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The Serie A game at Stadio Alberto Picco on Saturday sees home side Spezia playing against Salernitana.
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Spezia will be hoping to bounce back here following a 4-0 Serie A defeat in their last game at the hands of Hellas Verona.
In that game, Spezia had 55% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 on target. Hellas Verona got 6 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Giovanni Simeone (4'), Davide Faraoni (15'), Gianluca Caprari (42') and Daniel Bessa (71') scored for Hellas Verona.
Three or more goals per game were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Spezia have been involved. Opposing sides scored 17 of them in this period whereas Spezia managed to get a total of 6.
A look at their previous results shows us that Spezia:
- have not been beaten in the league by Salernitana in their previous 3 matches.
- have not won at home in their last 4 league games. Their fans aren't happy.
Salernitana head into the clash following a 1-0 Serie A win against Genoa in their most recent fixture.
In that game, Salernitana managed 49% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for Salernitana was Milan Đurić (66'). Genoa got 19 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
The numbers tell their own story, and Salernitana have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 12 goals in all. At the back, Salernitana have not been doing too well. Such a trend might not be sustained here, though.
Coming into this clash, Salernitana are without a win away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their past head-to-head clashes going back to 23/09/2017 shows us that Spezia have won 4 of these and Salernitana 2, with the tally of draws being 0.
A sum of 15 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 9 of them for Spezia and 6 coming from I granata. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The previous league contest between these clubs was Serie B match day 38 on 31/07/2020 and the score finished Salernitana 1-2 Spezia.
In that game, Salernitana had 39% possession and 13 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Their only player to score was Cedric Gondo (30').
For their opponents, Spezia got 20 shots at goal with 5 on target. Luca Mora (45') and M'Bala Nzola (90') scored.
The match was refereed by Valerio Marini.
Team News: Spezia
Jakub Kiwior (Unknown Injury), Kelvin Amian (Unknown Injury), Léo Sena (Unknown Injury), Martin Erlic (Muscular problems), Arkadiusz Reca (Muscular problems), Kevin Agudelo (Fractured Foot) and Mehdi Bourabia (Calf Injury) aren’t available for Spezia boss Thiago Motta. Simone Bastoni is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Salernitana
Salernitana manager Fabrizio Castori has not got a full squad to pick from. Luka Bogdan (Unknown Injury), Leonardo Capezzi (Knee Injury), Matteo Ruggeri (Muscle Injury), Federico Bonazzoli (Bruise), Frédéric Veseli (Corona virus), Lassana Coulibaly (Unknown Injury) and Franck Ribéry (Ankle problems) are not ready for selection. Guido Guerrieri is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We’re thinking that Salernitana will likely create enough chances to find the back of the net against this Spezia team, but it realistically won’t be as many as they’ll concede.
Our tip is for a close game with a 2-1 winning score for Spezia after the 90. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Alberto Picco (11,512)
Captain: Giulio Maggiore
Chairman: Philip Raymond Platek Jr
Manager: Thiago Motta
Competitions: Serie A position 19, Coppa Italia (2nd Round)
🔑 Star Player: Simone Bastoni
Mostly deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Simone Bastoni was born in La Spezia, Italy. After having made a senior debut playing for Spezia in the 2018 - 2019 season, the talented Midfielder has managed to score 2 league goals in the Serie A 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 7 appearances.