Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Catanzaro and Spezia square off against each other at Stadio Nicola Ceravolo on day 3 of the new Serie B campaign. The newcomers did well to beat Ternana at the weekend, with Belgium midfielder Jari Vandeputte sealing the victory in the 89th minute. Barring any fresh injury worries, head coach Vincenzo Vivarini is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Rossoverdi on Matchday 2.
The Bianconeri, on the other hand, are eyeing a quick return to the Serie A, with the team kicking off the new season with a thrilling 3-3 draw with Sudtirol. Considering that Spezia are likely to adopt yet another attack-oriented strategy against Catanzaro, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on both teams to score. Spezia midfielder Przemyslaw Wisniewski remains in the recovery room, while defender Petko Hristov is a major doubt.
Highlighted Team (Spezia):
Spezia is a professional Italian club based in Spezia, Liguria. The Bianconeri secured promotion to the Serie A in the 2019/20 season, with the team beating Frosinone in the Serie B playoffs final. Spezia are well known for their black and white home jerseys, and black is the dominant colour of their away kit.
The club’s home ground Stadio Alberto Picco has the capacity of 10,336 people. The venue was opened back in 1919, with architect Gregotti being in charge of the project. In 2002 the club chiefs decided to reach an agreement with Inter which saw Spezia become Inter’s feeder club.
As a result, the likes of Goran Pandev, Aco Stojkov, and Alex Cordaz joined the Bianconeri in the first season. Spezia then suffered a bankruptcy, but in 2008 they were re-founded. In the 2020/21 season the Bianconeri will compete in the Italian elite division for the first time ever.