Spal vs. Inter Milan 7/16/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks
Serie A Soccer: Thursday July 16 2020 at 3:45 PM (Stadio Paolo Mazza)
The Line: Spal +800 / Draw +475 / inter Milan -315 -- O/U: 3 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Spal and Inter Milan square off in Serie A soccer action from the Stadio Paolo Mazza on Thursday afternoon.
Spal comes into this match in last place on 19 points with a record of 5 wins, 4 draws and 23 losses after a 3rd straight loss in the form of a 2-0 loss to Genoa last time out. In the loss to Genoa, Spal fell behind in the 24th minute, but dodged a bullet when Karlo Latica stopped a penalty from Genoa in the 37th. Genoa would get their second goal in the 54th minute, and despite Spal’s best efforts, they wouldn’t manage to have a shot on goal in the entire match, leaving Genoa to cruise to the win and send Spal home empty-handed once again. Andrea Petagna leads Spal in scoring with 12 goals while Bryan Dabo has a team-high 3 assists this season.
Inter Milan on the other hand, come into this match on 68 points with a record of 20 wins, 8 draws and 4 losses following a 3-1 win over Torino in their last game. In the win over Torino, Inter fell behind just 17 minutes into the game. The lead would hold going into the half but Ashley Young would tie the game at one in the 49th minute and Diego Godin would give Inter the lead just two minutes later. Lautaro Martinez would add a 3rd goal just ten minutes later and Inter would ride the two-goal cushion to victory. Romelu Lukaku leads Inter Milan in scoring with 20 goals while Martinez has 13 goals this season and Antonio Candreva has a team-high 7 assists for Inter Milan on the year. Samir Handanovic is Inter Milan’s top goalkeeper, conceding one goal per 90 minutes with 8 clean sheets in 29 league appearances this season.
A home dog is usually a tempting proposition, but Spal is just a team that diminishes any value that a lot of plus money can bring to the table. On the other side, Inter’s been a mixed bag of results and the money line is too juicy for my liking so I’m going to side with the total for my free pick. Four of Spal’s last five games have seen at least three goals while each of Inter’s last 7 matches since the Serie A restart have seen at least three goals as well. As a result, give me the over 3 goals, but I do have a premium pick on this match that you can find here.