Sassuolo vs Crotone Prediction, 10/3/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sassuolo vs Crotone
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: Mapei Stadium in Sassuolo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Sassuolo (-204) Crotone (+420)
Mapei Stadium is the venue where Francesco Caputo and Sassuolo (1-1-0, 7th in Serie A) will play Crotone (0-0-2, 20th in Serie A) on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net will be Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo and Alex Cordaz for Crotone. Sassuolo are at -204 while Crotone are priced at +420. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Sassuolo have earned 5 goals on the campaign, which ranks them 6th in Serie A. They have tried 49 shots at the goal with 14 on target, which calculates to a 28.6% SOT percentage. Sassuolo has been able to maintain possession for 67% of games while dribbling successfully 75.8% of the time (2nd in the league). They have caught 1,249 passes from teammates on 1,343 targets for the year, which makes their receiving percentage 93.0%.
Francesco Caputo is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Sassuolo. He has 44 assists while earning 44 yellow cards so far in his career. Caputo has had a starting assignment in 331 games during his soccer career and accounts for 0.47 G/90. The forward hailing from Italy has earned 156 goals scored in 29,992 professional minutes played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Domenico Berardi, the forward representing Italy. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 53 times in his career while scoring 81 goals. Berardi has earned 18,901 minutes in 222 starting assignments and has been given a total of 63 yellow cards. He averages 0.39 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Sassuolo will be Andrea Consigli. Consigli (159-115-163 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 124 clean sheets, which has earned him a 28.0% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from Italy has had 1,907 shots attempted against him in 443 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.32 (580 goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of .705. Consigli has defended the goal for a total of 39,516 minutes and is sitting with 1,345 stops in his career.
The Pythagoreans have had success dribbling 44.4% of the time this season while earning 1 goal. They have earned a receiving percentage of 88.4% while controlling possession of the ball 49.5% of the time. Crotone has totaled 950 pass targets for the season (8th in Serie A) to go along with 840 successful received passes. The have hit on 15% of their shots out of 20 shots.
Simy is a player who should impact this matchup for Crotone. He has 10 assists while earning 14 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Simy has started 99 games during his soccer career while scoring 0.50 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Nigeria has tallied 53 goals in 9,538 professional minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Luca Cigarini, the midfielder representing Italy. He has helped a teammate on a goal 36 times thus far in his career and he has scored 18 goals. Cigarini has been on the pitch for 25,293 minutes in 289 starting assignments and has been handed 112 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.06 goals per 90 mins during his career.
Alex Cordaz will be looking after the goal Crotone. Cordaz has totaled 72 shutouts while he has defended 1,166 shots against him in 27,232 career mins. He has a save % of .702 and his shutout rate is currently 23.7%. He has allowed 1.20 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 103-82-118. In his career, Cordaz has surrendered 363 goals while he has earned 810 stops in 304 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sassuolo (-204)
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