Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Bologna will be aiming to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Inter and Roma when they host Spezia at their Stadio Renato Dall’Ara. The Rossoblu have been struggling in front of goal of late, but they are surely capable of matching Spezia on home soil. It has to be noted that Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men are eyeing their seventh home win of the season. All Medel, Hickey, De Silvestri, Skov Olsen, and Santander remain sidelined with injuries, while Tomiyasu is rated doubtful for the match.
The Bianconeri, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team beating both Cagliari and Crotone, while suffering a 2-1 loss to Lazio. Spezia are not regarded as good travellers, which is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on Sinisa Mihajlovic’s troops. Ramos is quarantined, while both Dell’orco and Saponara are out of contention through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Stefano Denswil):
Stefano Denswil is a product of Ajax football academy. The Dutch centre-back, who was born in Zaandam on May 7, 1993, scored one goal in 22 appearances in the Eredivisie for Ajax before joining Club Brugge in 2015. Denswil quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Club Brugge and it has to be noted that he scored his first goal for the Blauw-Zwart in December 2015 in a 4-1 loss to Anderlecht.
Speaking of his international career, Stefano Denswil has seven caps with Netherlands U21 team, but, outside of football, the Club Brugge practices kickboxing. Stefano Denswil’s preferred foot is left, but he is not used as a left-back. His main position is centre-back and his contract with Club Brugge should expire in June, 2020.
Denswil has three Eredivisie titles with Ajax and he won his second Belgian Pro League trophy with Club Brugge in the 2017/2018 season. Denswil wears No. 24 jersey at the Jan Breydel Stadium outfit.
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.