Crotone vs Juventus Prediction, 10/17/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Crotone vs Juventus
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Stadio Ezio Scida in Crotone, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Crotone (+1100) Juventus (-455)
Dejan Kulusevski and Juventus (1-1-0, 8th in Serie A) head to Stadio Ezio Scida on Saturday where they'll take on Crotone (0-0-3, 20th in Serie A). The starting goalies will be Alex Cordaz for Crotone and Wojciech Szczesny for Juventus. The Zebras are at at -455 while Crotone are priced at +1100. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Crotone as a team have totaled 2 goals this year, which has them 16th in the league. They have attempted 34 shots at their opponents goal with 7 being on target, which is a 20.6% shots on target percentage. Crotone has been able to control possession for 48% of games while dribbling successfully 50% of the time (19th in Serie A). They have been on the receiving end of 1,187 passes on 1,374 tries for the year, which gives them a receiving percentage of 86.4%.
Luca Cigarini is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Crotone. Cigarini has been a starter in 290 matches so far in his career and has 0.06 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder born in Italy has totaled 18 goals in 25,369 professional minutes played. He has totaled 36 assists while earning 113 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. One more guy who should impact this match is Simy, the forward from Nigeria. He has helped on a goal 10 times in his career and he has scored 54 total goals. Simy has totaled 9,628 minutes during 100 career starting assignments and has been given 15 yellow card cautions. He has an average of 0.50 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Crotone will be Alex Cordaz. Cordaz has seen the field for 27,322 minutes and has earned 810 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.21 (367 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of .700. The goalie from Italy has seen 1,169 shots attempted at him in 305 starts. Cordaz (103-82-119 record in his career) has accounted for 72 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 23.6% shutout rate.
Juventus has tallied 1,376 pass targets this year (7th in the league) to go along with 1,260 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 91.6% while controlling possession of the ball 63% of the time. The Zebras have successfully dribbled 73.1% of the time on the year while scoring 5 goals. They have completed 35.7% of their shots on 28 shots.
Dejan Kulusevski should provide a spark for Juventus. He has an average of 0.31 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 35 matches during his career. The forward born in Sweden has totaled 3,200 professional minutes and he has scored 11 goals. He has accumulated 3 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 8 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Alvaro Morata, the defender hailing from Italy. Morata has been handed a total of 52 yellow card warnings in 12,990 professional minutes played (141 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.59. He has tallied 85 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 30 times.
Wojciech Szczesny is expected to look after the goal for the Zebras. Szczesny has accumulated 114 shutouts while seeing 1,199 shots attempted against him in 27,644 career mins. He is the owner of a save % of .743 and his shutout rate is 37.0%. He has surrendered 1.04 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 185-70-52. During his career, Szczesny has allowed 320 goals while he has accounted for 888 stops in 308 starting assignments.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Juventus (-455) and under 2.5 goals
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