Spezia vs AC Milan 14/02/21

Stadio Alberto Picco is the venue, as Spezia and AC Milan go head-to-head in only their second Serie A meeting.

Spezia came from behind to win 2-1 at Sassuolo last time out and put an end to their three-game winless run in Serie A (D1, L2). The ‘clean-sheet’ theme is seemingly off the table for the home side, though, as they’ve failed to register a shutout in 12 of their last 13 top-flight outings, conceding over 1.5 goals on seven of those occasions. Vincenzo Italiano’s team can’t find much comfort in their home form either. They have returned the division’s joint-lowest six points at home this Serie A season, winning only one of their ten fixtures at the Alberto Picco in the process (D3, L6). Much of the blame has to be pinned on a fragile defense that has conceded a league third-high 19 goals at home this term, shipping the opener (if any) in six of their ten Serie A home matches.

Meanwhile, a 4-0 dismantling of Crotone last time out helped Milan maintain a two-point cushion at the summit, meaning they have now scored 2+ goals in 19 of their 21 Serie A matches this season. What’s more, ‘I Rossoneri’ have won 28 out of the possible 30 away points this Serie A campaign (W9, D1), more than any other team in the Italian top-flight. In fact, Milan’s last league defeat away from San Siro came over 400 days ago when they succumbed to a humiliating 5-0 loss to Atalanta in December 2019. This season alone, Stefano Pioli’s men have opened the scoring in all but one of their ten Serie A trips, scoring 2+ match goals on each occasion in that period. In turn, Milan have won both of their competitive meetings with Spezia, netting precisely three goals in each.

Latest News
See all
Tunisia vs France
Blog
November 30, 2022

Tunisia and France are set to meet each other at the Education City Stadium in their final 2022 World Cup…

Saudi Arabia vs Mexico
Blog
November 30, 2022

It all comes down to this for Saudi Arabia and Mexico as they lock horns in a must-win 2022 World…

Australia vs Denmark
Blog
November 30, 2022

Denmark's hopes of reaching the 2022 World Cup knockout rounds are on the line as they face off against Australia…