Venezia vs Spezia Prediction, 9/19/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Venezia vs Spezia
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: Stadio Paolo Mazza in Ferrara, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Venezia (+162) Spezia (+170)
Stadio Paolo Mazza is the venue where Francesco Forte and Venezia (1-0-2, 11th in Serie A) will take on Spezia (0-1-2, 18th in Serie A) on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Niki Maenpaa for Venezia and Jeroen Zoet for Spezia. The moneyline on this game has Venezia coming in at +162 and the Eagles are at +170. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Venezia faced Empoli in their last match and notched a win by a score of 2-1. Venezia attempted 13 dribbles in this outing and converted 4 of those attempts for a rate of 30.8%. In the passing game, they ended the game with a 83.3% passes received rate by connecting on 199 out of their 239 pass attempts in their last game.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Venezia wrapped this game up at a 30.0% clip by landing 3 SoT of 10 shots. Venezia has an average of 0.67 g/90 (2 goals in total) and have accounted for 1 assist in all contests for this campaign.
Francesco Forte is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Venezia. He has 6 assists while accumulating 18 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Forte has started 106 matchups during his career while he scores 0.44 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Italy has recorded 46 goals in 9,430 mins played.
One more guy who should impact this match is Mattia Aramu, the forward representing Italy. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 14 times so far in his career while scoring 29 total goals. Aramu has played 9,616 minutes during 113 starts and has earned himself 23 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.27 G/90 for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Venezia will be Niki Maenpaa. Maenpaa has seen the pitch for a total of 17,528 minutes and has tallied 625 saves so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.34 (260 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of 70.9. The goalie born in Finland has faced 880 shots tried against him in 196 career starting assignments. Maenpaa (72-51-73 mark in his career) has totaled 51 clean sheets, which gives him a 26.0% shutout percentage.
In their last outing, Spezia walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0 against Udinese. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 350 out of their 391 passing tries for a percentage of 89.5%. Spezia ended the game with a 70.6% successful dribble rate by connecting on 12 out of the 17 dribbles they pursued. Spezia converted 5 shots on target out of the team's 19 shots attempted earning them a 26.3% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having tallied 3 goals and 2 assists in all their matches, Spezia has an average of 1.00 goal and 0.67 assists per 90 min.
Daniele Verde will be someone to watch for Spezia. The forward born in Italy has totaled 8,022 minutes while scoring 26 goals. He has totaled 6 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 14 times. He currently averages 0.29 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 87 games so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Emanuel Gyasi, the forward representing Ghana. He has accounted for 16 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 13 different times. Gyasi has been given a total of 21 yellow cards in 7,419 professional minutes (85 career starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.19.
Jeroen Zoet will look after the net for Spezia. So far in his pro soccer career, Zoet has surrendered 318 goals and has totaled 702 stops in 288 starts. He has allowed 1.11 goals per 90 and he has a record of 174-52-61. He holds a save % of 72.0 and his clean sheet rate sits at 31.6%. Zoet has totaled 91 shutouts while defending 988 shots against him in 25,845 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Spezia (+170)
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