On 4 September 2022, catch the live broadcast of Spezia vs Bologna from the Stadio Alberto Picco on TLN TV at 8:55A!
Match Insights: Spezia
Spezia have only won one of their 11 matches in Serie A against opponents from Emilia, a 2-1 victory against Sassuolo in February 2021 (D5 L5).
Spezia had never remained unbeaten in their first two Serie A home matches in a season (W1 D1). Furthermore, they could avoid defeat in three home league matches in a row for the first time since November 2021.
Spezia have received only four yellow cards in Serie A this season, with only Inter picking up fewer (three). They have received a yellow card every 12.3 fouls conceded on average; only Inter have a ‘better’ ratio in Serie A this season.
Match Insights: Bologna
Bologna are unbeaten in each of their four games against Spezia in Serie A (W3 D1); indeed, across the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons, Spezia are one of just three teams Bologna have played four league games against without losing (alongside Udinese and Sampdoria).
Bologna have won each of their last three matches against Spezia in Serie A; amongst sides currently in the division, only against Sampdoria (7) do Bologna have a longer such ongoing winning run.
Bologna have only won one of their last 12 away games in Serie A (1-0 v Genoa last May), playing out four draws and seven defeats in the process.
Spezia vs Bologna: Players to Watch
Bologna’s Marko Arnautovic has scored three goals in two league appearances against Spezia (a joint-high for him in Serie A, alongside Sampdoria and Salernitana). The Austrian striker has netted seven of his 17 goals in Serie A against Ligurian sides.
Jakub Kiwior has the most clearances (22), headed clearances (8) and completed passes (206) of any Spezia player in Serie A this season.
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