Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Stadio Alberto Picco will host Saturday’s football game between Spezia and Torino, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Spezia are fighting tooth and nail to secure the Serie A survival, while Il Toro occupy 10th place in the standings ahead of Matchday 37. Defender Kelvin Amian is back from suspension, while all Simone Bastoni, Emil Holm, and Joao Moutinho should miss out with injuries.
Meanwhile, the visitors aim to extend their unbeaten run to five games. Torino, though, missed out on a spot in European competitions, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on the Bianconeri this time out. Nemanja Radonjic continues to miss out with a hamstring problem, but he should be the only absentee in the away team. In the first half of the season Spezia defeated Torino thanks to M’Bala Nzola’s goal.
Highlighted Player (Etrit Berisha):
Etrit Berisha is an Albanian goalkeeper born on 10 March 1989 in Prishtina, and he has become an important player for the Albania national team over the years. After starting his youth career in his native country, Berisha joined Swedish side as a youngster and he quickly managed to prove his worth on senior level, making 90 league appearances and even scoring 3 goals from the penalty spot.
The impressive displays in Swedish Allsvenskan earned him a lucrative move to Lazio in the summer of 2013, and he has since been vying with Federico Marchetti for a starting berth at Stadio Olimpico, making almost 40 league appearances during the first three years at the club. Berisha has also performed well for the Biancocelesti in Coppa Italia and Europa League, while helping Albania qualify for their first ever European Championship finals.
The talented goalkeeper spent every minute on the pitch during team’s successful qualifying campaign, making sure his name will be written in the Albania national team history books.
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.