Cagliari vs Crotone Prediction, 10/25/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cagliari vs Crotone
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2020
Location: Sardegna Arena in Cagliari, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Cagliari (-125) Crotone (+350)
Sardegna Arena is the site where Giovanni Simeone and Cagliari (1-1-2, 15th in Serie A) will take on Crotone (0-1-3, 19th in Serie A) on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Alessio Cragno for Cagliari and Alex Cordaz for Crotone. The odds on this contest have Cagliari priced at -125 and Crotone are priced at +350. The total is set at 2.75.
Cagliari as a team have earned 6 goals this season, which has them 11th in the league. They have tried 43 shots at the opposition with 15 of them being on target, which calculates to a 34.9% shots on target percentage. Cagliari maintains possession for 39.8% of matches while they successfully dribble 61.3% of the time (11th in Serie A). Their players have caught 1,330 passes from teammates on 1,581 attempts this year, which gives them a receiving percentage of 84.1%.
Giovanni Simeone is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Cagliari. Simeone has had a starting assignment in 160 matchups during his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.38 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from Argentina has racked up 59 goals scored in 14,084 professional minutes. He has totaled 12 assists while accumulating 14 yellow card cautions so far in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Joao Pedro, the forward from Brazil. Pedro has played 14,993 minutes during 171 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 43 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 23 times in his career while he has scored 66 goals. He is currently averaging 0.40 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Cagliari will be Alessio Cragno. Cragno has played for 16,441 minutes and has 585 saves during his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.41 (257 goals conceded) and his save percentage is .709. The goalie from Italy has seen 828 shots tried against him in 184 career starting assignments. Cragno (54-51-78 mark in his career) has earned 43 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 23.4% shutout percentage.
The Pythagoreans have dribbled successfully 46.9% of the time so far this season while totaling 3 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 87.1% while controlling possession of the ball 47.8% of the time. Crotone has 1,824 targets for the season (8th in the league) to go along with 1,588 completed passes. The have hit on 20.9% of their shots out of 43 total shots.
Simy should provide solid play for Crotone. He currently averages 0.51 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 101 outings so far in his pro soccer career. The forward who is from Nigeria has been on the field for 9,718 professional minutes and he has scored 55 goals. He has accumulated 15 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 10 times. You should also watch out for Luca Cigarini, the midfielder hailing from Italy. Cigarini has been given a total of 114 yellow cards in 25,459 professional minutes played (291 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.06. He has earned 18 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 36 times.
Alex Cordaz will be residing in front of the net for the Pythagoreans. Cordaz has tallied 72 shutouts while he has defended 1,171 shots attempted against him in 27,412 career minutes. He holds a save percentage of .699 and his clean sheet rate is 23.5%. He has allowed 1.21 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 103-83-119. So far in his pro soccer career, Cordaz has conceded 368 goals while earning 811 saves in 306 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cagliari (-125)
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