Atalanta vs Fiorentina Prediction, 12/13/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atalanta vs Fiorentina
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Atalanta (-155) Fiorentina (+400)
Gewiss Stadium is the site where Alejandro Gomez and Atalanta (4-2-3, 9th in Serie A) will take on Fiorentina (2-3-5, 17th in Serie A) on Sunday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Marco Sportiello for Atalanta and Bartlomiej Dragowski for Fiorentina. The moneyline on this contest has Atalanta priced at -155 and Fiorentina are at +400. The total has been set at 3.
Atalanta took the field against Midtjylland in their last match and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. When discussing the passing game, they had a 84.8% received passes rate by completing 565 of the 666 pass targets in their last match. Atalanta attempted 20 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 13 of those attempts for a percentage of 65.0%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Atalanta wrapped this game up at a 44.4% clip by landing 8 SoT out of 18 total shots. Atalanta has an average of 2.00 goals per 90 (18 goals in total) and have 15 assists in all games for the year.
Alejandro Gomez is a player who should be able to impact this match for Atalanta. He has totaled 74 assists while accumulating 33 yellow cards during his career. Gomez has been a starter in 313 matchups in his career and he tallies 0.23 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Argentina has totaled 69 goals scored in 26,534 mins. One more player who could decide who wins is Duvan Zapata, the forward representing Colombia. Zapata has played 13,451 minutes in 152 starts and has been given a total of 20 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 26 times in his career while scoring 83 goals. He currently averages 0.56 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Atalanta will be Marco Sportiello. Sportiello (52-43-74 mark in his professional soccer career) has accumulated 46 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.1% shutout percentage. The keeper from Italy has had 735 shots tried at him in 170 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.42 (241 goals conceded) and he holds a save % of .684. Sportiello has played for a total of 15,272 minutes and is sitting with 499 saves in his career.
For their last game, Fiorentina went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Genoa. Fiorentina finished with a 75.0% successful dribble rate by completing 9 of the 12 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 519 out of their 596 passes they attempted for a percentage of 87.1%. Fiorentina had 6 shots on goal out of 19 shots attempted earning them a 31.6% rate in their last outing. With a total of 11 goals and 10 assists for all their matches, Fiorentina sports an average of 1.10 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Gaetano Castrovilli will need to provide a lift for Fiorentina. The defender born in Poland has been on the pitch for 7,256 mins while earning 12 goals. He has 21 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 8 times. He sports an average of 0.15 goals per 90 mins and has started 81 contests so far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Christian Kouame, the forward representing Cote d'Ivoire. He has totaled 24 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 17 times. Kouame has been handed a total of 12 yellow cards in 7,824 minutes played (85 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.28.
Bartlomiej Dragowski will be looking after the net for Fiorentina. In his pro soccer career, Dragowski has given up 154 goals and has 312 stops in 94 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.61 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 27-25-43. He sports a save percentage of .685 and his clean sheet rate sits at 23.4%. Dragowski has 22 clean sheets and has defended 454 shots against him in 8,632 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Fiorentina (+400)
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