Sampdoria vs Sassuolo Prediction, 12/23/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sampdoria vs Sassuolo
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Sampdoria (+230) Sassuolo (-115)
Stadio Luigi Ferraris is the site where Fabio Quagliarella and Sampdoria (5-2-6, 10th in Serie A) will play Sassuolo (6-5-2, 5th in Serie A) on Wednesday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Emil Audero for Sampdoria and Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo. Sassuolo are at at -115 while Sampdoria are priced at +230. The O/U has been set at 3.
Sampdoria took the field against Crotone in their most recent game and took home the win by a score of 3-1. In sharing the ball, they ended up with a 78.6% received passes percentage by completing 335 out of their 426 passing attempts last contest. Sampdoria attempted 8 dribbles in this match and completed 4 of the tries for a percentage of 50.0%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Sampdoria wrapped this game up at a 33.3% clip by hitting 4 shots on target of 12 shots. Sampdoria is averaging 1.62 g/90 (21 goals in total) and have racked up 16 assists in all matches for the year.
Fabio Quagliarella is a player who should be able to impact this match for Sampdoria. He has totaled 50 assists while tallying 47 yellow cards so far in his career. Quagliarella has been in the starting lineup in 417 outings in his career while scoring 0.44 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Italy has totaled 177 goals scored in 36,189 mins played. Someone else who should impact this game is Gaston Ramirez, the forward representing Uruguay. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 42 total goals. Ramirez has been on the field for 15,568 minutes in 184 starting assignments and has been given a total of 54 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.24 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Sampdoria is Emil Audero. Audero (46-28-47 record in his career) has recorded 34 clean sheets, which gives him a 28.1% shutout rate. The goalkeeper from Indonesia has had 506 shots tried against him in 121 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.40 (170 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of .706. Audero has played for a total of 10,890 minutes and has 359 saves during his pro soccer career.
In their last game, Sassuolo took a defeat with a final score of 2-1 against AC Milan. Sassuolo finished the match with a 60.9% successful dribble percentage by completing 14 out of the 23 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by converting 576 out of their 644 attempted passes for a rate of 89.4%. Sassuolo converted 5 shots attempted out of the team's 15 shots attempted giving them a 33.3% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 22 goals and 13 assists in all competitions, Sassuolo has an average of 1.69 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Filip Duricic should provide a lift for Sassuolo. He has an average of 0.19 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 173 games in his career. The forward born in Serbia has been on the field for 14,775 professional minutes while earning 31 goals. He has earned 32 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 30 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Domenico Berardi, the forward hailing from Italy. Berardi has been given a total of 67 yellow cards in 19,796 minutes (232 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.39. He has accounted for 86 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 57 different times.
Andrea Consigli is expected to look after the net for Sassuolo. In his career, Consigli has allowed 593 goals while tallying 1,380 stops in 453 starts. He has conceded 1.32 goals per 90 while holding a record of 164-118-165. He sports a save percentage of .707 and his shutout rate sits at 28.3%. Consigli has tallied 128 shutouts while defending 1,953 shots tried against him in 40,416 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sassuolo (-115)
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