Match preview Serie A: Spezia - Sampdoria at Stadio Alberto Picco

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Competition: Italy Serie A
Competition: Mon 11.January
Match begins: 19:45 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Alberto Picco (10336 seats)

Season ticket holders at Stadio Alberto Picco haven’t seen too many victories this season, with Spezia languishing in the 16th position so far. The guesting Sampdoria will be hopeful to defend their higher league position in this one.

Insights:
  • Spezia has the fewest points (3) at home in Serie A
  • Sampdoria has the most matches over the total-line (12) in Serie A

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Spezia form and stats

The home fans haven’t been spoiled with victories in the Serie A this season. Spezia, who have the fewest points (3) at home in Serie A, have only managed 0 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses from their games here at Stadio Alberto Picco. Spezia are slowly digging their own grave here at Stadio Alberto Picco with the depressing streak of not having won a home league game in nine attempts. The last victory here came in the Chievo match.

A good away victory last time out for Spezia, who won 2-1 against Napoli (placed 6th). Nobody expected Spezia to beat Napoli in the last match, but sometimes David beats Goliath. Preceding that match was a defeat to Hellas Verona (0-1).

Spezia goalkeeper Ivan Provedel did an outstanding job against Napoli with nine saves, so vital to securing the victory. Spezia made it very difficult for themselves, when Ardian Ismajli got a red card in the 77th minute. The match was still a draw at this point. But even with this card, Spezia won the match 2-1! World class coaching! That was the thoughts of V. Italiano when Tommaso Pobega scored the winning goal after coming on as a substitute in the 46th minute.

The Spezia fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 8 in 8 matches. Spezia have conceded 17 goals in these home games, a significant number.

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Sampdoria form and stats

3 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. That’s the product of Sampdoria playing as the away team in the Serie A this season.

Sampdoria are travelling after their nice 2-1 home win in the Serie A against Inter (placed 2nd). Preceding that game, the 0-1 loss visiting Roma's place.

Goalkeeper Emil Audero was absolutely vital in the Sampdoria victory against Inter, making six saves.

Sampdoria find the net regularly in their away games. 10 goals from 8 away fixtures in the league. Sampdoria have conceded 13 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

As for the last two games between these two teams, there's one Spezia victory, zero draws and one Sampdoria win. Over/under statistics; two of these games ended with three goals or more, zero matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

SpeziaM. N'Zola
M. N'Zola
8 goals
SampdoriaF. Quagliarella
F. Quagliarella
7 goals
SampdoriaJ. Jankto
J. Jankto
4 goals

Spezia missing players

Sampdoria missing players

Spezia Sampdoria
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
16 8 4 Played P 3 8 16
3 0 0 Won W 1 3 6
5 3 2 Drew D 1 1 2
8 5 2 Lost L 1 4 8
21 8 3 Scored S 4 10 25
31 17 5 Conceded C 5 13 26
94% 88% 75% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
88% 75% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 88% 94%
81% 75% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 75% 81%
44% 50% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 25% 31%
19% 25% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 12%
69% 75% 50% BTTS BTTS 67% 62% 75%
19% 12% 25% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 6%
19% 25% 50% Failed to Score F T 33% 38% 19%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
3.4 3.5 4.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.3 3.1 2.9
3 1 1 Red cards R C 1 1 2
 
10.2 11 10 Shots (avg) S ( 11.7 9.2 10.5
3.4 2.9 2.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.3 3.1 3.8
39% 35% 27% Goal Efficiency G E 31% 40% 42%
Key stats in Serie A this season:
  • Sampdoria has the fewest matches under the total-line (3) in Serie A
  • Sampdoria has the most matches over the total-line (12) in Serie A
  • Sampdoria have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Sampdoria haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Spezia has the fewest points (3) at home in Serie A
  • Spezia has the the worst goal difference (-9) at home in Serie A
  • Spezia have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored at home.
  • Spezia have yet to win a game at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Milan 16 11 4 1 35 19 8 4 3 1 18 12 8 7 1 0 17 7 16 37
2 Inter 16 11 3 2 41 21 8 6 1 1 23 13 8 5 2 1 18 8 20 36
3 Roma 16 10 3 3 35 24 8 6 2 0 19 7 8 4 1 3 16 17 11 33
4 Juventus 15 8 6 1 32 15 7 4 2 1 13 7 8 4 4 0 19 8 17 30
5 Sassuolo 16 8 5 3 29 23 8 3 3 2 12 11 8 5 2 1 17 12 6 29
6 Napoli 15 9 1 5 32 15 8 4 1 3 19 10 7 5 0 2 13 5 17 28
7 Atalanta 15 8 4 3 36 21 8 5 1 2 22 10 7 3 3 1 14 11 15 28
8 Lazio 16 7 4 5 25 25 8 3 2 3 11 13 8 4 2 2 14 12 0 25
9 Hellas Verona 16 6 6 4 20 15 8 3 2 3 10 8 8 3 4 1 10 7 5 24
10 Benevento 16 6 3 7 19 26 8 2 2 4 8 14 8 4 1 3 11 12 -7 21
11 Sampdoria 16 6 2 8 25 26 8 3 1 4 15 13 8 3 1 4 10 13 -1 20
12 Bologna 16 4 5 7 23 29 8 3 2 3 16 17 8 1 3 4 7 12 -6 17
13 Udinese 15 4 4 7 17 23 7 2 1 4 5 9 8 2 3 3 12 14 -6 16
14 Fiorentina 16 3 6 7 17 23 8 2 4 2 8 8 8 1 2 5 9 15 -6 15
15 Cagliari 16 3 5 8 23 33 8 2 2 4 12 16 8 1 3 4 11 17 -10 14
16 Spezia 16 3 5 8 21 31 8 0 3 5 8 17 8 3 2 3 13 14 -10 14
17 Torino 16 2 6 8 26 33 8 0 4 4 13 18 8 2 2 4 13 15 -7 12
18 Parma 16 2 6 8 13 31 8 1 4 3 3 11 8 1 2 5 10 20 -18 12
19 Genoa 16 2 5 9 16 30 8 1 2 5 11 16 8 1 3 4 5 14 -14 11
20 Crotone 16 2 3 11 16 38 8 2 1 5 9 16 8 0 2 6 7 22 -22 9

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Serie A is the division at the top of the Italian football league system and regarded as one of the top leagues of the world. 20 teams play each other home and away to create a final league table after 380 fixtures. The winners are titled “Campione d’Italia” (Champion of Italy), often referred to as the scudetto.