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The Serie A tie at Stadio Pier Luigi Penzo on Sunday will see home side Venezia welcoming opponents Spezia.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Venezia v Spezia can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Venezia, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 1-2 Serie A success versus Empoli.
In that match, Venezia managed 32% possession and 10 shots at goal with 3 on target. For Venezia, the goalscorers were Thomas Henry (13') and David Okereke (68'). For their opponents, Empoli had 22 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Nedim Bajrami (89') scored for Empoli.
It has not been often in recent times where Venezia have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Venezia have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 8 goals along the way.
Ahead of this meeting, Venezia are undefeated in their last 3 home league matches.
After a losing effort in their last game against Udinese in Serie A action, Spezia and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Spezia managed 57% possession and 19 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Udinese got 9 shots on goal with 4 on target. Lazar Samardžić (89') scored for Udinese.
Looking at their form, and Spezia have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 13 goals in total. In defence, Spezia certainly have room for improvement. That kind of trend might not be sustained into this game, though.
Ahead of this meeting, Spezia have not won away from home in their last 10 league games. What a terrible run of away results.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 15/09/2017 tells us that Venezia have won 2 of them and Spezia 0, with the number of drawn matches standing at 4.
A combined total of 6 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 4 for Arancioneroverdi and 2 created by Spezia. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.
The last league contest between the two was Serie B match day 35 on 17/07/2020 and the score finished Spezia 0-1 Venezia.
On that occasion, Spezia managed 64% possession and 28 shots on goal with 7 on target.
Venezia got 6 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Mattia Aramu (16') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Francesco Fourneau.
Team News: Venezia
Dor Peretz (Bruised Knee) and Lauri Ala-Myllymäki (Knee Surgery) won’t be playing for Venezia gaffer Paolo Zanetti. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Bruno Bertinato, Riccardo Bocalon, Gianmarco Zigoni and Jacopo Dezi.
Team News: Spezia
Spezia boss Thiago Motta has not got a full squad to pick from. Kevin Agudelo (Fractured Foot) and Léo Sena (Unknown Injury) will not be playing here.
We feel that Spezia and Venezia may well both score, with little between these two teams.
Let’s see how this one goes, but it looks this could be a draw. We’re therefore seeing a tight encounter, finishing with a 1-1 scoreline at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Pier Luigi Penzo (7,389)
Captain: Marco Modolo
Chairman: Duncan Niederauer
Manager: Paolo Zanetti
Competitions: Serie A position 14, Coppa Italia (2nd Round)