Our football match prediction:
Benevento will be looking to bounce back from a heavy 6-0 loss to Napoli when they welcome Roma at their Stadio Ciro Vigorito. The newcomers want to put an end to their four-match losing run in the 2017/2018 Serie A campaign, but grabbing something from Wednesday’s football match against Roma. The Stregoni failed to score in previous three league fixtures and they are unlikely to upset the Giallorossi on Matchday 5. The Romans, on the other hand, recorded a routine 3-0 win over Hellas Verona at the weekend and a victory over Benevento would see the capital club keep their hopes of winning Scudetto alive. Eusebio Di Francesco’s men are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the midweek fixture against the newcomers and we predict that they are going to prove their worth on the field. Bosnia international Edin Dzeko is likely to lead the line for the visitors against Benevento and the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
Highlighted Player (Achraf Lazaar):
Achraf Lazaar was born in Casablanca, Morocco on January 22, 1992, but he moved to Italy with his parents in 2003. The left-footed footballer began his youth career at Raja Casablanca and he joined Varese’s youth academy in 2009. Lazaar made his debut for the senior team in 2012. He made 37 league appearances for Varese, but he did not find the net during his spell at the Stadio Franco Ossola outfit. In January 2014 he signed a contract with Palermo and he has been playing for the Sicilian outfit ever since. Lazaar plays as a left back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a left back as well. Seeing that he was unable to play for Italy, the Palermo footballer decided to represent Morocco on the international stage. He made his Morocco debut on 23 may, 2014 in a friendly against Mozambique. Morocco recorded a routine 4-0 win over Mozambique back then. Achraf Lazaar has a contract with Palermo which expires on 30 June, 2017.
Highlighted Team (AS Roma):
AS Roma are a professional football club based in Rome. Roma were founded by a merger in 1927 and they play in the Italian Serie A. Roma’s fiercest rivals are Lazio and it has to be noted that both capital clubs play their home games at Stadio Olimpico. The two local rivals face each other in the Derby della Capitale, which is considered one of the most exciting derbies in the world of football. The Giallorossi (The Yellow and Reds) have won three Serie A titles (1941/1942, 1982/1983, 2000/2001), while winning nine Coppa Italia trophies. The colour of Roma’s shirts is imperial purple with a golden yellow trim. A number of top-class footballers were part of Roma in the past, but Francesco Totti is undisputedly the club’s biggest legend. “The Prince of Rome” made his 601 appearances for Roma on 14 May, 2016 when the Giallorossi recorded a 3-1 win over Milan at Stadio San Siro.