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Salernitana meet visiting club Spezia at Stadio Arechi in this Serie B match on Friday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Salernitana v Spezia can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Salernitana enter this match following a 1-1 Serie B drawn game vs Pordenone.
In that match, Salernitana had 59% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Salernitana was Francesco Di Tacchio (26'). On the other side, Pordenone had 9 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Salvatore Burrai (18') was the scorer for Pordenone.
Fixtures involving Salernitana have proved to be absorbing encounters of late with plenty of scoring expected. Over their past half dozen clashes, a total of 23 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 12 of those being chalked up by I granata.
Coming into this fixture, Salernitana haven't won against Spezia in their previous 2 league matches.
Previously, Spezia drew 0-0 in the Serie B tie with Entella.
In that match, Spezia managed 65% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Entella had 7 shots on goal with 1 on target.
A run of steadfast displays from the Spezia defenders has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their past 6 outings overall. In that period of time, their forwards have scored 7. That trend might not follow through here, though.
Their past results show that Spezia:
- haven't beaten Salernitana in games played away from home for the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 22/01/2017, there has been little between the sides with Salernitana winning 3 of those games, Spezia 3 and 0 being drawn in normal time.
13 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 6 of them for I granata and 7 being from Spezia. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was Serie B match day 19 on 29/12/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Spezia 2-1 Salernitana.
That day, Spezia managed 47% possession and 15 shots on goal with 3 on target. The goalscorers were Antonino Ragusa (5') and Emmanuel Gyasi (83').
Salernitana had 11 shots on goal with 4 on target. Lamin Jallow (85') scored.
The match was refereed by Luca Massimi.
Team News: Salernitana
Salernitana boss Gian Ventura does not have any fitness worries at all before this clash with a fully healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Spezia
Out of a mainly available group of players, there is just the sole fitness worry for the Spezia gaffer Vincenzo Italiano to be concerned about. Elio Capradossi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game.
We feel that in this game, Spezia are capable enough to breach the defence of this Salernitana lineup, however that probably won’t quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re going for a 2-1 advantage for Salernitana by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Definitely a tough call.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Arechi (37,180)
Captain: Francesco Di Tacchio
Chairman: Marco Mezzaroma & Claudio Lotito
Manager: Gian Ventura
Competitions: Serie B position 9
⭐ Key Player: Sofian Kiyine
Mostly played in the Centre Midfield position, Sofian Kiyine was born in Verviers, Belgium. Having made a first senior appearance for Chievo Verona in the 2016 - 2017 season, the accomplished Midfielder has contributed 10 league goals in this Serie B 2019 - 2020 season so far in a total of 33 appearances.