Hellas Verona vs Sampdoria Prediction, 12/16/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hellas Verona vs Sampdoria
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi in Verona, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Hellas Verona (+127) Sampdoria (+165)
Gaston Ramirez and Sampdoria (3-2-6, 15th in Serie A) go to Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on Wednesday where they'll take on Hellas Verona (5-4-2, 7th in Serie A). The starting goalkeepers are Marco Silvestri for Hellas Verona and Emil Audero for Sampdoria. The moneyline on this game has Hellas Verona priced at +127 and Sampdoria are priced at +165. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Hellas Verona played Lazio in their last game and took home the win by a score of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 77.8% received passes percentage by converting 319 out of their 410 targeted passes in their last match. Hellas Verona attempted 28 dribbles in this game and converted 18 of the tries for a percentage of 64.3%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Hellas Verona wrapped this game up at a 66.7% rate by hitting 4 SoT out of 6 total shots. Hellas Verona has an average of 0.91 goals per 90 minutes (10 goals in total) and are sitting with 7 assists in all competitions this year.
Andrea Favilli is a player who can be a difference maker for Hellas Verona. He has totaled 5 assists while accumulating 16 yellow cards so far in his career. Favilli has started 41 matches during his pro soccer career and he scores 0.35 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Italy has recorded 15 goals in 3,898 professional minutes. One more player who should impact this match is Antonin Barak, the forward representing Spain. He has assisted on a goal 10 times in his career while he has scored 23 total goals. Barak has played 8,285 mins during 91 starts and has been handed a total of 15 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.25 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Hellas Verona will be Marco Silvestri. Silvestri has seen the pitch for a total of 17,696 mins and is sitting with 502 stops so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.04 (204 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of .720. The keeper hailing from Italy has had 704 shots tried against him in 196 career starts. Silvestri (61-68-67 record in his career) has earned 47 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 24.0% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the field, Sampdoria walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1 against Napoli. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 310 out of their 400 attempted passes earning a rate of 77.5%. Sampdoria finished with a 68.8% successful dribble rate by completing 11 of the 16 dribbles they tried. Sampdoria landed 3 shots attempted out of the team's 8 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 37.5% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 16 goals and 13 assists for all their games, Sampdoria averages 1.45 goals and 1.18 assists per 90 min.
Gaston Ramirez should provide a lift for Sampdoria. The forward hailing from Uruguay has played 15,517 minutes and has earned 42 goals. He has totaled 54 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 29 times. He scores 0.24 goals per 90 minutes and has started 184 contests during his career. You should also watch out for Fabio Quagliarella, the forward representing Italy. Quagliarella has been handed 47 yellow cards in 36,158 minutes played (417 starts). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.44. He has totaled 176 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 50 different times.
Emil Audero will reside in front of the net for Sampdoria. During his professional soccer career, Audero has given up 168 goals and has tallied 356 stops in 119 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.41 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 44-28-47. He has earned a save % of .704 and his clean sheet rate is 28.6%. Audero has recorded 34 shutouts while defending 503 shots tried against him in 10,710 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sampdoria (+165)
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