Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Monday’s clash between Almeria and Osasuna will close round 5 of the new La Liga campaign. Almeria aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Real Valladolid, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against los Rojillos. Key attacker Umar Sadiq is no longer part of the team, while all Cesar De La Hoz, Alex Centelles, and Inigo Eguaras are out of contention with injuries.
Osasuna, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Rayo Vallecano. Jagoba Arrasate’s men made a fine start to the season, and seeing that the 44-year-old tactician can count on key players for Monday’s showdown, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the visiting side. Kike Saverio should be the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Lorenzo Insigne):
Born in Frattamaggiore, Naples on June 4, 1991, Lorenzo Insigne is an Italian footballer who plays for his hometown club Napoli in the Serie A. Insigne is a product of Olimpia Sant’Arpino football school, but he joined the Partenopei at the age of 15.
The diminutive attacker scored his first ever goal in the Italian top flight on September 16, 2012 in a 3-1 win over Parma. Insigne, who played for the likes of Cavese, Foggia and Pescara on loan before returning to Naples, made his debut with the Italian national team on September 11, 2012 in the World Cup qualifier against Malta.
The Napoli forward scored his first ever goal for the Azzurri in a friendly against Argentina on August 14, 2013. His main position is left winger, but he is used as a second striker as well. Lorenzo Insigne has a contract with Napoli until June 30, 2022.
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.