Torino vs Cagliari Prediction, 10/18/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Torino vs Cagliari
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Location: Stadio Olimpico di Torino in Torino, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Torino (+140) Cagliari (+180)
Stadio Olimpico di Torino is the site where Simone Zaza and Torino (0-0-2, 18th in Serie A) will play Cagliari (0-1-2, 17th in Serie A) on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net are Salvatore Sirigu for Torino and Alessio Cragno for Cagliari. The moneyline on this contest has Torino coming in at +140 and Cagliari are at +180. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Torino has been able to maintain possession for 47% of games while they have success at dribbling 55.6% of the time (15th in the league). They have attempted 13 shots at their opponents goal with 7 of them being on target, which calculates to a 53.8% SOT percentage. Torino as a team have accumulated 2 goals for the season, which ranks them 18th in Serie A. Their players have received 762 passes from teammates on 863 tries so far this season, giving them a receiving percentage of 88.3%.
Simone Zaza is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Torino. He has totaled 14 assists while accumulating 73 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Zaza has started 162 matchups during his pro soccer career and he scores 0.41 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Italy has totaled 72 goals scored in 15,677 professional minutes. Another guy who should impact this match is Andrea Belotti, the forward representing Italy. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 26 times so far in his career while scoring 99 total goals. Belotti has totaled 17,886 mins in 191 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 25 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.50 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Torino is Salvatore Sirigu. Sirigu (171-90-96 mark during his soccer career) has earned 116 shutouts, which gives him a 32.3% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from Italy has seen 1,504 shots tried at him in 359 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.22 (437 goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of .722. Sirigu has defended the goal for a total of 32,182 mins and has earned 1,085 saves during his soccer career.
Cagliari has accumulated 1,196 targets so far this season (13th in the league) to go along with 1,009 successful received passes. They have a receiving percentage of 84.4% and they have controlled possession of the ball 39.3% of the time. The Islanders have had success dribbling 53.5% of the time so far this season while totaling 3 goals. They have completed 30% of their shots out of 30 total shots.
Joao Pedro will need to be on top of his game for Cagliari. The forward from Brazil has 14,909 minutes while scoring 65 goals. He has totaled 43 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 23 times. He currently averages 0.39 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 170 games thus far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Giovanni Simeone, the forward from Argentina. Simeone has been handed 14 yellow card cautions in 14,009 minutes (159 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.37. He has collected 57 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 12 different times.
Alessio Cragno will look after the goal for the Islanders. Cragno has racked up 43 shutouts while defending 823 shots against him in 16,351 career minutes. He has a save percentage of .708 and his clean sheet rate sits at 23.5%. He has surrendered 1.40 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 53-51-78. During his career, Cragno has surrendered 255 goals while he has earned 581 stops in 183 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cagliari (+180)
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