Livorno vs Spezia by Enzo
Livorno started the season in a best possible way and now after four victories in first four rounds, everyone thinks that the team can finally obtain their awaited target - to win the promotion to Serie A. With the way they started, no doubt that the club's management and fans do believe that the direct promotion is possible. In the most recent game, Livorno showed great fighting spirit and determination to win away from home against Ternana despite losing 2:0 after first thirty minutes of the game.
Hosts entered the game in a best possible way and took the lead in fifth minute via Gonzalez, while Belloni doubled up the lead in 31st minute. Players of Livorno somehow entered the game in a sluggish way and maybe underestimated the opponent, but showed completely different face after getting into big trouble. Aramu reduced the deficit six minutes before the halftime whistle, while the visitors completely dominated the field in the second halftime, taking deserved victory thanks to goals from Vantaggiato in 46th and Pasquato in 86th minute. As said, this is their four consecutive victory and the team has especially played well at home, where they got two really convincing victories, 4:0 against Pescara and 3:1 against Brescia, really solid opponents. Central defender Emerson is injured, same as full back/midfielder Maicon (1/0) and midfielder Riccardo Cazzola. Injured is also striker Danielle Vantaggio (4/5). Central defender Lorenzo Gonnelli and midfielder Andrea Luci are back in the team.
Spezia, on the other hand, comes from a narrow 1:0 home victory over Perugia in the previous round. The game itself was quite balanced, with the guests having a bit more of the ball possession and chances created and it could be said that the draw would have been more fairer result, however hosts struck them with a long shoot goal from Brezovec in 36th minute to claim all three points.
Visitors were especially pressing in the second halftime, but without any efficiency, while the referee could have pointed out to a penalty kick for Perugia at one point of the game. This was now second consecutive victory for the team of Nenad Bjelica, who said that the team had to seal the victory in the first halftime, but anyway was happy with the three pointer taken. He also added that the derby game against Livorno is always of unique experience and that the team would probably be happy in case of a point taken. Right midfielder Miguel de las Cuevas (2/1) is injured for this one. On the bright side, central defender Felice Piccolo is back in the team, same as midfielder Patrick Ciurria.
Livorno is impressive so far and I believe that they will continue in the same manner. They do miss their first striker for now, but still have enough quality in offense in order to overcome solid opponent. At least, I believe that their chances are way better than what the current odds represent.