Spezia vs AC Milan – Serie A 22/23 Preview and Prediction
Spezia vs AC Milan – Serie A 22/23 Preview and Prediction as the two sides lock horns in an crucial fixture for both sides at the Stadio Alberto Picco.
Spezia vs AC Milan Preview
Standing in 18th place in the league standings, Spezia need to bounce back and it must start with the fixture against the reigning champions AC Milan.
On the other hand, Rossoneri just suffered from a 0-2 defeat at San Siro at Inter as the Milan derby took place for the first time since 2004 in the UEFA Champions League semifinal. This is their third defeat in the hands of the arch-rival this season, something had never happened for decades.
Milan must improve and find their way back in top-four to ensure a spot for next season’s UCL.
The bottom side took home only one point after the last five league games, and it was the 1-1 draw at Sampdoria, while having lost the rest. Twice of those defeats were at home, where they conceded five goals against Lazio (0-3) and Spezia (0-2) respectively.
Rossoneri had lost once, while having won twice and ended up in double 1-1 draws in the last five games in all competitions. It has been actually more than a month since Milan grabbed an away victory, which was the rampant 4-0 win at league winners Napoli.
Spezia vs AC Milan – Head-to-Head
Milan have better recent record against Spezia with three wins and two defeats out of the last five games between the two.
However, Leonardo Semplici’s side beat Milan once in 2021 by 2-0, while having lost the first leg of the next season 1-2.
The stats show that Spezia have been struggling with scoring as they have not done that in 10 of their last 19 league games in 2023.
But it’s not bright either for Milan since they have picked up only 23 points in the second half of the Serie A season – their lowest tally in this regard since their 2015-16 campaign.
The relegation battle is tough for Spezia and it’s easy to see that Milan are the better side who need to win this game to get the mentality back ahead of the second leg of UCL semifinal.
Spezia 1-3 AC Milan