Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Stadio Pier Cesare Tombolato will host Saturday’s football game between Cittadella and Spezia, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. La Citta have been producing fine showings of late, with the team winning four of their last five league matches, while sharing the spoils with Modena. Defender Alessandro Salvi serves a one-game ban due to the accumulation of yellow cards, while midfielder Edoardo Sottini is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
The Bianconeri, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Ascoli and Bari and a triumph over Cittadella could see them escape the relegation zone. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Cittadella are on a three-game winning run at home in the Italian second tier. To make things even worse for the visitors, both Szymon Zurkowski and Salvatore Esposito are banned for the match.
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.