Spezia vs Venezia Prediction, 4/2/2022 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Spezia vs Venezia
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
Location: Stadio Dino Manuzzi in Cesena, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Spezia (+120) Venezia (+210)
Mattia Aramu and Venezia (5-7-17, 19th in Serie A) travel to Stadio Dino Manuzzi on Saturday where they'll meet Spezia (8-5-17, 16th in Serie A). The starting goalkeepers are Ivan Provedel for Spezia and Niki Maenpaa for Venezia. The line on this game has Spezia priced at +120 and Venezia are at +210. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Spezia faced Sassuolo in their last matchup and ended up losing by a score of 4-1. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 80.7% passes received percentage by converting 334 of the 414 passing targets in their last match. Spezia attempted 11 dribbles in this contest and completed 7 of those attempts for a percentage of 63.6%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Spezia wrapped this game up at a 16.7% rate by putting 1 shot on target 6 total shots. Spezia is averaging 0.93 goals per 90 (28 total goals) and have accounted for 13 assists in all matches this season.
Daniele Verde is a guy who can be a difference maker for Spezia. Verde has been a starter in 102 outings so far in his career and tallies 0.30 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Italy has recorded 31 goals scored in 9,412 minutes. He has 15 assists while earning 8 yellow card cautions so far in his career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Emanuel Gyasi, the forward representing Ghana. He has assisted on a goal 13 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 19 total goals. Gyasi has been on the pitch for 9,575 mins during 110 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 26 yellow card warnings. He sports an average of 0.18 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Spezia will be Ivan Provedel. Provedel has seen the field for 17,319 minutes and has 597 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.46 (280 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of 70.2. The goalkeeper hailing from Italy has faced 853 shots attempted at him in 193 starts. Provedel (54-64-73 mark in his career) has tallied 43 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 22.3% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the field, Venezia went home defeated by a final of 2-0 against Sampdoria. They finished this game by connecting on 296 out of their 370 passes they tried for a percentage of 80.0%. Venezia earned a 75.0% successful dribble rate by completing 6 out of the 8 dribbles they attempted. Venezia converted 1 SoT out of 13 shots tried which gave them a 7.7% clip in their last match. With a total of 25 goals and 17 assists in all their contests, Venezia has an average of 0.86 goals and 0.59 assists per 90 min.
Mattia Aramu should provide a lift for Venezia. The forward who is from Italy has earned 11,168 mins and has earned 34 goals. He has 27 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 17 times. He is averaging 0.27 goals per 90 mins and has started 132 matches in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on David Okereke, the forward who represents Nigeria. He has accumulated 29 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 13 times. Okereke has been handed a total of 10 yellow cards in 6,598 professional minutes (75 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.40.
Niki Maenpaa will look after the goal for Venezia. In his career, Maenpaa has surrendered 269 goals and has tallied 634 saves in 202 starts. He has allowed 1.34 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 72-53-77. He sports a save percentage of 70.6 and his shutout rate is currently 25.2%. Maenpaa has accumulated 51 shutouts and has seen 897 shots attempted against him in 18,068 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Spezia (+120)
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