Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Reggina and Benevento go head to head at Stadio Oreste Granillo in the opening match of Serie B round 14. Reggina aim to build on back-to-back wins over Genoa and Venezia, and they must be high on spirits ahead of the visit of Benevento. A man to watch in the home team will be Brazil midfielder Hernani, who has been in a fine form of late. The visitors, on the other hand, proved their worth in a 2-1 over Spal, but they are still sitting in the relegation zone.
Considering that Girona have been producing excellent displays on home soil this season, we predict that the Gli Stregoni are going to return home empty-handed. In their last meeting in the Italian second tier Benevento defeated Reggina 3-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge. As for the away team, all Andres Tello, Gennaro Acampora, and Frederic Veseli are major doubts, and the trio will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Highlighted Player (Camillo Ciano):
Despite beginning his youth career at Napoli, attacking midfielder Camillo Ciano did not make his debut with the Partenopei in the Serie B. After spending several years of his career on loan at Lecco, Cavese, Crotone, Padova and Avellino, Ciano signed for Parma in 2014. However, he was immediately sent on loan to Crotone where he scored 17 goals in 36 appearances for the club.
In 2015 the Italian footballer joined Cesena where he found his best form. In 2017 he moved to fellow Serie B side Frosinone and it has to be noted that he impressed in the 2017/2018 Serie B season, scoring 14 goals and providing 17 assists for his teammates.
Camillo Ciano’s main position is right winger, but he is used as both second striker and left winger as well. He was born on February 22, 1990 in Marcianise (Italy). Ciano’s preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (Benevento):
FC Benevento secured promotion to the Serie A for the first time in their history at the end of the 2016/2017 campaign, but it has to be noted that they finished the regular season in 5th place in the standings. The Stregoni (Witches) did well to beat Perugia and Carpi in the promotion play-offs and, as a result, they are going to taste a top-flight football.
Benevento were founded in 1929 as Associazione Calcio Benevento and back then they played their home games at Meomartini, the venue which was built by Ciccio Minocchia. Nowadays, the Stregoni welcome their rivals at Stadio Giro Vigorito and the capacity of the stadium is 12.847. Benevento are well known for their yellow jerseys with red stripes, whilst they wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels.
After Napoli, Salernitana and Avellino Benevento become the fourth club from Campania to compete in the Serie A. Matches between the aforementioned teams are well known as Campania derbies.