The fun end of the table meets the lower end of Serie A when Inter face off against Spezia. It is a match that offers both sides the opportunity to either consolidate or improve on their position in Serie A. Inter find themselves as number 3 in the Serie A with 31 points from their initial 14 matches. As number 17, 20 points behind them, we find Spezia following their first 14 rounds of the season.
Entering the match as a favourite, Inter will be highly motivated to extend their unbeaten streak in Serie A. They should be in with a decent chance of adding a win to their account. The visitors will no doubt make life as difficult as possible, though, with their current form not too shabby.
Inter step into their next home match on Wednesday having scored a tolerable average of 1.9 goals in 10 matches. They managed a total of 19 goals, while also allowing 11 goals against. That is an average of 1.1 goals against per match. They were able to hang on to a clean sheet 3 times in those matches.
Spezia are currently performing rather modestly, when it comes to goal-scoring. The visitors this coming Wednesday managed a bearable 10 goals in the past 10 outings. That is an average of 1 goals a game, in which their opponents scored a total of 22 goals. They claimed 1 clean sheets as they averaged 2.2 against per match.
Stats and facts for Inter and Spezia.
- Inter unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row;
- Inter unbeaten the last 23 matches in a row at home;
- Inter has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- Inter scored in the last 63 of 65 matches.
- Spezia has lost the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Spezia has lost in the last 5 of 6 matches when playing away;
- Spezia conceded in the last 32 of 34 matches;
- Spezia conceded the last 17 matches in a row when playing away.
Current form — Inter v. Spezia
Spezia look poor on the road
Inter keep brushing aside all resistance, claiming yet another win to their collection last time out. Inter have really been enjoying their football in their previous 3 matches, which started off with a 3-2 win against SSC Napoli. They went on to beat Shakhtar Donetsk by 2-0, before also getting the better of Venezia in a 0-2 victory.
Spezia hope to stop the rot.
Spezia go into this encounter hoping to turn a page, as performances in recent matches have been pretty scrappy. Spezia have been a bit bleak in their last 3 matches, although it started with a 1-0 win against Torino. Unable to follow that up, they went down 5-2 against Atalanta, before handing over all 3 points in a 0-1 defeat against Bologna.
Judging by the strong performances mentioned in above, Inter seems in with a good shot of another win against Spezia. The bookmakers currently settle the price for a home win at 1.20. Should this price be too low, consider adding it to a nice accumulator. Does your betting strategy prefer the long shot, the odds for an away win are 13.00.
Inter v. Spezia — fixture history
The last time Inter played Spezia at Stadio Alberto Picco, the game finished with a 1-1 scoreline. The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. The bookmakers naturally have prices available on the upcoming encounter. Betting on Spezia will get you odds 13.00, meaning the bookies predict, they are in with an 8% chance of beating Inter. You can get a price of 1.20, should you wish to add Inter to your accumulator, if that is your preferred betting strategy. Inter enter the match against Spezia with a 1-1-0 record in their previous 2 encounters in Serie A. This amounts to a 50% winning ratio for Inter, with Spezia victorious in 0% of the last 2 encounters.
Current standings in the Serie A
Looking at the current Serie A standings, Inter and Spezia are currently 20 points and 14 places apart. Inter will no doubt attempt to grab all three points from Spezia on Wednesday to move further up the league table. Despite being the outsider in this clash, Spezia will try to make this a miserable day for their opponents. The result of this game could have a big impact on both teams in their upcoming matches. There is every reason to zoom in on the clash between Inter and Spezia.
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Hakan Calhanoglu. He is one of the Inter players, who is showing decent form right now. He managed to find the back of the net 3 times in his most recent outing. Surely, he will want to add more goals against Spezia.
The visitors will be looking to inform M'Bala Nzola to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. M'Bala Nzola netted 2 goals for Spezia in their latest matches.