Parma vs Torino Prediction, 1/3/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Parma vs Torino
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location: Stadio Ennio Tardini in Parma, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Parma (+137) Torino (+155)
Andrea Belotti and Torino (1-5-8, 20th in Serie A) go to Stadio Ennio Tardini on Sunday where they'll take on Parma (2-6-6, 16th in Serie A). The expected starting goaltenders will be Luigi Sepe for Parma and Salvatore Sirigu for Torino. The Crusaders are at +137 while the Maroons are priced at +155. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Parma played Crotone in their last match and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-1. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 87.1% passes received rate by converting 350 out of their 402 pass targets in their last outing. Parma tried 13 dribbles in this match and converted 11 of those tries for a percentage of 84.6%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Parma wrapped this game up at a 50.0% rate by landing 7 SoT out of 14 shots. Parma averages 0.93 goals per 90 (13 goals in total) and have accounted for 10 assists in all matches for the season.
Hernani is a player who should be able to impact this match for Parma. He has 8 assists while earning 39 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Hernani has been given a starting assignment in 114 matches so far in his career while he scores 0.15 goals per 90. The midfielder from Brazil has tallied 17 goals scored in 10,361 minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is Juraj Kucka, the midfielder representing Slovakia. Kucka has totaled 22,104 mins during 248 starts and has been given a total of 75 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 23 times during his soccer career and he has scored 36 total goals. He scores 0.15 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Parma is Luigi Sepe. Sepe has been on the field for a total of 14,099 mins and has accumulated 531 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.36 (213 total goals given up) and he has a save percentage of .727. The keeper from Italy has had 728 shots sent in his direction in 156 career starts. Sepe (58-46-53 mark during his soccer career) has earned 43 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.6% shutout rate.
In their last game, Torino earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Napoli. They finished the contest by connecting on 304 of the 371 passing tries for a percentage of 81.9%. Torino finished the match with a 41.2% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 of the 17 dribbles they attempted. Torino had 3 shots attempted out of 10 shots attempted which had them at a 30.0% clip in their last game. With 21 goals and 11 assists in all their contests, Torino is averaging 1.50 goals and 0.79 assists per 90.
Andrea Belotti will be someone to watch for Torino. The forward born in Italy has totaled 18,860 minutes while scoring 106 goals. He has accumulated 26 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 28 times. He sports an average of 0.51 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 202 games in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Sasa Lukic, the midfielder representing Serbia. Lukic has been given 32 yellow cards in 6,961 mins (76 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.10. He has scored 8 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 3 different times.
Salvatore Sirigu will be residing in front of the goal for Torino. So far in his pro soccer career, Sirigu has allowed 460 goals and has totaled 1,101 saves in 369 starts. He has conceded 1.25 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 172-94-101. He sports a save percentage of .715 and his shutout rate is currently 31.7%. Sirigu has recorded 117 clean sheets while seeing 1,541 shots against him in 33,082 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Parma (+137)
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