Our prediction for this Serie B match:
All eyes will be on Stadio Paolo Mazza when Spal and Brescia face each other in the last game of the year. Spal failed to impress in a 2-0 loss at Ascoli, but it is well known that they produce much better showing at home than on the travels. The Biancazzurri are eyeing their sixth home win of the season, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in the midweek clash.
Serbian defender Tomovic returns from suspension, but Berisha, Dalessandro, and Dickmann remain in the recovery room. Brescia, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Empoli, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Spal’s party at Stadio Paolo Mazza. In their last meeting in the Serie B Brescia defeated Spal 2-1, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge. Cistana is the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Etrit Berisha):
Etrit Berisha is an Albanian goalkeeper born on 10 March 1989 in Prishtina, and he has become an important player for the Albania national team over the years. After starting his youth career in his native country, Berisha joined Swedish side as a youngster and he quickly managed to prove his worth on senior level, making 90 league appearances and even scoring 3 goals from the penalty spot.
The impressive displays in Swedish Allsvenskan earned him a lucrative move to Lazio in the summer of 2013, and he has since been vying with Federico Marchetti for a starting berth at Stadio Olimpico, making almost 40 league appearances during the first three years at the club. Berisha has also performed well for the Biancocelesti in Coppa Italia and Europa League, while helping Albania qualify for their first ever European Championship finals.
The talented goalkeeper spent every minute on the pitch during team’s successful qualifying campaign, making sure his name will be written in the Albania national team history books.
Highlighted Team (Brescia):
Hosting their rivals at Stadio Mario Rigamonti, the stadium with the capacity of 16,743, Brescia are Italian team founded back in 1911 under the name of Brescia Football Club. Le Rondinelle are well known for their blue and white shirts, but white is dominant colour in their away kit.
Atalanta are considered one of the club’s fiercest rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the Derby of Lombardy. The Stadio Mario Rigamonti outfit have rivalries with the likes of Inter, Hellas Verona and Cremonese as well. Roberto Baggio, who has 56 caps with the Italy national football team, is considered the most famous footballer who played for Brescia.
Robi scored 45 goals in 95 appearances in the Serie A for le Rondinelle. It has to be noted that the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Gheorge Hagi, Pep Guardiola, Luca Toni, Luigi Di Biagio and Dario Hubner were part of Brescia in the past as well. However, Mario Rigamonti is the club’s biggest legend as he died in the Superga air disaster back in 1949.