Our prediction for this Serie B match:
All eyes will be on Stadio Via del Mar when Lecce and Vicenza face each other in the Serie B round 15. Lecce are determined to return to the Italian top flight, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to turn their dream into reality. The Giallorossi failed to impress in back-to-back defeats to Pisa and Spal, but they are surely capable of beating Vicenza at home ground.
Lecce are after their third home win of the season, and the good news for the hosts is that boss Eugenio Corini has a full squad to choose from. The Red and Whites, on the other hand, shared the spoils with Reggina in midweek, with the team remaining in the middle of the standings. Lecce are definitely more of a team than Vicenza, and we predict that the hosts are going to prove their worth on the field. Longo is banned for the visitors, while Ierardi misses the game with injury.
Highlighted Player (Fabio Lucioni):
Fabio Lucioni is a product of Ternana football school. Lucioni played for the youth team of Ternana from 2002 to 2005 and he eventually made 14 appearances for the first team. The 185-cm-tall defender played for the likes of Monopoli, Noicattaro, Gela, Barletta, Spezia and Reggina in the past as well before joining Benevento in 2014.
Lucioni has established himself as a first-team regular at the club and it has to be noted that he scored three goals in 46 appearances for Benevento in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign. The Stregoni secured promotion to the Serie A by beating Carpi in the play-offs final, meaning that Lucioni will have a chance to test a top-flight football in the 2017/2018 season.
Lucioni’s main position is centre-back and his contract with Benevento expires on June 30, 2018. The left-footed defender, who was born in Terni on September 25, 1987, has yet to earn a call-up for the Italian national football team.