Atalanta vs AS Roma Prediction, 12/20/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atalanta vs AS Roma
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Atalanta (+100) AS Roma (+220)
Duvan Zapata and Atalanta (5-3-3, 8th in Serie A) host AS Roma (7-3-2, 4th in Serie A) at Gewiss Stadium on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Marco Sportiello for Atalanta and Antonio Mirante for AS Roma. AS Roma are at at +220 while the Goddess are at +100. The total has been set at 3.5.
Atalanta faced off with Juventus in their last match and got the draw with a final of 1-1. Atalanta attempted 15 dribbles in this contest and converted 3 of the dribbles for a percentage of 20.0%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 83.1% received passes percentage by completing 374 of the 450 passing attempts last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Atalanta ended this match at a 40.0% clip by putting 6 SoT out of 15 total shots. Atalanta sports an average of 2.00 g/90 (22 goals in total) and have racked up 17 assists in all matches for the season.
Duvan Zapata is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Atalanta. Zapata has been given a starting assignment in 154 matchups so far in his career and he scores 0.55 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Colombia has earned 83 goals scored in 13,602 mins. He has totaled 27 assists while accumulating 20 yellow cards so far in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Alejandro Gomez, the forward who represents Argentina. Gomez has accumulated 26,572 minutes during 313 starting assignments and has been given a total of 33 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 74 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 69 goals. He averages 0.23 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Atalanta is Marco Sportiello. Sportiello has seen the pitch for 15,272 mins and has earned 499 saves so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.42 (241 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of .684. The goalkeeper from Italy has had 735 shots tried against him in 170 career starts. Sportiello (52-43-74 record in his career) has tallied 46 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 27.1% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the field, AS Roma walked away with a victory by a final of 3-1 against Torino. AS Roma ended the game with a 60.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 12 out of the 20 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by connecting on 596 out of their 659 passes they tried for a percentage of 90.4%. AS Roma converted 6 shots attempted out of the team's 13 shots attempted which had them at a 46.2% clip in their last match. Having accumulated 26 goals and 18 assists in all their matches, AS Roma is averaging 2.17 goals and 1.50 assists per 90 minutes.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan should provide solid play for AS Roma. The forward hailing from Armenia has 23,251 minutes while scoring 102 goals. He has earned 38 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 70 times. He currently averages 0.39 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 259 matches in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Edin Dzeko, the forward hailing from Bosnia. He has accounted for 198 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 60 times. Dzeko has been given 53 yellow card warnings in 30,254 minutes played (325 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.59.
Antonio Mirante will be residing in front of the goal for AS Roma. So far in his pro soccer career, Mirante has given up 548 goals while earning 1,300 stops in 409 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.35 goals per 90 and he has a record of 126-112-167. He is the owner of a save percentage of .706 and his clean sheet rate is 30.1%. Mirante has 123 shutouts and has seen 1,845 shots attempted against him in 36,551 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take AS Roma (+220)
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