Spezia vs Hellas Verona
Italy Serie A
Date: Sunday, 3 January 2021
Kick-Off at 14.00 UK
Venue: Stadio Alberto Picco, La Spezia.
Hellas Verona have caused so much trouble to top tier teams in Serie A this season, while also staying in an active race for one of European spots. The Mastiffs are currently 9th with 20 points, just five behind 5th placed Napoli for example. Huge boost could happen with a potential victory against Spezia this Sunday at Alberto Picco.
Hosts are most likely going to battle against relegation in this campaign and try to avoid express comeback to Serie B. They were unsuccessful in the last appearance against another relegation zone squad Genoa. As expected, visitors are warm favorites for the win currently priced at 2.25 odds.
Spezia vs Verona Head-to-head
There were 13 previous head to head encounters between these opponents. Stats are going in favour of Hellas Verona who won six duels, while Spezia was victorious in four. Not a single duel at this stadium ended without winner.
Total of 24 goals was seen so far, which averages around 1.90 per match.
The last meeting was in February 2019 when both were members of Serie B. Verona conquered this venue with a 2-1 win.
Spezia vs Verona Prediction
Spezia were defeated in four out of the last five Serie A outings, but they have managed to score at least one goal in every single of those games. The best performance of the season happened on 7th November against Benevento, crushing the opposition 3-0 FT.
The gap from relegation has been narrowed because of recent defeats, so they would surely use at least one point against Mastiffs.
As mentioned above, Hellas Verona are doing exceptionally well against big guns. They recently defeated Lazio in Rome 2-1, while previously snatching points off AC Milan, Atalanta and Juventus. It is not a big secret that head manager Ivan Juric prefers defensive style of play. Eight out of 14 Verona’s games so far ended Under 2.5.
We believe that is going to be the case on Sunday too. Besides that option, consider backing goalless draw at half-time mark.
Spezia vs Verona Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.90
No goals in the first half @ 2.75.