AS Roma vs Torino Prediction, 12/17/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: AS Roma vs Torino
Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Location: Stadio Olimpico in Roma, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: AS Roma (-175) Torino (+340)
Stadio Olimpico is the venue where Henrikh Mkhitaryan and AS Roma (6-3-2, 6th in Serie A) will take on Torino (1-3-7, 18th in Serie A) on Thursday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Antonio Mirante for AS Roma and Salvatore Sirigu for Torino. The line on this game has AS Roma coming in at -175 and the Maroons are priced at +340. The O/U is set at 3.5.
AS Roma faced Bologna in their most recent game and earned the victory with a final of 5-1. AS Roma attempted 22 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 17 of the attempts for a rate of 77.3%. When discussing the passing game, they finished with a 85.6% rate by completing 364 out of their 425 passing attempts in their last game. Regarding shot accuracy, AS Roma ended this match at a 46.7% rate by putting 7 shots on target of 15 shots. AS Roma is averaging 2.09 goals per 90 minutes (23 goals in total) and have racked up 17 assists in all matches this year.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a player who should be able to impact this game for AS Roma. Mkhitaryan has been a starter in 258 games in his pro soccer career and scores 0.39 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Armenia has totaled 101 goals in 23,161 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 70 assists while accumulating 38 yellow card warnings in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Edin Dzeko, the forward representing Bosnia. He has assisted on a goal 60 times in his career while he has scored 198 goals. Dzeko has accumulated 30,196 mins during 324 career starts and has been handed 53 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.59 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for AS Roma is Antonio Mirante. Mirante has played for a total of 36,551 minutes and is sitting with 1,300 saves during his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.35 (548 total goals conceded) and his save percentage is .706. The goalie born in Italy has seen 1,845 shots attempted at him in 409 starts. Mirante (126-112-167 record in his career) has tallied 123 clean sheets, which has earned him a 30.1% clean sheet percentage.
When they last played, Torino took a defeat with a final score of 3-2 against Udinese. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 527 out of their 629 pass attempts earning a rate of 83.8%. Torino had a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 18 of the 24 dribbles they tried. Torino converted 3 shots tried out of the team's 8 shots tried which had them sitting at a 37.5% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 18 goals and 11 assists for all their games, Torino has an average of 1.64 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Federico Bonazzoli should be able to be counted on for Torino. The forward from Italy has totaled 5,902 professional minutes while earning 18 goals. He has totaled 10 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times. He is currently averaging 0.27 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 60 games so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Andrea Belotti, the forward hailing from Italy. Belotti has earned himself 26 yellow card cautions in 18,592 professional minutes played (199 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.51. He has scored 105 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 28 times.
Salvatore Sirigu will reside in front of the net for Torino. Sirigu has tallied 117 clean sheets and has defended 1,535 shots against him in 32,992 career minutes. He sports a save percentage of .715 and his shutout rate sits at 31.8%. He has given up 1.25 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 172-93-101. During his career, Sirigu has conceded 459 goals and has tallied 1,096 saves in 368 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Torino (+340)
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