CELTA VIGO V VALENCIA
Celta Vigo, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-5 Copa del Rey triumph vs Ebro.
Eduardo Coudet's Celta Vigo have found the net 11 times in their last six outings. The comparative tally of goals that have been scored against them in those games amounts to 7.
Valencia will go into the encounter following on from a 0-3 Copa del Rey win in the defeat of Utrillas in their most recent game.
In that match, Valencia managed 75% possession and 18 shots on goal with 7 on target. For Valencia, goals were scored by Maranhão (27'), Yunus Musah (52') and Koba Koindredi (70'). For their opponents, Utrillas had 4 shots on goal with 0 on target.
In the course of their six latest matches, José Bordalás's Valencia have slotted home a total of 10 times, earning them a goals scored per game average of 1.67.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
BOLOGNA V FIORENTINA
Bologna, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-0 Serie A triumph versus Roma.
In that match, Bologna managed 43% possession and 6 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Bologna was Mattias Svanberg (35'). For their opponents, Roma had 13 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target.
An interesting theme in recent Bologna games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
Taking their previous 6 matches leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on BTTS would've been a loser. That pattern might not be carried forward into this match, however.
Fiorentina will come into the match following on from a 3-1 Serie A win versus Sampdoria in their previous match.
In that match, Fiorentina had 60% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. For Fiorentina, goals were scored by José Callejón (23'), Dušan Vlahović (32') and Riccardo Sottil (45'). On the other side, Sampdoria got 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Manolo Gabbiadini (15') was the scorer for Sampdoria.
The numbers tell their own story, and Fiorentina have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals overall. In defence, Fiorentina could really do with shoring things up.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
SPEZIA V SASSUOLO
Spezia will be hoping for a better result following a 2-0 Serie A losing effort in their last game against Inter Milan.
In that match, Spezia had 37% possession and 7 shots on goal with 4 on target. Inter Milan had 31 attempts at goal with 11 of them on target. Roberto Gagliardini (36') and Lautaro Martínez (58') scored for Inter Milan.
It has been seldom in recent games that Spezia haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Spezia have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 12 goals in the process.
In their last game, Sassuolo drew 2-2 in the Serie A match with SSC Napoli.
In that game, Sassuolo had 50% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. For Sassuolo, the scorers were Gianluca Scamacca (71') and Gian Marco Ferrari (89'). At the other end, SSC Napoli got 9 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Fabián Ruiz (51') and Dries Mertens (59') scored for SSC Napoli.
In their previous six outings, Sassuolo have helped themselves to a tally of 12 goals. Sassuolo have also not failed to score on each one of those occasions. During that period, their defenders have had 11 goals go into their own net. Nevertheless, time will tell whether that pattern might be maintained in this next match.
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
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