AS Roma vs Sampdoria Prediction, 1/3/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: AS Roma vs Sampdoria
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location: Stadio Olimpico in Roma, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: AS Roma (-213) Sampdoria (+390)
Edin Dzeko and AS Roma (8-3-3, 3rd in Serie A) host Sampdoria (5-2-7, 11th in Serie A) at Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. The goalies who are expected to start are Pau Lopez for AS Roma and Emil Audero for Sampdoria. AS Roma are at -213 while Sampdoria are priced at +390. The O/U opens at 3.5.
AS Roma stepped onto the pitch against Cagliari in their last game and notched a win by a score of 3-2. AS Roma attempted 12 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 5 of those tries for a percentage of 41.7%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 84.2% received passes rate by completing 476 of the 565 targeted passes in their last match. Regarding shot accuracy, AS Roma walked away from the pitch at a 53.3% clip by landing 8 shots on target of 15 total shots. AS Roma averages 2.14 goals per 90 (30 total goals) and have accounted for 21 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Edin Dzeko is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for AS Roma. Dzeko has started 327 contests so far in his career and he tallies 0.59 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Bosnia has totaled 200 goals in 30,421 mins. He has accounted for 60 assists while accumulating 53 yellow cards so far in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the forward born in Armenia. Mkhitaryan has accumulated 23,431 mins in 261 starting assignments and has been given a total of 38 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 71 times so far in his career while scoring 102 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.39 G/90 so far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for AS Roma is Pau Lopez. Lopez (54-29-51 record during his career) has recorded 31 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 23.7% shutout percentage. The goalie born in Spain has seen 561 shots sent in his direction in 131 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.45 (192 goals given up) and he has earned a save % of .684. Lopez has seen the pitch for a total of 11,950 mins and has tallied 383 saves so far in his career.
For their last game, Sampdoria took a loss by a score of 3-2 against Sassuolo. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 325 of the 403 attempted passes for a rate of 80.6%. Sampdoria finished the match with a 36.8% successful dribble rate by converting 7 out of the 19 dribbles they attempted. Sampdoria had 6 shots attempted out of their 26 shots attempted earning them a 23.1% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 23 goals and 18 assists in all their contests, Sampdoria has an average of 1.64 goals and 1.29 assists per 90.
Fabio Quagliarella will be counted on for Sampdoria. The forward born in Italy has played 36,279 mins while earning 178 goals. He has 47 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 50 times. He averages 0.44 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 418 outings thus far in his career. You should also watch out for Gaston Ramirez, the forward who is from Uruguay. He has earned 42 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 29 different times. Ramirez has been given a total of 54 yellow card warnings in 15,640 minutes played (185 career starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.24.
Emil Audero is expected to look after the goal for Sampdoria. Audero has recorded 34 shutouts while seeing 514 shots attempted against him in 10,980 mins in his career. He has a save % of .704 and his clean sheet rate is 27.9%. He has surrendered 1.42 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 46-28-48. So far in his pro soccer career, Audero has surrendered 173 goals and has 364 stops in 122 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sampdoria (+390)
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