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The Serie B fixture at Stadio Mario Rigamonti on Saturday sees home side Brescia up against opponents in SPAL.
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Brescia won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 4-2 Serie B defeat in their last game at the hands of Empoli.
In that game, Brescia managed 50% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. For Brescia, the goals were scored by Jesse Joronen (10' Own goal), Birkir Bjarnason (27') and Alfredo Donnarumma (72'). On the other side, Empoli got 25 shots on goal with 11 of them on target. Nedim Bajrami (17'), Leo Štulac (45') and Ryder Matos (83') scored for Empoli.
It has not been often in recent times that Brescia have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Rondinelle have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 9 goals on the way. That trend won’t necessarily follow through into this match, however.
Taking a look at their past results, Brescia:
- haven't been beaten in the league by SPAL in their last 3 games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 home league matches.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Ascoli in Serie B competition, SPAL will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, SPAL had 62% possession and 15 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for SPAL was Mattia Valoti (26'). Ascoli had 14 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Abdelhamid Sabiri (42') and Riad Bajić (53') scored for Ascoli.
The stats don’t lie, and SPAL have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 8 goals overall. At the back, SPAL could really do with shoring things up.
Coming into this clash, SPAL are unbeaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
The previous league meeting between the two was Serie B match day 16 on 30/12/2020 which ended up with the score at SPAL 2-3 Brescia.
That time, SPAL managed 59% possession and 14 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer was Mattia Valoti (7', 57').
Brescia had 16 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Filip Jagiełło (56'), Alfredo Donnarumma (70') and Birkir Bjarnason (87') scored.
The referee was Federico Dionisi.
Team News: Brescia
Nikola Ninkovic (Traffic Accident), Luca Pandolfi (Rupture of Outer Meniscus) and Andrea Ghezzi (Ankle Surgery) won’t be playing for Brescia manager Pep Clotet.
Team News: SPAL
Due to a fully injury-free group available for selection, SPAL boss Massimo Rastelli has zero fitness concerns to report before this clash.
We envisage that SPAL have it in them to break down this Brescia lineup, but that is unlikely to be as many as they will have scored against them.
We think that it’s going to be a 2-1 victory for Brescia by the conclusion of the game. It’s a very tough call.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Mario Rigamonti (19,550)
Captain: Dimitri Bisoli
Chairman: Massimo Cellino
Manager: Pep Clotet
Competitions: Serie B position 10
🔑 Key Man: Florian Ayé
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Florian Ayé was born in Paris, France. Having made his senior debut playing for AJ Auxerre in the 2015 - 2016 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 11 league goals in the Serie B 2020 - 2021 season so far in 33 appearances.