Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Monza continue life without Super Mario Balotelli, who left the club in the summer transfer window. The Biancorossi have collected five points from possible nine at the start of the season, with the team eyeing their third clean sheet of the process. Monza have been producing fine displays of late, and seeing that they are a real force to be reckoned with at home, it is no wonder the bookies see them as favourites to win Saturday’s match.
Ternan, on the other hand, do not seem to be competitive at this level of Italian football system. The newcomers struggle at the back, and seeing that they have already conceded nine goals in the process, we are tempted to put our money on the Biancorossi. Keep in mind, though, that defender Davide Agazzi is banned for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Mario Balotelli):
Mario Balotelli is a controversial footballer who played for both Inter and Milan in the past. The Italian attacker, who was born on 12 August, 1990, started his senior career at Lumezzane and in 2007 he signed a contract with the Nerazzurri.
After scoring 20 goals in 59 league appearances with Inter, he moved to Manchester City in 2010. Super Mario spent three seasons at the Etihad Stadium and he returned to Serie A in 2013, signing a deal with Inter’s fiercest rivals Milan this time out. Balotelli scored 26 goals in 43 league games with the Rossoneri, but in the summer of 2014 he signed for Liverpool for a fee of £16 million.
The Italian attacker is well known for his powerful shoot, but he often struggles to control his volatile temper. Super Mario impressed at the 2012 European Championship finals and he helped Italy make it to the final of the tournament. However, Spain proved to be a big catch for the Azzurri in the title game.