Inter Milan Vs Spezia Betting Tip: Spezia +2.25 AH – 20 August 2022

Ligurians dare to dream again at San Siro?

Milan Skriniar / Inter Milan ©IMAGO / ZUMA Press 13.08.2022

Italy Inter Milan Vs Spezia Italy

Saturday, 20 August 2022 – 19:45 (BST)
Italian Serie A
Pick: Spezia +2.25 on the Asian Handicap
Odds: 9/11
Bookmaker: 10Bet
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 18 August 2022)

Preview: San Siro provided the setting for Spezia‘s crowning moment last season, as they left it late to seal a memorable win over AC Milan. That game should serve as a warning for Inter Milan, who welcome the Ligurians on Matchday 2 of the 2022-23 Serie A season.

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Inter Milan – Plenty of improvement needed from MD1 showing?

After their unsuccessful attempt at retaining the Serie A title won back in 2020-21, the pressure was on from the outset for Inter Milan who got their season underway with a visit to newly-promoted opposition in the shape of Lecce. So when Romelu Lukaku scored within two minutes of his second debut, a routine win seemed on the cards. What they got, however, was a nervy 2-1 victory courtesy of Denzel Dumfries.

Dumfries has been linked with a move away from San Siro, which may explain his position on the bench to begin with last week. However, the marauding Dutch wing-back provided the telling contribution in the fifth and final minute of time added on as Inter made it five league wins in a row going back to last season. Having won more Serie A home matches last season than anyone, that should become six on Saturday.

Key Stat: In 2021-22, Inter Milan were top in Serie A home games for points earned (45), wins (14), fewest loses (2), goals scored (48) and goal differential (+32).


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Spezia – Aquilotti already off the ground in third Serie A campaign?

The Ligurians surpassed expectations in 2021-22, avoiding the drop with several games to spare to finish six points clear of danger in 16th. A fine achievement considering they ended the campaign in questionable form. From mid-February on wards, Spezia would only muster up three wins out of 15 (D2 L10). By the end Luca Gotti was neither able to stem the flow of goals his team were shipping or prevent a string of defeats.

Spezia wrapped up the previous season losing five of the final six matches, conceding 17 across this run and conceding at least twice in each outing. So, understandably, there was big question marks hanging over them heading into only their third spell in Serie A. Last week’s 1-0 home win against Empoli felt like a strong riposte, then. Forward M’Bala Nzola’s 14th Serie A goal settled a game of few chances.

Key Stat: Just two teams produced more Over 2.5 Goals matches away from home in Serie A last season than Spezia (13/19).

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Inter Milan Vs Spezia Betting Advice

Fans flocking to the San Siro this weekend have good reason to believe a big win is forthcoming for their side. Inter Milan are chasing a fourth consecutive win in their home season opener, having scored four times in each of the previous three (vs Fiorentina, Genoa and Lecce). Meanwhile, no Serie A team conceded more goals away from home last season than the 41 of Spezia.


Inter Milan Vs Spezia – Key Facts:

  • Saturday marks the fifth ever meeting between Inter Milan and Spezia. The former are unbeaten thus far, winning three of those encounters including both times as hosts (2-1 in December 2020, 2-0 in December 2021).
  • Inter Milan were statistically the strongest home team in Serie A last term (W14 D3 L2), with the majority of their wins at San Siro featuring a clean sheet (eight home wins to nil in 2021-22).
  • However, six of the 11 away league defeats sustained by Spezia last time round were despite scoring themselves. They were, however, the division’s leakiest side away from home, allowing 41 goals across 19 games (2.16 per game).


Inter Milan are so far yet to lose when facing Spezia, winning three of four encounters since December 2020. Surprisingly though, only two of these wins came by a margin greater than a solitary goal, and never by more than two. So there is precedent for Saturday’s underdogs keeping this respectable. For that to happen, however, the visitors likely need to score, something they did in six of 11 away defeats last term.

Best Betting Odds – Inter Milan Vs Spezia

Inter Milan – 2/11 (Coral)
Draw – 13/2 (PaddyPower)
Spezia – 18/1 (BetVictor)