Our prediction for this Serie B match:
All eyes will be on Stadio Paolo Mazza when Spal and Lecce go head to head in the Serie B round 15. Spal quickly bounced back from a 3-2 loss to Alessandria, with the team beating Cosenza thanks to Giuseppe Rossi’s goal. The former Fiorentina ace should be recalled to the starting XI, and we are positive that the 34-year-old will pose a big threat to the opposition back-line.
The Giallorossi, on the other hand, played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Ternana in their last league match. Lecce have been scoring goals for fun in the first half of the season, and seeing that they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered. Spal defenders should have Brazil international Gabriel Strefezza at bay as he scored a brace in the last league match.
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 (Lecce):
When you imagine a yellow-red shirt, Lecce must be the first club that comes to your mind. Founded back in 1908, Lecce are Italian club that will compete in the Serie A in the 2019/2020 season. The Giallorossi return to the Italian top flight following a seven-year absence and, as always, they will host their rivals at Stadio Via del Mare.
The venue which was opened on September 11, 1966 can hold up to 33,876 people. The likes of Antonio Conte, Graziano Pelle, Javier Chevanton, Juan Cuadrado, Mirko Vucinic, Fabrizio Miccoli and Massimo Oddo are one of the most notable footballers who played for the Italian club in the past.
Lecce and Gallipoli face each other in the Salento derby and there have been fireworks in meetings between the two clubs since the 2009/2010 Serie B season when they first met in the league.