Torino vs Crotone Prediction, 11/8/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Torino vs Crotone
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: Stadio Olimpico di Torino in Torino, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Torino (+115) Crotone (+225)
Luca Cigarini and Crotone (0-1-5, 20th in Serie A) are headed to Stadio Olimpico di Torino on Sunday where they'll take on Torino (1-1-4, 18th in Serie A). The goalies protecting the net are Salvatore Sirigu for Torino and Alex Cordaz for Crotone. Crotone are at at +225 while the Maroons are priced at +115. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Torino has been able to control possession for 45.7% of contests while successfully dribbling 47.6% of the time (20th in the league). They have launched 60 shots at the opposition with 26 on target, which comes out to a 43.3% SOT percentage. Torino have earned 11 goals for the season, which has them 11th in Serie A. Their players have been on the receiving end of 2,323 passes on 2,609 targets this year, making their receiving percentage 89.0%.
Federico Bonazzoli is a player who can be a difference maker for Torino. Bonazzoli has been given a starting assignment in 60 matchups so far in his career and he has earned 0.26 goals per 90. The forward from Italy has totaled 17 goals scored in 5,796 mins. He has accounted for 7 assists while tallying 9 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Another guy who should impact this match is Andrea Belotti, the forward representing Italy. Belotti has totaled 18,232 minutes in 195 starts and has been handed 25 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 27 times so far in his career while scoring 103 goals. He scores 0.51 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Torino is Salvatore Sirigu. Sirigu (172-91-98 mark in his professional soccer career) has accumulated 116 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 32.0% shutout percentage. The goalie from Italy has had 1,521 shots attempted against him in 363 career starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.24 (448 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .719. Sirigu has seen the field for 32,542 minutes and has tallied 1,092 saves thus far in his career.
The Pythagoreans have dribbled successfully 56.9% of the time for the year while scoring 6 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 87.7% and they control possession of the ball 48.2% of the time. Crotone has 2,789 targets for the season (8th in Serie A) and they have 2,447 completed passes. They have been able to hit on 26.7% of their shots out of 60 total shots.
Luca Cigarini should provide solid play for Crotone. He currently averages 0.06 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 292 games so far in his pro soccer career. The midfielder from Italy has played 25,506 mins while he has scored 18 goals. He has accumulated 116 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 36 times. You should also keep an eye on Simy, the forward from Nigeria. He has tallied 56 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 10 different times. Simy has been given a total of 15 yellow cards in 9,896 professional minutes played (103 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.51.
Alex Cordaz will look after the net for the Pythagoreans. During his pro soccer career, Cordaz has given up 374 goals while he has racked up 819 stops in 308 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.22 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 103-83-121. He has earned a save percentage of .698 and his clean sheet rate is currently 23.4%. Cordaz has racked up 72 shutouts while defending 1,185 shots tried against him in 27,592 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Crotone (+225)
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