Fiorentina vs Sassuolo Prediction, 12/16/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fiorentina vs Sassuolo
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Fiorentina (+129) Sassuolo (+155)
Domenico Berardi and Sassuolo (6-4-1, 5th in Serie A) go to Stadio Artemio Franchi on Wednesday where they'll take on Fiorentina (2-3-6, 17th in Serie A). The starting goaltenders are Bartlomiej Dragowski for Fiorentina and Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo. Fiorentina are at +129 while Sassuolo are at +155. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Fiorentina took the field against Atalanta in their last matchup and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-0. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 80.2% rate by converting 376 out of their 469 pass attempts in their last game. Fiorentina attempted 9 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 7 of the attempts for a rate of 77.8%. Concerning shot accuracy, Fiorentina wrapped this game up at a 40.0% clip by landing 2 SoT out of 5 total shots. Fiorentina is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (11 total goals) and have accounted for 10 assists in all games this season.
Christian Kouame is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Fiorentina. Kouame has had a starting assignment in 85 outings in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.28 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Cote d'Ivoire has totaled 24 goals scored in 7,844 minutes played. He has accounted for 17 assists while accumulating 12 yellow cards during his soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is Gaetano Castrovilli, the defender representing Poland. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times during his soccer career while scoring 12 total goals. Castrovilli has earned 7,301 minutes during 81 starts and has earned himself a total of 21 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.15 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Fiorentina will be Bartlomiej Dragowski. Dragowski (27-25-44 mark in his career) has 22 clean sheets, which gives him a 23.2% shutout rate. The goalie from Poland has faced 461 shots attempted at him in 95 starts. His GA/90 is 1.62 (157 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .683. Dragowski has seen the field for 8,722 mins and has tallied 316 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Sassuolo earned three points by winning 1-0 against Benevento. Sassuolo had a 57.1% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 12 of the 21 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by converting 383 of the 433 attempted passes for a rate of 88.5%. Sassuolo connected on 1 SoT out of their 5 shots attempted earning them a 20.0% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 20 goals and 12 assists in all their contests, Sassuolo sports an average of 1.82 goals and 1.09 assists per 90.
Domenico Berardi will be someone to watch for Sassuolo. He scores 0.39 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 230 contests during his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from Italy has accumulated 19,616 professional minutes while scoring 85 goals. He has 65 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 56 times. You should also keep an eye on Filip duricic, the forward hailing from Serbia. He has earned 31 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 30 different times. Duricic has earned himself a total of 32 yellow card warnings in 14,707 minutes (172 starts). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.19.
Andrea Consigli is expected to look after the goal for Sassuolo. Consigli has totaled 128 shutouts while defending 1,944 shots against him in 40,236 career mins. He has earned a save percentage of .706 and his clean sheet rate is 28.4%. He has conceded 1.32 goals per 90 while earning a record of 164-117-164. Thus far in his career, Consigli has given up 590 goals and has accounted for 1,374 saves in 451 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Sassuolo (+155) and under 2.5 goals
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