Our prediction for this Serie B match:
SPAL and Cittadella face each other at Stadio Paolo Mazza in what is expected to be a close Serie B encounter. The Gli Spalini do not seem to be at the top of their game, with the team losing five of their last six league fixtures, and given their shaky defence, home win should not be considered. Goalkeeper Enrico Alfonso remains in the recovery room, but he should be the only absentee in the home team.
La Citta, on the other hand, have been in a fine form of late, with the team beating both Reggina and Ternana, while sharing the spoils with Brescia. Since Cittadella have been producing much better showings than SPAL in recent weeks, we predict that the visitors are going to pick up all three points from the match. A man to watch in the away team will be Giovanni Crociata, who scored a brace in a 2-1 win over Ternana, while Enrico Baldini misses the match through injury.
Highlighted Player (Alberto Pomini):
Alberto Pomini is a 185-cm-tall goalkeeper who played for Verona during his youth career. In 2001 he moved to San Marino and he made 17 league appearances for the club in the Serie C2. At the end of the season he signed a deal with Bellaria and after playing 20 games for the club, he moved to Sassuolo in 2004.
Pomini played for the Neroverdi in the Serie C2 back then, but the club have been making progress year by year. Sassuolo are currently playing in the Italian top flight, but it has to be noted that Pomini did not see any game action in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign. The Italian goalkeeper wore No. 17 on his shirt between 2008 and 2012, but following Davide Bassi’s departure he received number 1 shirt.
Alberto Pomini was born in Isola della Scala, Italy on 17 March, 1981. He has a contract with Sassuolo which expires at the end of the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign. His agent is Danilo Caravello.
Highlighted Team (SPAL):
SPAL impressed in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign, with the team finishing the season in top position in the standings, four points clear of second-placed Hellas Verona.
The Biancazzurri returned to the Italian elite division following a 49-year absence and it has to be noted that they finished the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign in 14th place in the table. As a result, they were relegated to the Italian second tier at the end of the season.
The club was founded in 1907 as Circolo Ars et Labor and six years later was renamed as Societa Polisportiva Ars et Labor. After a bankruptcy the club was re-founded in 2005 and they have been competing as SPAl 1907 ever since.
SPAL welcome their rivals at Stadio Paolo Mazza, the venue which was opened in 1928. You should know that the capacity of the stadium is 12.438 Rovigo are regarded as Spal’s fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in the Derby of Polesine.