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Spezia vs Venezia: Today's Best Bets
A win for Spezia this weekend could prove huge in their bid to escape relegation from Serie A this season but visiting Venezia have just as much need for the points as they currently reside in the bottom three.
Spezia to Win
When these two sides locked horns in September, Spezia ran out 2-1 winners at Venezia and we're backing Saturday's hosts to claim the domestic double over their relegation battling guests. Neither side can claim to be in good form but Spezia did win their last home game against Cagliari 2-0, while Venezia have lost each of their last four matches, two of which were on the road.
Under 2.5 Goals
Six of the last seven league meetings between these two clubs have produced under 2.5 goals, and we're expecting another tight and tense 90-minutes when the pair go head-to-head for the second time this season. Three of Spezia's last four outings and three of Venezia's last five fixtures have also witnessed fewer than three goals scored, so you can see why we're not predicting there to be many goals scored on Saturday.
Everything you need to know about Spezia vs Venezia
A win for Venezia would drag Spezia right back into the thick of the relegation battle
Spezia made the trip to Sassuolo before the international break but they probably wish they hadn't. The hosts took the lead in the 17th-minute from the penalty spot but a goal from Verde got Spezia back onto level terms before the break. However, the second half belonged to Sassuolo who scored three goals to wrap up a convincing 4-1 victory. Spezia now sit 7pts above the drop zone heading into the business end of the season but their goal difference took a bit of a hammering last time out which will be a concern.
Spezia Predicted Lineup – Provedel, Nikolaou, Bastoni, Amian, Erlić, Kiwior, Reca, Kovalenko, Maggiore, Gyasi & Verde
Venezia probably fancied their chances of securing a much-needed win when Sampdoria made the trip to the Stadio Pierluigi Penzo. However, two goals from Caputo put the visitors 2-0 up at the break and in the second half, Venezia lost top scorer Henry to two bookable offences and he now misses the game against Spezia. Venezia sit 3pts adrift from safety but a win on Saturday could take them out of the relegation zone if Cagliari lose their game.
Venezia Predicted Lineup – Mäenpää, Haps, Caldara, Ceccaroni, Ebuehi, Nani, Fiordilino, Ampadu, Aramu, Nsame & Okereke
Spezia: Bourabia, Sala and Sena are the three main injury concerns for the hosts this weekend.
Venezia: Henry is suspended for the visitors, while teammates Modolo, Romero, Johnsen and Lezzerini could miss the game through injury.
Spezia vs Venezia – FAQ
- Who are the favourites to win? – Spezia are the clear favourites to win with all bookmakers.
- What was the score when these two teams last met? – Venezia 1-2 Spezia, 19/09/21.
- What time is kick-off? – 14:00 GMT, 15:00 CET.