Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Benevento are running down a blind alley ahead of Saturday’s football game against Chievo. The newcomers do not seem to be competitive at this level and they are on the right track to drop to the Serie B. The rock-bottom team have collected no more than one point from possible 54 and it is no surprise they are seen as big underdogs in the game against Chievo. Benevento, though, were on the verge of sharing the spoils with Genoa at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris at the weekend, but the Rossoblu eventually scored a late winner and picked up all three points from the match. The Mussi Volanti, on the other hand, suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of Crotone and Bologna and, no doubt, they are desperate to put an end to their four-game winless run in the national championship. Seeing that Benevento are undisputedly the worst team in the Serie A at the moment, we predict the visitors will emerge triumphant in the Stadio Ciro Vigorito clash.
Highlighted Player (Fabio Lucioni):
Fabio Lucioni is a product of Ternana football school. Lucioni played for the youth team of Ternana from 2002 to 2005 and he eventually made 14 appearances for the first team. The 185-cm-tall defender played for the likes of Monopoli, Noicattaro, Gela, Barletta, Spezia and Reggina in the past as well before joining Benevento in 2014. Lucioni has established himself as a first-team regular at the club and it has to be noted that he scored three goals in 46 appearances for Benevento in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign. The Stregoni secured promotion to the Serie A by beating Carpi in the play-offs final, meaning that Lucioni will have a chance to test a top-flight football in the 2017/2018 season. Lucioni’s main position is centre-back and his contract with Benevento expires on June 30, 2018. The left-footed defender, who was born in Terni on September 25, 1987, has yet to earn a call-up for the Italian national football team.
Highlighted Team (Chievo Verona):
Associazione Calcio Chievo Verona shortly Chievo Verona is an Italian football club founded in 1929 and is currently active in the Serie A. The club is hosting it’s games in the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi which holds a capacity for 42 000 football fans. Chievo Verona shares the stadium with their city rivals Hellas Verona. After a couple of years playing in the Serie B the club from Verona managed to reach the Serie A in 2009/2010. Since the club is active in the Serie A the best performance was in the season 2011/2012 where Chievo Verona was able to end 10th on the Serie A table. Chievo Verona never managed to reach the group stage in a European top league. In the past Chievo got knocked out several times in the UEFA cup qualifiers and one time in the Champions League qualification stage. Known players that wore the Chievo Verona kit in their career are: Amauri, Brighi, Perrotta and Barzagli