Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Torino and Spezia go head to head at Stadio Olimpico di Torino in the relegation six-pointer. Both teams are desperate to secure the Serie A survival, but that is easier said than done. Torino failed to spoil Milan’s party at Stadio San Siro at the weekend, but given their displays in December, Il Toro are surely capable of matching Spezia on home soil. Head coach Macro Giampaolo should have a full squad to choose from against the Bianconeri.
Spezia, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late. Following a historical 2-1 win over Napoli at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Vincenzo Italiano’s troops did well to beat Sampdoria in their last league match. The visitors are high on confidence ahead of the trip to Turin, and we are positive that they will grab something from the match. Acampora, Bastoni, and Ricci have been tested positive for coronavirus, while defender Adrian Ismajli returns from suspension.
Highlighted Player (Andrea Belotti):
Andrea Belotti began his youth career at Grumellese at the age of 10 and after spending three years at the club, he joined Albinolefe in 2006. As expected, he made his senior debut for the club on 10 March, 2012 and it has to be noted that the Italian striker scored 14 goals in 37 league appearances for the Seriani. Belotti, who was born on 20 December, 1993, joined Palermo on loan in 2013 and in July, 2014 the Sicilian outfit turned his loan move to a co-ownership.
The Italian attacker scored 16 goals for Palermo in 62 league appearances for the club and on 18 August, 2015 he signed a deal with Torino for a fee of €7.5 million.
Three months later he scored first goal in the Italian top flight for Torino and he helped the team record a 2-0 win over Bologna. Andrea Belotti has 18 caps for Italy U21 and he scored nine goals for the team.
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.