Stadium: Pierluigi Penzo (Venice)
In the last round, Venezia got their first win of the season, beating Empoli in an away game. Spezia has no wins so far, only a draw and two defeats. Who will come out victorious in the upcoming game? There are several options for you to consider.
Venezia had a major victory
It is important to gain self-confidence for a team that starts their way in the elite division, also realizing that it is possible to compete on equal terms with rivals who perform at a higher level. The first two games did not bring Paolo Zanetti's side any points. What's more, the Venetians failed to score, losing 0-2 to Napoli and 0-3 to Udinese. That’s why Venezia's victory over Empoli in the previous round is very valuable. Winning 2-1 away gave them the first three points, a huge step to becoming accepted in the elite.
Meanwhile, Spezia is losing confidence
The success of Spezia last season (keeping a place in Serie A for such a modest team is an impressive achievement) is attributed to the head coach Vincenzo Italiano. Now he is quite successful at Fiorentina, and the Eagles are led by Thiago Motta. Of course, it's not good for the team so far. Only one point in three starting rounds doesn’t sound very promising, does it? Their record also includes a devastating 6-2 defeat at the hands of Lazio in round 2.
Injuries and suspensions
- Venezia: Lauri Ala-Myllymäki, Luca Fiordilino, and Luca Lezzerini are out. Dor Peretz is questionable.
- Spezia: Kevin Agudelo and Ebrima Colley are out. Léo Sena is questionable.
The opponents have played each other 6 times from 2017 to 2020 in Serie B, with 4 draws, 2 wins for Venezia, and none for Spezia.
Expert Betting Tips
Venezia made a name for themselves, beating Empoli away, and that was a fair outcome. On the other hand, Spezia seems to be another unsuccessful case of Thiago Motta's coaching. So far, the former midfielder of PSG, Inter, and the Italian national team, is that kind of a mentor. Another defeat for the Eagles in the upcoming game will surprise literally nobody.
Prediction: Venezia will win.
- Handicap 1 (0) for 1.82;
- Venezia To Win for 2.39;
- Handicap 1 (-1) for 4.55.