Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Bologna and Spezia go head to head at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in the Serie A round 20. The Rossoblu dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Cremonese, and, no doubt, they want to return to winning ways as soon as possible. Keep in mind, though, that all Gary Medel, Nicola Sansone, and Marko Arnautovic remain in the recovery room, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The Bianconeri, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Roma, with the team remaining in 15th place in the standings. Spezia are only six points clear of the relegation zone, but seeing that Bologna are still without key attacker Arnautovic, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. The good news for the visitors is that midfielder Dimitrios Nikolaou is back from suspension, while goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet has yet to recover from a ligament injury.
Highlighted Player (Roberto Soriano):
Born in Darmstadt, Germany on February 8, 1991 Roberto Soriano started his career at the youth team of Bayern Munich at the age of 15. In 2009 he moved to Sampdoria and he made his senior debut for La Samp on October 5, 2011, but it has to be noted that he played for Empoli on loan in the 2010/2011 season. The prolific midfielder scored 18 goals in 136 appearances in the league for Sampdoria before joining Villarreal in the summer of 2016.
Roberto Soriano signed a five-year contract with the Yellow Submarine on August 2, 2016 and he has been playing for the La Liga side ever since. The 182-cm-tall footballer impressed in the 2016/2017 Primera Division campaign as he scored ten goals in the process, while providing seven assists for his teammates.
Roberto Soriano has a dual citizenship (Germany/Italy), but he decided to represent the Azzurri on the international stage. He made his debut for the Italy national football team in November, 2014 against Croatia.
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.