SPEZIA V GENOA
Spezia won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 2-1 Serie A losing effort in their last game against Sampdoria.
In that game, Spezia had 71% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. For Spezia, the goals were scored by Emmanuel Gyasi (15' Own goal) and Daniele Verde (95'). On the other side, Sampdoria had 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Antonio Candreva (36') was the scorer for Sampdoria.
Fixtures featuring Spezia have usually been engaging affairs recently with a lot of goalmouth action being the norm. Over their past 6 clashes alone, a grand total of 21 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 8 of them accredited to Spezia.
Going into this contest, Spezia haven't won against Genoa in their last 3 matches in the league.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Torino in Serie A action, Genoa will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Genoa had 41% possession and 14 shots on goal with 4 on target. For Genoa, goals were scored by Mattia Destro (70') and Felipe Caicedo (81'). Torino got 17 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Antonio Sanabria (14'), Tommaso Pobega (31') and Josip Brekalo (77') scored for Torino.
Genoa have attacked well in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 10 times in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Genoa have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same matches. Such a trend won’t necessarily be continued into this next game, however.
Going into this contest, Genoa are without an away win for the past 3 league matches.
Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals
VENEZIA V SALERNITANA
Venezia will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 3-1 Serie A losing effort in their last game against Sassuolo.
In that match, Venezia managed 37% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 on target. For Venezia, goals were scored by David Okereke (32') and Thomas Henry (50' Own goal). At the other end, Sassuolo got 14 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Domenico Berardi (37') and Davide Frattesi (66') scored for Sassuolo.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where Venezia have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Venezia have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 9 goals along the way.
After a loss in their previous game against Empoli in Serie A action, Salernitana will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Salernitana had 61% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Salernitana, the scorers were Stefan Strandberg (13' Own goal) and Luca Ranieri (48'). Empoli got 11 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Andrea Pinamonti (2', 45'), Patrick Cutrone (11') and Ardian Ismajli (55' Own goal) scored for Empoli.
The stats tell the story, and Salernitana have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 10 goals overall. At the back, Salernitana have been far from perfect. Putting that to one side, time will tell whether the trend shall be maintained here in this game.
Heading into this contest, Salernitana haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league games.
Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals
MILAN V TORINO
AC Milan are hoping to win again after their last result, a 2-4 Serie A triumph vs Bologna.
In that match, AC Milan managed 63% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. For AC Milan, goals were scored by Rafael Leão (16'), Davide Calabria (35'), Zlatan Ibrahimović (49' Own goal, 90') and Ismaël Bennacer (84'). On the other side, Bologna got 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. Musa Barrow (52') was the scorer for Bologna.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that AC Milan have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that AC Milan have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 10 goals in the process. That kind of trend isn’t assured to be continued into this next game, of course.
Torino will come into the match following on from a 3-2 Serie A win with the defeat of Genoa in their most recent outing.
In that game, Torino managed 59% possession and 17 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Torino, goals were scored by Antonio Sanabria (14'), Tommaso Pobega (31') and Josip Brekalo (77'). For their opponents, Genoa got 14 shots at goal with 4 on target. Mattia Destro (70') and Felipe Caicedo (81') scored for Genoa.
The stats tell the story, and Torino have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 6 goals overall. Defensively, Torino certainly have room for improvement.
Coming into this clash, Torino haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league games.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
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