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SPAL are the guests at Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore on Friday for the Serie B showdown with hosts Reggiana.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Reggiana v SPAL are shown on this page (plus the best game odds).
Reggiana will be hoping for a better result following the 1-0 Serie B loss in their previous game against Pescara.
In that match, Reggiana managed 60% possession and 14 shots on goal with 3 on target. Pescara got 11 shots at goal with 5 on target. Christian Capone (8') scored for Pescara.
Reggiana haven’t exactly had impressive attacking statistics of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 against opposition teams during the course of their previous six outings. In those meetings, I Granata have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them come to 6.
Coming into this meeting, Reggiana are winless against SPAL in their last 2 matches in the league.
Since a loss in their previous game against Frosinone in Serie B action, SPAL and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, SPAL had 59% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 0 on target. On the other side, Frosinone got 12 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Andrija Novakovich (50') scored for Frosinone.
Looking at their form, and SPAL have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 9 goals in all. Defensively, SPAL have not been doing too well. While that may be of interest, we’ll just have to find out if that trend shall be replicated in this next game.
Head to head
The previous league game between these clubs was Serie B match day 18 on 18/01/2021 when the final score was SPAL 2-0 Reggiana.
That day, SPAL managed 56% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 7 on target. The goals were scored by Mattia Valoti (38') and Marco D'Alessandro (80').
On the other side, Reggiana had 5 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
The referee was Antonio Giua.
Team News: Reggiana
Augustus Kargbo (Unknown Injury), Andrea Costa (Unknown Injury) and Simone Mazzocchi (Cervical spine injury) aren’t available for Reggiana gaffer Massimiliano Alvini.
Team News: SPAL
Out of a mainly available group, there is just the one fitness problem for the SPAL manager Massimo Rastelli to contend with. Mattia Valoti (Ankle Injury) misses out for this game.
We’re of the view that Reggiana will have to work hard as a team to be putting a goal past this SPAL lineup who we think might win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
That’s why our selection here is for a highly competitive game with a 0-1 victory for SPAL at full-time.
Little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore (21,525)
Captain: Andrea Costa
Chairman: Carmelo Salerno
Manager: Massimiliano Alvini
Competitions: Serie B position 18
⭐ Key Man: Simone Mazzocchi
Customarily played in the Striker position, Simone Mazzocchi was born in Milan, Italy. Having made his senior debut playing for Reggiana in the 2020 - 2021 season, the gifted Forward has scored a sum of 7 league goals in this Serie B 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 29 appearances.