Our prediction for this Serie A match:
After suffering a 1-0 loss at Torino, Lecce will look to record their first Serie A win since July 2020 when they host Monza to their Stadio Via del Mare. The Giallorossi’ displays seem to be much better than the results, and we do not believe that they will have a better chance than this to get back on course. Gabriel Strefezza is a major doubt, while all Brancolini, Persson, Cetin, and Dermaku should miss out with injuries.
The Biancorossi, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Atalanta, and given their five-game losing run at the start of the season, home triumph should definitely be considered. As for the visiting side, Andrea Carboni will be assessed ahead of the kick-off, while both Marco D’Alessandro and Andrea Ranocchia remain in the recovery room. In their last meeting in a competitive match Lecce defeated Monza thanks to Massimo Coda’s goal.
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.