Juventus vs Atalanta Prediction, 12/16/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Juventus vs Atalanta
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Juventus (+100) Atalanta (+275)
Allianz Stadium is the venue where Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus (6-5-0, 3rd in Serie A) will play Atalanta (5-2-3, 8th in Serie A) on Wednesday. The expected starting goalies will be Wojciech Szczesny for Juventus and Marco Sportiello for Atalanta. The Goddess are at at +275 while the Zebras are at +100. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Juventus took the field against Genoa in their last match and earned the victory with a final of 3-1. In regard to passing, they ended the game with a 86.9% received passes rate by completing 602 out of their 693 pass targets last match. Juventus tried 17 dribbles in this game and were successful in 13 of the attempts for a rate of 76.5%. Concerning shot accuracy, Juventus finished at a 50.0% clip by hitting 8 shots on target out of 16 total shots. Juventus has an average of 2.00 goals per 90 minutes (20 goals in total) and have earned 14 assists in all competitions this year.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a player who should impact this matchup for Juventus. He has 145 assists while accumulating 72 yellow cards so far in his career. Ronaldo has had a starting assignment in 521 games so far in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.88 goals per 90. The forward from Portugal has 460 goals in 46,868 mins. Another player who should impact this match is Paulo Dybala, the forward who represents Argentina. He has helped a teammate on a goal 44 times during his soccer career while scoring 90 total goals. Dybala has 17,806 minutes in 206 starting assignments and has earned himself 19 yellow card warnings. He sports an average of 0.45 G/90 thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Juventus is Wojciech Szczesny. Szczesny has defended the goal for 28,094 mins and has tallied 895 stops during his soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.04 (325 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of .742. The keeper born in Poland has faced 1,211 shots attempted at him in 313 career starts. Szczesny (187-73-52 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 114 clean sheets, which gives him a 36.4% shutout percentage.
In their last game, Atalanta went home victorious with a score of 3-0 against Fiorentina. They finished the match by connecting on 468 of the 545 passing attempts earning a percentage of 85.9%. Atalanta finished with a 40.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 out of the 25 dribbles they attempted. Atalanta landed 7 shots attempted out of their 21 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 33.3% clip in their last game. Having a total of 21 goals and 17 assists in all their matches, Atalanta sports an average of 2.10 goals and 1.70 assists per 90.
Duvan Zapata will need to provide a lift for Atalanta. He has an average of 0.55 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 153 matches so far in his career. The forward from Colombia has accumulated 13,531 mins while he has scored 83 goals. He has totaled 20 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 27 times. Make sure to watch out for Alejandro Gomez, the forward who is from Argentina. He has earned 69 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 74 times. Gomez has been given a total of 33 yellow card warnings in 26,534 mins played (313 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.23.
Marco Sportiello will look after the net for Atalanta. During his pro soccer career, Sportiello has surrendered 241 goals and has racked up 499 saves in 170 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.42 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 52-43-74. He has earned a save % of .684 and his clean sheet rate is currently 27.1%. Sportiello has earned 46 clean sheets and has defended 735 shots tried against him in 15,272 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Juventus (+100)
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