Hellas Verona vs Inter Milan Prediction, 12/23/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hellas Verona vs Inter Milan
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Location: Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi in Verona, Italy
TV: ESPN 2
Odds/Point Spread: Hellas Verona (+310) Inter Milan (-154)
Miguel Veloso and Hellas Verona (5-5-3, 9th in Serie A) host Inter Milan (9-3-1, 2nd in Serie A) at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on Wednesday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Marco Silvestri for Hellas Verona and Samir Handanovic for Inter Milan. Inter Milan are at at -154 while Hellas Verona are priced at +310. The total is set at 2.75.
Hellas Verona faced off with Fiorentina in their last game and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. In regard to passing, they finished with a 71.2% rate by connecting on 193 out of their 271 targeted passes in their last match. Hellas Verona tried 17 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 10 of those tries for a percentage of 58.8%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Hellas Verona ended this match at a 50.0% clip by landing 2 shots on target out of 4 total shots. Hellas Verona averages 0.92 goals per 90 min (12 total goals) and have accumulated 7 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Miguel Veloso is a player who should impact this matchup for Hellas Verona. Veloso has been in the starting lineup in 291 outings in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.06 G/90. The midfielder representing Portugal has accumulated 18 goals scored in 25,506 mins. He has totaled 37 assists while accumulating 76 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is Mattia Zaccagni, the midfielder representing Italy. Zaccagni has played 6,549 mins during 74 starts and has been handed a total of 16 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 10 times so far in his career while scoring 10 goals. He averages 0.14 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Hellas Verona is Marco Silvestri. Silvestri has defended the goal for a total of 17,876 minutes and has accumulated 503 stops in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.04 (207 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save % of .719. The goalie hailing from Italy has had 707 shots attempted at him in 198 career starts. Silvestri (61-69-68 mark during his career) has accounted for 47 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 23.7% clean sheet percentage.
For their last match, Inter Milan went home victorious with a score of 2-1 against Spezia. They finished the match by connecting on 414 of the 480 passes they tried for a percentage of 86.3%. Inter Milan finished the match with a 36.4% successful dribble rate by connecting on 4 out of the 11 dribbles they attempted. Inter Milan had 4 shots attempted out of 9 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 44.4% clip in their last match. With 30 goals and 23 assists in all competitions, Inter Milan is averaging 2.31 goals and 1.77 assists per 90 minutes.
Romelu Lukaku should be someone to watch for Inter Milan. The forward born in Belgium has totaled 27,929 mins while earning 179 goals. He has totaled 27 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 52 times. He currently averages 0.58 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 308 matches in his career. Be sure to watch out for Lautaro Martinez, the forward representing Argentina. Martinez has earned himself 23 yellow cards in 7,714 minutes played (87 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.55. He has earned 47 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 12 different times.
Samir Handanovic will look after the goal for Inter Milan. In his career, Handanović has given up 591 goals while earning 1,611 saves in 529 starts. He has surrendered 1.12 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 247-139-142. He has a save percentage of .735 and his shutout rate is currently at 34.8%. Handanović has racked up 184 shutouts and has seen 2,185 shots attempted against him in 47,453 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Hellas Verona (+310)
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