Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Modena play host to SPAL at their Stadio Alberto Braglia in the Serie B round 34. The Canarini aim to climb to the playoffs berth, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Gli Spalini. Midfielder Andrea Poli is sidelined with injury, while fellow midfielder Thomas Battistella faces the race against clock to be fit for the match.
SPAL, on the other hand, head into the match following a 2-2 draw with Brescia. The visitors are eager to escape the relegation zone, but seeing that they suffered four defeats in the previous five away games in the Italian second tier, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Modena. Massimo Oddo can’t count on Luca Valzania, while defender Marco Varnier is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Highlighted Player (Alberto Pomini):
Alberto Pomini is a 185-cm-tall goalkeeper who played for Verona during his youth career. In 2001 he moved to San Marino and he made 17 league appearances for the club in the Serie C2. At the end of the season he signed a deal with Bellaria and after playing 20 games for the club, he moved to Sassuolo in 2004.
Pomini played for the Neroverdi in the Serie C2 back then, but the club have been making progress year by year. Sassuolo are currently playing in the Italian top flight, but it has to be noted that Pomini did not see any game action in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign. The Italian goalkeeper wore No. 17 on his shirt between 2008 and 2012, but following Davide Bassi’s departure he received number 1 shirt.
Alberto Pomini was born in Isola della Scala, Italy on 17 March, 1981. He has a contract with Sassuolo which expires at the end of the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign. His agent is Danilo Caravello.
Highlighted Team (SPAL):
SPAL impressed in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign, with the team finishing the season in top position in the standings, four points clear of second-placed Hellas Verona.
The Biancazzurri returned to the Italian elite division following a 49-year absence and it has to be noted that they finished the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign in 14th place in the table. As a result, they were relegated to the Italian second tier at the end of the season.
The club was founded in 1907 as Circolo Ars et Labor and six years later was renamed as Societa Polisportiva Ars et Labor. After a bankruptcy the club was re-founded in 2005 and they have been competing as SPAl 1907 ever since.
SPAL welcome their rivals at Stadio Paolo Mazza, the venue which was opened in 1928. You should know that the capacity of the stadium is 12.438 Rovigo are regarded as Spal’s fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in the Derby of Polesine.