Spezia vs Verona
Italian Serie A
Date: 5 March 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 11:30 UK / 12:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Alberto Picco (La Spezia).
Stakes will be high on Sunday morning as Spezia host Verona in a genuine relegation six-pointer at Stadio Alberto Picco.
The two teams sit right next to each other and right on the brink of the relegation zone in the Serie A table ahead of the tie.
Spezia are three points above the danger area but a potential defeat here would move them lock on points with Verona who are currently in the bottom-three.
Neither team will enter the game on a high. Spezia are on a streak of seven successive outings without a win across competitions. They have lost five in the process.
Spezia have decided to make a managerial change by appointing Leonardo Semplici as the new head coach following the mentioned negative streak.
Semplici made his debut last weekend, taking the team to a 2-2 draw away at Udinese. It is worth noting that Spezia have shipped at least two goals in each of the last seven matches in all competitions.
Speaking of leaking goals, Verona allowed three in a tough home defeat at the hands of Fiorentina on Monday night at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi.
Marco Zaffaroni’s men have failed to find the back of the net in the last two losses to Roma and Fiorentina. They had previously been on a run of four straight undefeated games in the league, though.
Spezia vs Verona Head-to-head
- Verona lead the head to head tie by 4 wins going into the 19th clash against Spezia.
- Verona won six of the previous nine games against Spezia at Stadio Alberto Picco.
- We have seen goals at both ends in three of the last four head to head outings.
Spezia vs Verona Prediction
Spezia did offer a somewhat better attacking performance in the 2-2 draw at Udinese on the debut of their new manager Leonardo Semplici. Knowing they have also conceded at least two goals in seventh subsequent match, we are tempted to back goals at both ends here at the 1.90 odds.
Verona won six of the last nine away clashes against Spezia and they have shown a lot of improvement under Zaffaroni since the World Cup break. We like the 2.80 odds offered for the away win pick.
Spezia vs Verona Betting Tips
Both Teams To Score @ 1.90 (9/10)
Verona to win @ 2.80 (9/5) odd.