Fiorentina vs Hellas Verona Prediction, 12/19/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fiorentina vs Hellas Verona
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Fiorentina (+110) Hellas Verona (+220)
Christian Kouame and Fiorentina (2-4-6, 17th in Serie A) host Hellas Verona (5-4-3, 7th in Serie A) at Stadio Artemio Franchi on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net will be Bartlomiej Dragowski for Fiorentina and Marco Silvestri for Hellas Verona. Fiorentina are at +110 while Hellas Verona are priced at +220. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Fiorentina played Sassuolo in their last game and finished with a draw by a score of 1-1. In regard to passing, they finished with a 83.5% passes received rate by converting 268 out of their 321 targeted passes in their last match. Fiorentina attempted 8 dribbles in this match and converted 7 of those tries for a rate of 87.5%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Fiorentina walked away from the pitch at a 26.7% clip by putting 4 shots on target of 15 shots. Fiorentina has an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (12 total goals) and have accounted for 10 assists in all contests this season.
Christian Kouame is a player who should be able to impact this match for Fiorentina. Kouame has started 85 matches so far in his career and scores 0.27 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Cote d'Ivoire has earned 24 goals scored in 7,861 professional minutes played. He has 17 assists while tallying 12 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Gaetano Castrovilli, the defender representing Poland. Castrovilli has played 7,374 mins during 82 starting assignments and has been handed 22 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 8 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 12 goals. He averages 0.15 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Fiorentina is Bartlomiej Dragowski. Dragowski has defended the goal for 8,812 mins and has accumulated 320 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.61 (158 goals allowed) and his save percentage is .685. The keeper born in Poland has seen 466 shots tried against him in 96 career starts. Dragowski (27-26-44 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 22 clean sheets, which gives him a 22.9% shutout rate.
When they last played, Hellas Verona took a defeat with a final score of 2-1 against Sampdoria. They finished the contest by connecting on 422 of the 539 passing tries earning a rate of 78.3%. Hellas Verona finished with a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 9 of the 12 dribbles they attempted. Hellas Verona landed 2 shots attempted out of the team's 7 shots attempted which gave them a 28.6% rate in their last match. With 11 goals and 7 assists for all their games, Hellas Verona has an average of 0.92 goals and 0.58 assists per 90 minutes.
Mattia Zaccagni will be someone to watch for Hellas Verona. The midfielder from Italy has totaled 6,472 professional minutes while he has scored 10 goals. He has tallied 16 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 10 times. He is currently averaging 0.14 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 73 outings so far in his career. You should also watch out for Miguel Veloso, the midfielder representing Portugal. Veloso has been given a total of 76 yellow card cautions in 25,416 minutes played (290 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.06. He has accumulated 17 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 37 times.
Marco Silvestri is expected to look after the net for Hellas Verona. Thus far in his career, Silvestri has surrendered 206 goals and has racked up 503 saves in 197 starts. He has surrendered 1.04 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 61-68-68. He has earned a save % of .719 and his shutout rate is 23.9%. Silvestri has accumulated 47 shutouts while defending 707 shots tried against him in 17,786 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Fiorentina (+110)
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