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The Serie A match at Stadio Alberto Picco on Saturday sees home team Spezia facing Parma.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Spezia v Parma are shown on this page (plus the best game odds).
Spezia will be hoping to bounce back here following the 3-0 Serie A loss in their previous game against Fiorentina.
In that game, Spezia had 63% possession and 10 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Fiorentina got 10 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Dušan Vlahović (48'), Gaetano Castrovilli (64') and Valentin Eysseric (82') scored for Fiorentina.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Spezia haven’t conceded. In fact, Spezia have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 13 goals along the way. We will have to see whether or not that trend will end up being sustained here.
In their last game, Parma drew 2-2 in the Serie A tie with Udinese.
In that match, Parma had 46% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For Parma, the goals were scored by Andreas Cornelius (3') and Juraj Kucka (32'). For their opponents, Udinese had 14 shots on goal with 3 on target. Stefano Okaka (64') and Bram Nuytinck (80') scored for Udinese.
The attacking players from Parma have struggled for goals over their last six clashes, netting the disappointing return of only 4. In those fixtures, I Crociati have also seen the overall goal tally of opposing teams equal 13.
Ahead of this clash, Parma are without a win away from home in their last 6 league matches.
Head to head
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 5 on 25/10/2020 when it ended Parma 2-2 Spezia.
In that game, Parma had 48% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. The scorers were Riccardo Gagliolo (34') and Juraj Kucka (92').
At the other end, Spezia got 14 shots at goal with 6 on target. Julian Chabot (28') and Kevin Agudelo (31') scored.
The match was refereed by Valerio Marini.
Team News: Spezia
Claudio Terzi (Adductor problems) and Federico Mattiello (Fitness) are unavailable for Spezia boss Vincenzo Italiano.
Team News: Parma
Parma manager Roberto D'Aversa has not got a full squad to pick from. Hans Nicolussi Caviglia (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Gervinho (Muscular problems), Joshua Zirkzee (Lumbago), Roberto Inglese (Unknown Injury) and Graziano Pellè (Muscular problems) won’t be making appearances. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Mattia Bani and Mattia Sprocati.
In our opinion, Parma will have their work cut out to put one past this Spezia outfit who we think should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
That’s why we have predicted a good battle with a 1-0 winning score for Spezia at the conclusion of the game.
Hoping for a good game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Alberto Picco (10,336)
Captain: Claudio Terzi
Chairman: Stefano Chisoli
Manager: Vincenzo Italiano
Competitions: Serie A position 16
🔑 Key Player: Andrey Galabinov
Normally used in the Striker position, Andrey Galabinov was born in Bulgaria. Having played his first senior match for Livorno in the 2010 - 2011 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 3 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 7 appearances.