AS Roma vs Cagliari Prediction, 12/23/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: AS Roma vs Cagliari
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Location: Stadio Olimpico in Roma, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: AS Roma (-333) Cagliari (+580)
Giovanni Simeone and Cagliari (3-5-5, 14th in Serie A) go to Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday where they'll take on AS Roma (7-3-3, 4th in Serie A). The goalies expected to start will be Antonio Mirante for AS Roma and Alessio Cragno for Cagliari. The odds on this contest have AS Roma priced at -333 and Cagliari are at +580. The over/under is set at 3.25.
AS Roma faced Atalanta in their most recent game and took a loss by a final of 4-1. In regard to passing, they ended the game with a 87.2% passes received percentage by connecting on 387 of the 444 targeted passes in their last outing. AS Roma attempted 16 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 9 of the attempts for a percentage of 56.3%. In regard to shooting accuracy, AS Roma ended this match at a 60.0% rate by hitting 3 SoT of 5 shots. AS Roma has an average of 2.08 goals per 90 (27 total goals) and have accounted for 19 assists in all matches this season.
Edin Dzeko is a guy who should be able to impact this match for AS Roma. Dzeko has had a starting assignment in 326 contests thus far in his career and he tallies 0.59 goals per 90. The forward from Bosnia has earned 199 goals scored in 30,344 mins played. He has accounted for 60 assists while earning 53 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the forward hailing from Armenia. Mkhitaryan has been on the pitch for 23,341 mins in 260 starts and has been handed a total of 38 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 71 times in his career and he has scored 102 total goals. He is averaging 0.39 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for AS Roma will be Antonio Mirante. Mirante has played for a total of 36,641 mins and is sitting with 1,304 saves thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.36 (552 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .705. The goalie hailing from Italy has seen 1,853 shots sent in his direction in 410 starts. Mirante (126-112-168 mark in his career) has accumulated 123 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 30.0% shutout rate.
When they last took the field, Cagliari weren't able to secure a win with a final of 1-1 against Udinese. Cagliari finished the match with a 40.9% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 9 out of the 22 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by converting 442 of the 528 pass attempts for a percentage of 83.7%. Cagliari converted 3 shots attempted out of their 11 shots attempted earning them a 27.3% rate when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 19 goals and 11 assists in all their matches, Cagliari averages 1.46 goals and 0.85 assists per 90 minutes.
Giovanni Simeone will be someone to watch for Cagliari. He is currently averaging 0.38 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 164 contests thus far in his career. The forward from Argentina has accumulated 14,458 professional minutes while scoring 61 goals. He has accumulated 14 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 13 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Joao Pedro, the forward hailing from Brazil. Pedro has been handed a total of 44 yellow card warnings in 15,800 mins played (180 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.40. He has collected 70 goals during his soccer career while helping on a goal 24 times.
Alessio Cragno is expected to look after the goal for Cagliari. In his career, Cragno has allowed 271 goals and has earned 616 saves in 193 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.41 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 56-55-81. He sports a save percentage of .709 and his clean sheet rate is currently 23.3%. Cragno has accumulated 45 clean sheets while he has seen 873 shots attempted against him in 17,251 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take AS Roma (-333)
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