Crotone vs Spezia Prediction, 12/12/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Crotone vs Spezia
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Stadio Ezio Scida in Crotone, Italy
TV: ESPN News
Odds/Point Spread: Crotone (+140) Spezia (+210)
Simy and Crotone (0-2-8, 20th in Serie A) host Spezia (2-4-4, 14th in Serie A) at Stadio Ezio Scida on Saturday. The goalies who are expected to start are Alex Cordaz for Crotone and Rafael for Spezia. Crotone are at +140 while the Eagles are at +210. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Crotone played Napoli in their last matchup and went home with a loss by a final score of 4-0. In regard to passing, they earned a 89.6% passes received rate by completing 404 out of their 451 pass targets in their last outing. Crotone attempted 24 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 15 of those tries for a percentage of 62.5%. Regarding shot accuracy, Crotone finished at a 16.7% rate by hitting 1 shot on target out of 6 total shots. Crotone averages 0.60 goals per 90 minutes (6 goals in total) and have 3 assists in all competitions for the year.
Simy is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Crotone. He has totaled 10 assists while earning 15 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Simy has started 107 contests during his soccer career and tallies 0.49 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Nigeria has 56 goals in 10,251 professional minutes played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Salvatore Molina, the midfielder who is from Italy. He has assisted on a goal 21 times in his career while scoring 11 goals. Molina has earned 14,207 minutes during 163 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 37 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.07 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Crotone is Alex Cordaz. Cordaz has seen the pitch for 27,952 mins and has tallied 834 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.23 (381 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .698. The goalkeeper hailing from Italy has faced 1,207 shots tried against him in 312 career starts. Cordaz (103-84-124 record during his career) has earned 73 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 23.4% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, Spezia walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1 against Lazio. They wrapped up this match by converting 530 of the 619 passes they tried for a percentage of 85.6%. Spezia finished the match with a 82.4% successful dribble rate by converting 14 of the 17 dribbles they tried. Spezia had 4 shots on goal out of the team's 15 shots attempted which had them at a 26.7% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 14 goals and 12 assists for all their matches, Spezia averages 1.40 goals and 1.20 assists per 90.
Claudio Terzi should provide a lift for Spezia. He is averaging 0.03 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 418 contests in his career. The defender who is from Italy has been on the field for 37,613 professional minutes and he has scored 12 goals. He has accumulated 109 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 6 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Emanuel Gyasi, the forward representing Ghana. He has accounted for 12 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 9 times. Gyasi has been handed 16 yellow cards in 5,082 mins played (59 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.21.
Rafael will be looking after the goal for Spezia. In his career, Rafael has given up 242 goals and has accounted for 571 saves in 183 starts. He has allowed 1.32 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 82-42-60. He holds a save % of .708 and his clean sheet rate is currently 28.4%. Rafael has racked up 52 shutouts while defending 811 shots tried against him in 16,523 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Spezia (+210)
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