Udinese vs Crotone Prediction, 12/15/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Udinese vs Crotone
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: Dacia Arena in Udine, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Udinese (-167) Crotone (+350)
Rodrigo De Paul and Udinese (4-1-5, 10th in Serie A) play Crotone (1-2-8, 20th in Serie A) at Dacia Arena on Tuesday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Juan Musso for Udinese and Alex Cordaz for Crotone. The line on this contest has Udinese coming in at -167 and Crotone are priced at +350. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Udinese took the field against Torino in their most recent match and earned the victory with a final of 3-2. Udinese tried 12 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 9 of the tries for a percentage of 75.0%. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 85.5% passes received percentage by converting 329 out of their 385 passing targets in their last outing. In regard to shooting accuracy, Udinese ended this match at a 30.0% rate by hitting 3 shots on target of 10 total shots. Udinese has an average of 1.20 goals per 90 (12 goals in total) and have accounted for 9 assists in all matches for the year.
Rodrigo De Paul is a player who should be able to impact this game for Udinese. He has 30 assists while earning 30 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. Paul has been given a starting assignment in 154 outings thus far in his career and has 0.19 goals per 90 minutes. The defender from Italy has 28 goals scored in 13,363 mins played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Ignacio Pussetto, the forward who represents Argentina. Pussetto has accumulated 8,702 minutes in 94 starts and has been handed 24 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 14 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 24 goals. He is averaging 0.25 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Udinese will be Juan Musso. Musso has played for 8,820 mins and has 322 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.35 (132 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .743. The keeper born in Argentina has had 435 shots sent his way in 98 career starting assignments. Musso (36-23-39 mark in his career) has accounted for 26 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 26.5% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Crotone walked away with a victory by a final of 4-1 against Spezia. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 269 out of their 350 passing attempts for a rate of 76.9%. Crotone finished the match with a 57.9% successful dribble rate by connecting on 11 of the 19 dribbles they attempted. Crotone landed 7 shots attempted out of 9 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 77.8% rate when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 10 goals and 6 assists in all their contests, Crotone is averaging 0.91 goals and 0.55 assists per 90.
Salvatore Molina should provide a spark for Crotone. The midfielder representing Italy has totaled 14,297 minutes and has earned 11 goals. He has totaled 37 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 23 times. He scores 0.07 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 164 contests in his career. Make sure to watch out for Simy, the forward hailing from Nigeria. Simy has earned himself 15 yellow card warnings in 10,341 minutes played (108 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.49. He has collected 56 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 10 times.
Alex Cordaz will be looking after the net for Crotone. In his pro soccer career, Cordaz has given up 382 goals and has accumulated 838 saves in 313 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.23 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 104-84-124. He has earned a save percentage of .698 and his clean sheet rate is 23.3%. Cordaz has accumulated 73 shutouts and defended 1,212 shots attempted against him in 28,042 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Udinese (-167)
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