AC Milan vs Cagliari Prediction, 8/29/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: AC Milan vs Cagliari
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Location: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: AC Milan (-295) Cagliari (+749)
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza is the venue where Olivier Giroud and AC Milan (1-0-0, 8th in Serie A) will take on Cagliari (0-1-0, 11th in Serie A) on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Mike Maignan for AC Milan and Alessio Cragno for Cagliari. Cagliari are at at +749 while AC Milan are priced at -295. The O/U has been set at 3.
AC Milan faced Sampdoria in their last matchup and took home the win by a score of 1-0. AC Milan tried 17 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 6 of those dribbles for a percentage of 35.3%. In regard to passing, they finished with a 84.7% passes received percentage by completing 349 out of their 412 passing targets last match.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, AC Milan wrapped this game up at a 27.3% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 11 total shots.
Olivier Giroud is a player who should be able to impact this game for AC Milan. Giroud has had a starting assignment in 259 games in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.54 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from France has racked up 144 goals in 24,000 professional minutes. He has totaled 47 assists while earning 35 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Ante Rebic, the forward hailing from Croatia. Rebic has been on the field for 13,295 mins in 150 starts and has been given 57 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 20 times so far in his career and he has scored 57 goals. He is currently averaging 0.39 goals per 90 during his career.
The man defending the goal for AC Milan will be Mike Maignan. Maignan (76-31-41 record during his soccer career) has recorded 58 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 39.2% shutout percentage. The keeper born in France has faced 507 shots tried against him in 148 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.99 (147 goals allowed) and he has a save % of 73.8. Maignan has been on the pitch for a total of 13,338 minutes and is sitting with 380 saves thus far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Cagliari earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 2-2 against Spezia. Cagliari earned a 64.3% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 9 of the 14 dribbles they tried. They finished the contest by connecting on 409 out of their 499 passing attempts earning a rate of 82.0%. Cagliari had 6 shots on target out of their 19 shots attempted which gave them a 31.6% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch.
Joao Pedro should be able to be counted on for Cagliari. He scores 0.41 goals per 90 and has started 205 games so far in his career. The forward from Brazil has 17,990 professional minutes while scoring 82 goals. He has tallied 47 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times. Make sure to watch out for Giovanni Simeone, the forward born in Argentina. He has accumulated 62 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 14 different times. Simeone has earned himself 15 yellow cards in 15,497 minutes played (175 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his soccer career is 0.36.
Alessio Cragno will reside in front of the goal for Cagliari. Cragno has 49 shutouts while defending 976 shots attempted against him in 19,231 career minutes. He has a save percentage of 71.1 and his clean sheet rate is 22.8%. He has surrendered 1.41 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 59-61-94. So far in his pro soccer career, Cragno has conceded 302 goals and has 688 saves in 215 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cagliari (+749)
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