Atalanta vs Sampdoria Prediction, 10/24/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atalanta vs Sampdoria
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Atalanta (-400) Sampdoria (+900)
Fabio Quagliarella and Sampdoria (2-0-2, 9th in Serie A) are headed to Gewiss Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Atalanta (3-0-1, 3rd in Serie A). The goaltenders who are expected to start are Marco Sportiello for Atalanta and Emil Audero for Sampdoria. The line on this matchup has Atalanta coming in at -400 and Sampdoria are priced at +900. The over/under has been set at 3.5.
Atalanta has controlled possession of the ball for 51.5% of contests while dribbling successfully 79.7% of the time (1st in Serie A). They have tried 61 shots at their opponents goal with 29 on target, which is a 47.5% shots on target percentage. Atalanta have accounted for 14 goals for the campaign, which ranks them 1st in the league. They have received 1,839 passes from teammates on 2,102 targets for the season, giving them a receiving percentage of 87.5%.
Alejandro Gomez is a player who should impact this matchup for Atalanta. He has accounted for 74 assists while accumulating 33 yellow cards during his soccer career. Gomez has been in the starting lineup in 308 games in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.24 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Argentina has earned 69 goals scored in 26,188 mins. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Marten de Roon, the midfielder representing the Netherlands. He has helped on a goal 19 times so far in his career while scoring 20 total goals. Roon has 26,500 minutes during 299 starts and has been handed 80 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.07 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Atalanta will be Marco Sportiello. Sportiello has played for a total of 14,977 mins and has earned 497 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.41 (235 total goals allowed) and his save % is .689. The keeper from Italy has seen 727 shots sent his way in 167 career starts. Sportiello (51-42-73 record during his career) has 46 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.5% clean sheet rate.
The Blue-circled have been able to dribble successfully 69.5% of the time on the year while earning 7 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 81.7% while they maintain possession of the ball 40.3% of the time. Sampdoria has accumulated 1,532 targets on the year (17th in Serie A) with 1,252 successful received passes. They have connected on 33.3% of their SOT out of 54 shots.
Fabio Quagliarella should be someone to watch for Sampdoria. The forward from Italy has played 35,600 minutes while scoring 174 goals. He has earned 46 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 50 times. He has an average of 0.44 goals per 90 minutes and has started 410 outings during his soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Gaston Ramirez, the forward hailing from Uruguay. He has totaled 42 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 28 different times. Ramirez has been handed a total of 52 yellow card warnings in 15,285 minutes played (181 starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.25.
Emil Audero will be residing in front of the net for the Blue-circled. Audero has tallied 34 shutouts while defending 471 shots against him in 10,080 mins throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of .703 and his clean sheet rate is 30.4%. He has surrendered 1.39 goals per 90 while holding a record of 43-26-43. In his career, Audero has surrendered 156 goals while totaling 332 saves in 112 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sampdoria (+900)
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