Hellas Verona vs Sassuolo Prediction, 11/22/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hellas Verona vs Sassuolo
Date: Sunday, November 22, 2020
Location: Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi in Verona, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Hellas Verona (+145) Sassuolo (+160)
Nikola Kalinic and Hellas Verona (3-3-1, 8th in Serie A) host Sassuolo (4-3-0, 2nd in Serie A) at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on Sunday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Marco Silvestri for Hellas Verona and Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo. Sassuolo are at at +160 while Hellas Verona are priced at +145. The O/U is set at 3.5.
Hellas Verona faced AC Milan in their last matchup and finished with a draw with a score of 2 - 2. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 90.2% received passes rate by converting 193 of the 214 pass targets in their last match. Hellas Verona attempted 6 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 3 of those dribbles for a rate of 50.0%. Regarding shot accuracy, Hellas Verona walked away from the pitch at a 28.6% rate by hitting 2 shots on target of 7 total shots. Hellas Verona averages 0.86 goals per 90 minutes (6 total goals) and have racked up 5 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Nikola Kalinic is a guy who can be a difference maker for Hellas Verona. Kalinic has been given a starting assignment in 217 outings during his career while he scores 0.52 goals per 90. The forward hailing from Croatia has 116 goals scored in 20,046 professional minutes played. He has totaled 31 assists while tallying 45 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Antonin Barak, the forward hailing from Spain. Barak has 7,925 mins during 87 career starting assignments and has been given 15 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 10 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 23 total goals. He scores 0.26 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Hellas Verona is Marco Silvestri. Silvestri (59-67-66 record during his career) has recorded 46 clean sheets, which gives him a 24.0% shutout rate. The goalie from Italy has had 688 shots tried at him in 192 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.04 (200 goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of .719. Silvestri has been on the field for a total of 17,336 minutes and has tallied 491 stops in his pro soccer career.
For their last outing, Sassuolo weren't able to secure a win with a final of 0 - 0 against Udinese. They finished this game by connecting on 539 out of their 598 attempted passes for a percentage of 90.1%. Sassuolo finished with a 78.6% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 11 out of the 14 dribbles they attempted. Sassuolo had 1 shots on target out of 4 shots attempted giving them a 25.0% rate in their last match. With a total of 17 goals and 10 assists in all matches, Sassuolo has an average of 2.43 goals and 1.43 assists per 90 min.
Domenico Berardi will need to provide a spark for Sassuolo. The forward born in Italy has been on the pitch for 19,261 mins and has scored 83 goals. He has 64 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 55 times. He averages 0.39 G/90 and has been a starter in 226 matches in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Francesco Caputo, the forward who represents Italy. He has accounted for 160 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 45 different times. Caputo has been given 44 yellow cards in 30,338 mins (335 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.47.
Andrea Consigli will be residing in front of the goal for Sassuolo. Consigli has racked up 126 clean sheets while defending 1,933 shots attempted against him in 39,966 mins throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of .706 and his clean sheet rate is 28.1%. He has given up 1.32 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 162-117-163. So far in his career, Consigli has surrendered 587 goals while totaling 1,365 stops in 448 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sassuolo (+160)
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