Parma vs Cagliari Prediction, 12/16/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Parma vs Cagliari
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Stadio Ennio Tardini in Parma, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Parma (+115) Cagliari (+190)
Stadio Ennio Tardini is the venue where Gervinho and Parma (2-5-4, 14th in Serie A) will take on Cagliari (3-3-5, 12th in Serie A) on Wednesday. The goalies expected to start will be Luigi Sepe for Parma and Alessio Cragno for Cagliari. Cagliari are at at +190 while the Crusaders are at +115. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Parma took the field against AC Milan in their most recent game and wrapped up with a draw by a score of 2-2. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 77.0% passes received percentage by converting 258 out of their 335 targeted passes last contest. Parma tried 14 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 4 of those attempts for a percentage of 28.6%. Regarding shot accuracy, Parma walked away from the pitch at a 50.0% rate by hitting 2 shots on target out of 4 total shots. Parma is averaging 1.09 goals per 90 (12 goals in total) and have tallied 9 assists in all matches for the year.
Gervinho is a player who should impact this matchup for Parma. Gervinho has been given a starting assignment in 340 outings during his soccer career and he accounts for 0.31 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Cote d'Ivoire has racked up 102 goals scored in 30,086 professional minutes played. He has totaled 63 assists while tallying 33 yellow card cautions in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Hernani, the midfielder born in Brazil. Hernani has earned 10,177 minutes during 112 starts and has been handed a total of 38 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 8 times in his career and he has scored 17 total goals. He scores 0.15 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Parma is Luigi Sepe. Sepe has defended the goal for 13,829 minutes and has 520 saves during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.35 (207 goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of .729. The goalkeeper hailing from Italy has faced 711 shots tried against him in 153 starting assignments. Sepe (58-45-51 mark in his career) has earned 42 shutouts, which has earned him a 27.5% clean sheet percentage.
When they last took the field, Cagliari took a defeat with a final score of 3-1 against Inter Milan. Cagliari earned a 83.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 20 of the 24 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 361 out of their 434 passing tries for a rate of 83.2%. Cagliari converted 2 shots attempted out of their 11 shots attempted which had them at a 18.2% clip in their last game. Having accumulated 18 goals and 11 assists in all their matches, Cagliari is averaging 1.64 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
Joao Pedro will need to be on top of his game for Cagliari. He sports an average of 0.40 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 178 matches so far in his career. The forward born in Brazil has earned 15,623 professional minutes while scoring 70 goals. He has accounted for 44 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 24 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Giovanni Simeone, the forward representing Argentina. He has collected 61 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 13 different times. Simeone has been given a total of 14 yellow card cautions in 14,400 mins played (164 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.38.
Alessio Cragno will look after the goal for Cagliari. In his pro soccer career, Cragno has given up 270 goals while tallying 611 stops in 191 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.42 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 56-53-81. He is the owner of a save percentage of .708 and his clean sheet rate is currently 23.0%. Cragno has accumulated 44 clean sheets while seeing 867 shots tried against him in 17,071 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cagliari (+190)
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