Cagliari vs Inter Milan Prediction, 12/13/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cagliari vs Inter Milan
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Sardegna Arena in Cagliari, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Cagliari (+575) Inter Milan (-210)
Romelu Lukaku and Inter Milan (6-3-1, 2nd in Serie A) are headed to Sardegna Arena on Sunday where they'll take on Cagliari (3-3-4, 11th in Serie A). The goalies expected to start will be Alessio Cragno for Cagliari and Samir Handanovic for Inter Milan. The odds on this matchup have Cagliari priced at +575 and Inter Milan are at -210. The O/U is set at 3.
Cagliari stepped onto the pitch against Hellas Verona in their last matchup and got the draw with a final of 1-1. Cagliari attempted 13 dribbles in this outing and completed 8 of the attempts for a rate of 61.5%. In sharing the ball, they earned a 75.8% passes received percentage by connecting on 341 out of their 450 passing targets in their last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Cagliari walked away from the pitch at a 23.1% rate by putting 3 shots on target out of 13 shots. Cagliari sports an average of 1.70 goals per 90 min (17 total goals) and have earned 11 assists in all matches for the year.
Riccardo Sottil is a guy who should impact this matchup for Cagliari. He has totaled 2 assists while accumulating 7 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Sottil has had a starting assignment in 18 matches so far in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.10 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Italy has tallied 2 goals scored in 1,769 mins played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Joao Pedro, the forward representing Brazil. Pedro has been on the pitch for 15,533 mins in 177 starts and has been given a total of 44 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 24 times so far in his career while scoring 70 goals. He has an average of 0.41 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Cagliari is Alessio Cragno. Cragno has seen the pitch for 16,981 mins and has accumulated 604 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.42 (267 goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of .708. The keeper from Italy has had 857 shots tried at him in 190 career starts. Cragno (56-53-80 record during his career) has accumulated 44 shutouts, which gives him a 23.2% clean sheet rate.
In their last game, Inter Milan walked away with a victory by a final of 3-1 against Bologna. They finished this game by converting 415 of the 492 passing tries earning a rate of 84.3%. Inter Milan finished the match with a 46.2% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 6 out of the 13 dribbles they tried. Inter Milan had 7 shots on target out of 14 shots attempted which gave them a 50.0% rate in their last game. With 24 goals and 20 assists in all their contests, Inter Milan is averaging 2.40 goals and 2.00 assists per 90 min.
Romelu Lukaku will need to provide a lift for Inter Milan. He sports an average of 0.57 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 305 games during his pro soccer career. The forward representing Belgium has played 27,670 mins and has scored 176 goals. He has 26 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 52 times. Make sure to watch out for Lautaro Martinez, the forward representing Argentina. He has collected 47 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 10 different times. Martinez has been given 23 yellow card warnings in 7,529 minutes (85 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.56.
Samir Handanovic will be residing in front of the goal for Inter Milan. In his career, Handanović has surrendered 589 goals while tallying 1,607 saves in 526 starts. He has conceded 1.12 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 244-139-142. He holds a save % of .736 and his clean sheet rate sits at 34.8%. Handanović has 183 shutouts while defending 2,179 shots tried against him in 47,183 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cagliari (+575)
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