Atalanta vs Cagliari Prediction, 10/4/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atalanta vs Cagliari
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Location: Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Atalanta (-312) Cagliari (+540)
Giovanni Simeone and Cagliari (0-1-1, 14th in Serie A) are headed to Gewiss Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet Atalanta (2-0-0, 2nd in Serie A). The expected starting goalies will be Marco Sportiello for Atalanta and Alessio Cragno for Cagliari. Cagliari are at at +540 while The Goddess are at -312. The total opens at 3.5.
Atalanta as a team have scored 8 goals for the year, which is currently 1st in Serie A. They have attempted 27 shots with 13 of them being on target, which calculates to a 48.1% SOT percentage. Atalanta maintains possession for 48% of matches while they have success at dribbling 82.8% of the time (1st in Serie A). Their players have received 821 passes on 963 attempts on the season, giving them a receiving percentage of 85.3%.
Alejandro Gomez is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Atalanta. He has 74 assists while earning 33 yellow card warnings in his career. Gomez has been given a starting assignment in 306 matchups in his career while he scores 0.23 G/90. The forward born in Argentina has recorded 68 goals in 26,070 minutes played. One more guy who should impact this match is Marten de Roon, the midfielder hailing from the Netherlands. Roon has earned 26,320 minutes during 297 starts and has been given 80 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 19 times in his career while he has scored 20 total goals. He is averaging 0.07 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Atalanta is Marco Sportiello. Sportiello has played for 14,797 mins and has earned 487 stops during his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.39 (229 goals given up) and he holds a save % of .691. The goalkeeper from Italy has seen 711 shots attempted at him in 165 career starts. Sportiello (50-42-72 mark during his career) has recorded 46 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 27.9% clean sheet percentage.
Cagliari has totaled 755 pass targets on the year (17th in the league) to go along with 657 completed passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 87.0% and they control possession of the ball 38.5% of the time. The Islanders have successfully dribbled 48.3% of the time for the campaign while collecting 1 goal. They have been able to hit on 35.3% of their shots on target on 17 total shots.
Giovanni Simeone is a guy who can be a difference maker for Cagliari. Simeone has been a starter in 158 outings so far in his career and accounts for 0.37 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Argentina has tallied 57 goals scored in 13,919 professional minutes. He has totaled 12 assists while tallying 14 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Joao Pedro, the forward born in Brazil. Pedro has been on the field for 14,824 mins in 169 starting assignments and has been given 43 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 23 times thus far in his career while scoring 64 total goals. He averages 0.39 goals per 90 mins in his pro soccer career.
Alessio Cragno will look after the goal Cagliari. Cragno has recorded 43 shutouts while he has defended 811 shots against him in 16,261 career minutes. He is the owner of a save % of .710 and his clean sheet rate is 23.6%. He has conceded 1.38 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 53-51-77. During his career, Cragno has allowed 250 goals while he has accumulated 574 saves in 182 starts.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atalanta (-312)
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