Sassuolo vs Benevento Prediction, 12/11/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sassuolo vs Benevento
Date: Friday, December 11, 2020
Location: Mapei Stadium in Sassuolo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Sassuolo (-175) Benevento (+425)
Mapei Stadium is the venue where Filip Duricic and Sassuolo (5-4-1, 5th in Serie A) will play Benevento (3-2-5, 12th in Serie A) on Friday. The starting goaltenders will be Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo and Lorenzo Montipo for Benevento. The moneyline on this matchup has Sassuolo coming in at -175 and the Sorcerers are at +425. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Sassuolo stepped onto the pitch against AS Roma in their most recent game and walked away with a draw with a final of 0-0. When talking about passing the ball, they ended the game with a 88.4% rate by converting 490 out of their 554 targeted passes in their last outing. Sassuolo tried 9 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 5 of those tries for a percentage of 55.6%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Sassuolo finished at a 20.0% rate by landing 1 shot on target of 5 total shots. Sassuolo averages 1.90 g/90 (19 total goals) and have accounted for 12 assists in all games this year.
Filip Duricic is a guy who can be a difference maker for Sassuolo. Duricic has been in the starting lineup in 171 outings so far in his career and accounts for 0.19 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Serbia has totaled 31 goals scored in 14,651 professional minutes. He has totaled 30 assists while tallying 32 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Domenico Berardi, the forward who represents Italy. He has helped a teammate on a goal 56 times so far in his career while scoring 84 total goals. Berardi has been on the pitch for 19,531 mins during 229 career starts and has been given a total of 64 yellow card cautions. He is currently averaging 0.39 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Sassuolo is Andrea Consigli. Consigli (163-117-164 mark in his career) has totaled 127 shutouts, which has earned him a 28.2% shutout rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Italy has faced 1,940 shots tried against him in 450 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.32 (590 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of .706. Consigli has played for 40,146 mins and has tallied 1,370 saves during his career.
For their last game, Benevento earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 0-0 against Parma. They wrapped up this contest by converting 346 of the 430 passing attempts for a percentage of 80.5%. Benevento finished with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by converting 5 of the 10 dribbles they tried. Benevento landed 2 shots on target out of 8 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 25.0% rate in their last game. With 12 goals and 8 assists in all matches, Benevento averages 1.20 goals and 0.80 assists per 90 min.
Roberto Insigne should be able to be counted on for Benevento. He currently averages 0.26 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 109 outings in his pro soccer career. The forward born in Italy has accumulated 9,724 mins and has scored 28 goals. He has accumulated 18 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 31 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Gianluca Lapadula, the forward born in Italy. He has tallied 56 goals in his career while helping on a goal 17 times. Lapadula has been given 22 yellow card warnings in 9,479 professional minutes played (98 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.53.
Lorenzo Montipo is expected to look after the goal for Benevento. Montipò has accumulated 37 clean sheets and has defended 349 shots against him in 10,530 minutes in his career. He holds a save percentage of .725 and his shutout rate is currently at 31.6%. He has conceded 0.87 goals per 90 while holding a record of 50-33-34. So far in his career, Montipò has given up 102 goals and has totaled 251 saves in 117 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sassuolo (-175)
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