Our prediction for this Serie A match:
After surviving Lecce in the season opener, Inter will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host Spezia to their Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday evening. The Nerazzurri are on a quest to regain Scudetto, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Spezia on Matchday 2. A man to watch in the home team will be returnee Romelu Lukaku, who opened his goal-scoring account at the weekend, while Simone Inzaghi should have a full squad to choose from.
The Bianconeri, on the other hand, defeated Empoli at home thanks to M’Bala Nzola’s goal in their opener, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Milano. Since Inter are a real force to be reckoned with at home, the underdogs are unlikely to grab something from the match. Forward Janis Antiste should be the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Ivan Perisic):
Ivan Perisic is a Croatian football player born on 2nd of February 1989 in Split. Perisic started his football career in the youth of Hajduk Split where FC Sochaux discovered him by a very young age. After playing for FC Sochaux, Club Brugge, Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg Inter Milan transferred him for approximately 17 million euro.
Perisic made his debut for the Croatian national team in 2011. Perisic played in all big tournaments so far such as the EURO 2012 and the World Cup 2014. In several EURO 2016 qualification matches Perisic was the captain of the national team.
Perisic is known for being a strong right-footed attacking midfielder. Because of his strength and vision it’s hard to win a duel against Perisic. One of Perisic’ biggest weaknesses is his lack of technique which is required to play for the biggest football clubs. Perisic won several prizes in his career but didn’t always play a big role in them. In season 2010/2011 Perisic was topscorer of the highest Belgian football division scoring 22 goals.
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.