Cagliari vs Udinese Prediction, 12/20/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cagliari vs Udinese
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Sardegna Arena in Cagliari, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Cagliari (+145) Udinese (+170)
Rodrigo De Paul and Udinese (4-2-5, 10th in Serie A) travel to Sardegna Arena on Sunday where they'll meet Cagliari (3-4-5, 13th in Serie A). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Alessio Cragno for Cagliari and Juan Musso for Udinese. The line on this game has Cagliari coming in at +145 and the White and Blacks are at +170. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Cagliari stepped onto the pitch against Parma in their most recent game and earned a one point draw by a score of 0-0. Cagliari tried 19 dribbles in this game and were successful in 14 of the tries for a percentage of 73.7%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 84.1% passes received percentage by converting 338 out of their 402 passing attempts in their last match. In regard to shooting accuracy, Cagliari wrapped this game up at a 50.0% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 8 total shots. Cagliari averages 1.50 goals per 90 min (18 goals in total) and have earned 11 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Joao Pedro is a guy who should impact this matchup for Cagliari. He has accounted for 24 assists while tallying 44 yellow card cautions in his career. Pedro has had a starting assignment in 179 contests thus far in his career and he accounts for 0.40 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Brazil has 70 goals scored in 15,713 mins played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Giovanni Simeone, the forward representing Argentina. He has assisted on a goal 13 times in his career while scoring 61 goals. Simeone has totaled 14,445 minutes in 164 career starting assignments and has been given 14 yellow card warnings. He has an average of 0.38 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Cagliari will be Alessio Cragno. Cragno has seen the pitch for 17,161 minutes and has 613 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.42 (270 goals given up) and his save % is .709. The keeper born in Italy has seen 869 shots tried against him in 192 starts. Cragno (56-54-81 record in his career) has earned 45 shutouts, which leaves him with a 23.4% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the field, Udinese weren't able to secure a win with a final of 0-0 against Crotone. They finished the match by connecting on 393 of the 458 attempted passes earning a percentage of 85.8%. Udinese finished the match with a 81.3% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 13 out of the 16 dribbles they attempted. Udinese connected on 6 shots attempted out of 15 shots attempted earning them a 40.0% rate in their last outing. Having tallied 12 goals and 9 assists in all their contests, Udinese averages 1.09 goals and 0.82 assists per 90 minutes.
Rodrigo De Paul should provide a spark for Udinese. The defender hailing from Italy has accumulated 13,453 minutes while scoring 28 goals. He has collected 30 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 30 times. He sports an average of 0.19 goals per 90 minutes and has started 155 games thus far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Ignacio Pussetto, the forward born in Argentina. He has scored 24 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 14 times. Pussetto has been handed a total of 24 yellow card warnings in 8,792 mins (95 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.25.
Juan Musso will look after the goal for Udinese. Musso has racked up 27 shutouts while defending 437 shots against him in 8,910 minutes in his career. He sports a save percentage of .744 and his shutout rate sits at 27.3%. He has surrendered 1.33 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 36-24-39. In his pro soccer career, Musso has surrendered 132 goals and has tallied 324 saves in 99 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Udinese (+170)
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