Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Tuesday’s football game at Stadio Paolo Mazza pits together Spal and Frosinone, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the season finale. Spal are eyeing a place in the playoffs, while Frosinone are fighting hard to secure yet another Serie B survival. The Biancazzurri suffered a dip in form, with the team losing to both Ascoli and Brescia in the previous two league fixtures, but the midweek clash could be crucial for the hosts in the promotion battle. All Valoti, Vicari, and Viviani are out of contention through injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The Canarini, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Pordenone, with the team beating Pisa 3-1 in their last league match. Frosinone, though, are not regarded as good travellers, and that is the main reason why we are going to put our money on the promotion-chasing hosts. Gori and Iacobucci should be the only absentees in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Lucas Castro):
Lucas Castro was born in La Plata, Argentina on 9 April, 1989. He played for his home-town club Gimnasia La Plata at the start of his senior career and the pacey winger made 68 league appearances for los Triperos from 2008 to 2011. Racing Club signed him for the 2011/2012 season and he scored five goals in 26 appearances for the club in the national championship.
In 2012 he decided to move to Europe as he signed a five-year deal with Serie A side Catania for a fee of €2.5 million. The Argentine footballer scored 13 goals for the Sicilian outfit from 2012 to 2015 and on 29 June, 2016 he joined fellow Serie A side Chievo.
Lucas Castro received Argentina call-up in 2011 for a friendly against Brazil, but he did not come from the bench. Castro is a winger, but he is capable of playing as a central midfielder. His market value on 15 July, 2016 was €6 million.
Highlighted Team (Frosinone):
Back in 1912 Frosinone were founded as Unione Sportiva Frusinate and it has to be noted that the colors of the team were originally red and blue. They were later changed to the current yellow and blue and the Canarini have been wearing those kits ever since. Frosinone made their first ever appearance in the Serie A in the 2015/2016 season, but they failed to secure the promotion.
The Canarini finished the season in 19th place in the standings, eight points behind Udinese, who eventually avoided relegation to Serie B. However, two years later Frosinone returned to the Italian top flight as they defeated Palermo 3-2 on aggregate in the play-offs final.
The club play their home games at Stadio Benito Stirpe, the stadium that was opened in 2017. The venue can hold 16,227 spectators and it is owned by the Municipality of Frosinone. The construction cost €20 million.