Our prediction for this Serie B match:
All eyes will be on Stadio Giovanni Zini when Cremonese and Spezia lock horns in the Serie B derby on Sunday. Cremonese survived Cittadella in the Coppa Italia last 32 in midweek, with experienced forward Massimo Coda scoring the winner in the extra-time. The 34-year-old is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of the visit of Spezia.
The Bianconeri, meanwhile, have drawn each of their last three league matches. Spezia are eager to return to winning ways in the Serie B and given Cremonese’s attacking potential when playing at home, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. As for the visiting team, Albin Ekdal is banned for the match, while fellow midfielder Wisniewski has yet to recover from an ACL problem.
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.