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The Serie A game at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on Saturday sees home side Hellas Verona welcome Spezia.
Our Hellas Verona v Spezia predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Hellas Verona will be wanting a better result here after a 1-0 Serie A defeat in their last game at the hands of Inter Milan.
In that match, Hellas Verona managed 51% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 1 on target. On the other side, Inter Milan got 12 shots at goal with 3 on target. Matteo Darmian (76') scored for Inter Milan.
Hellas Verona have really struggled up front of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 versus opponents during the course of their last six matches. In those meetings, Verona have also seen the number of goals scored against them come to 9. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend will end up being continued on here.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Hellas Verona:
- have not lost a league tie with Spezia in their last 3 matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 5 league matches. Fans are getting restless.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Genoa in Serie A action, Spezia will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Spezia had 66% possession and 9 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. For their opponents, Genoa got 10 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Gianluca Scamacca (62') and Eldor Shomurodov (86') scored for Genoa.
The numbers tell their own story, and Spezia have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 12 goals overall. At the back, Spezia certainly have room for improvement.
Coming into this fixture, Spezia are without an away win for the past 6 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 26/01/2013 tells us that Hellas Verona have won 5 of these and Spezia 1, with the tally of drawn results being 0.
An aggregate of 14 goals were scored between them in this period, with 10 from Verona and 4 being from Spezia. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The previous league meeting between these clubs was Serie A match day 15 on 03/01/2021 and the score finished Spezia 0-1 Hellas Verona.
That day, Spezia managed 53% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
At the other end, Hellas Verona got 12 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Mattia Zaccagni (75') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Luca Pairetto.
Team News: Hellas Verona
Ronaldo Vieira (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Miguel Veloso (Unknown Injury), Matteo Lovato (Adductor problems) and Marco Benassi (Unknown Injury) aren’t available for Verona gaffer Ivan Jurić. Federico Ceccherini will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Spezia
Spezia manager Vincenzo Italiano has a number of players out of action. Federico Mattiello (Fitness), Titas Krapikas (Corona virus), Juan Ramos (Corona virus) and Riccardo Marchizza (Unknown Injury) are not able to play.
Here, we’re thinking that Spezia may find it difficult to get anything against this Hellas Verona lineup who we think should end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’re therefore tipping a very even match with a 1-0 victory for Hellas Verona when the referee blows for full-time.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi (39,211)
Captain: Miguel Veloso
Chairman: Maurizio Setti
Manager: Ivan Jurić
Competitions: Serie A position 10
🔑 Star Player: Antonín Barák
Typically playing in the Centre Midfield position, Antonín Barák was born in Czech Republic. After making a first senior appearance for FK Příbram in the 2012 - 2013 season, the talented Midfielder has scored 7 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 season to date in 30 appearances.