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The Serie A fixture at Stadio Alberto Picco on Sunday sees home side Spezia take to the field against opponents Udinese.
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Spezia will be hoping for a better result after the 6-1 Serie A loss in their previous game against Lazio.
In that match, Spezia had 39% possession and 5 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Spezia was Daniele Verde (4'). At the other end, Lazio had 18 attempts on goal with 10 of them on target. Ciro Immobile (5', 15', 45'), Felipe Anderson (47'), Elseid Hysaj (70') and Luis Alberto (85') scored for Lazio.
It has been all too rare in recent times that Spezia haven’t conceded. The facts show that Spezia have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 14 goals in the process. We shall soon find out if that trend will be continued on in this game.
Heading into this contest, Spezia are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Udinese will go into this game following a 3-0 Serie A win to defeat Venezia in their last match.
In that match, Udinese managed 45% possession and 21 attempts at goal with 10 on target. For Udinese, goals were scored by Ignacio Pussetto (29'), Gerard Deulofeu (70') and Nahuel Molina (93'). On the other side, Venezia got 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
In as many as 5 of the previous 6 games featuring Udinese, at least three goals have been hit. The overall average number of goals per match within that time is 4, with the number of goals averaged by Udinese working out to 1.67.
Coming into this clash, Udinese are without an away win for the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
The last league meeting between the two was Serie A match day 20 on 31/01/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Spezia 0-1 Udinese.
That time, Spezia had 63% possession and 10 shots on goal with 5 on target.
At the other end, Udinese had 6 shots on goal with 3 on target. Rodrigo De Paul (52') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Antonio Di Martino.
Team News: Spezia
Mehdi Bourabia (Unknown Injury) and Léo Sena (Unknown Injury) are unavailable for Spezia gaffer Thiago Motta. Kelvin Amian will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Udinese
Udinese boss Luca Gotti has to currently contend with reduced team options. Fernando Forestieri (Unknown Injury), Jan Kubala (Unknown Injury), Destiny Udogie (Calf Problems) and Ilija Nestorovski (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be making appearances.
We think that Spezia might need a bit of good fortune to register a score against this Udinese outfit who we think might score & stay on top.
Therefore, we predict a narrow 0-1 winning score for Udinese at the end of this game.
Little in this one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Alberto Picco (11,512)
Chairman: Philip Raymond Platek Jr
Manager: Thiago Motta
Competitions: Serie A position 15, Coppa Italia (2nd Round)