Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Benevento and SPAL face each other in the relegation six-pointer at Stadio Ciro Vigorito on day 17 of the new Serie A campaign. Benevento did well to hold Milan to a 2-2 draw in their last home game in the Italian top flight, but they were not capable of matching Udinese at Dacia Arena at the weekend. Roberto de Zerbi’s men are still eyeing their first win of the season and many people believe that the time has come for the newcomers to give fans some cheer. Their rivals SPAL came from two goals behind to share the spoils with Hellas Verona at the weekend, but they remained in the relegation zone in the Serie A standings. Both sides are likely to go for a win in Sunday’s football match and a lively contest is on the horizon. Taking everything into account, we predict the two sides will play out a high-scoring draw at Stadio Ciro Vigorito.
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 (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.