Sampdoria vs Crotone Prediction, 12/19/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sampdoria vs Crotone
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Sampdoria (-143) Crotone (+340)
Gaston Ramirez and Sampdoria (4-2-6, 11th in Serie A) host Crotone (1-3-8, 20th in Serie A) at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Emil Audero for Sampdoria and Alex Cordaz for Crotone. The moneyline on this contest has Sampdoria priced at -143 and Crotone are priced at +340. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Sampdoria faced Hellas Verona in their most recent match and went home with a win by a final score of 2-1. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 75.1% received passes rate by converting 325 of the 433 pass attempts in their last outing. Sampdoria attempted 13 dribbles in this match and converted 5 of those attempts for a percentage of 38.5%. Concerning shot accuracy, Sampdoria finished at a 30.0% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 10 total shots. Sampdoria is averaging 1.50 g/90 (18 total goals) and have 14 assists in all games this season.
Gaston Ramirez is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Sampdoria. Ramirez has started 184 outings in his career and has 0.24 G/90. The forward who is from Uruguay has totaled 42 goals in 15,538 minutes played. He has totaled 29 assists while tallying 54 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. One more guy who should impact this match is Fabio Quagliarella, the forward representing Italy. Quagliarella has been on the pitch for 36,158 minutes in 417 starts and has been given 47 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 50 times during his soccer career while he has scored 176 total goals. He is averaging 0.44 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Sampdoria will be Emil Audero. Audero has defended the goal for a total of 10,800 mins and has accumulated 358 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.41 (169 goals given up) and he holds a save % of .705. The keeper born in Indonesia has faced 505 shots tried against him in 120 starting assignments. Audero (45-28-47 mark during his soccer career) has 34 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 28.3% clean sheet percentage.
When they last took the field, Crotone weren't able to secure a win with a final of 0-0 against Udinese. Crotone finished the match with a 100.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 6 of the 6 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by completing 319 of the 369 passes they tried earning a percentage of 86.4%. Crotone converted 2 shots attempted out of 4 shots attempted which had them at a 50.0% clip in their last game. With a total of 10 goals and 6 assists in all their matches, Crotone averages 0.83 goals and 0.50 assists per 90 minutes.
Salvatore Molina should provide a spark for Crotone. He is currently averaging 0.07 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 165 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The midfielder from Italy has 14,387 mins while scoring 11 goals. He has totaled 37 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 23 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Simy, the forward hailing from Nigeria. Simy has earned himself a total of 15 yellow cards in 10,431 mins (109 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.48. He has accumulated 56 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 10 different times.
Alex Cordaz will reside in front of the goal for Crotone. Cordaz has 74 clean sheets and has defended 1,218 shots attempted against him in 28,132 minutes in his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of .700 and his shutout rate is currently 23.6%. He has allowed 1.22 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 104-85-124. In his pro soccer career, Cordaz has allowed 382 goals while earning 844 saves in 314 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Crotone (+340)
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