AC Milan vs Hellas Verona Prediction, 10/16/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: AC Milan vs Hellas Verona
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: AC Milan (-124) Hellas Verona (104)
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza is the site where Zlatan Ibrahimovic and AC Milan (6-1-0, 2nd in Serie A) will play Hellas Verona (2-2-3, 12th in Serie A) on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Mike Maignan for AC Milan and Lorenzo Montipo for Hellas Verona. AC Milan are at -124 while Hellas Verona are priced at 104. The total is set at 2.5.
AC Milan faced Atalanta in their most recent game and went home with a win by a final score of 3-2. AC Milan tried 17 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 7 of those attempts for a percentage of 41.2%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 89.6% received passes rate by converting 311 out of their 347 pass targets in their last outing.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, AC Milan finished at a 53.8% rate by putting 7 shots on target of 13 total shots. AC Milan is averaging 2.14 goals per 90 (15 total goals) and have accounted for 10 assists in all matches for the season.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for AC Milan. Ibrahimovic has been given a starting assignment in 518 matchups in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.76 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Sweden has totaled 384 goals in 45,713 mins played. He has 134 assists while tallying 94 yellow cards during his pro soccer career.
Someone else who should impact this game is Rafael Leao, the midfielder born in Croatia. Leao has been on the field for 5,226 minutes during 56 career starting assignments and has been handed 9 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times so far in his career while scoring 24 total goals. He is averaging 0.41 goals per 90 for his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for AC Milan is Mike Maignan. Maignan has defended the goal for 13,878 mins and has tallied 396 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.99 (152 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of 74.0. The goalkeeper from France has had 527 shots tried at him in 154 career starts. Maignan (81-32-41 mark in his career) has tallied 60 shutouts, which leaves him with a 39.0% shutout percentage.
When they last played, Hellas Verona earned three points by winning 4-0 against Spezia. They finished the match by connecting on 345 out of their 421 passes they attempted for a rate of 81.9%. Hellas Verona finished the match with a 64.3% successful dribble percentage by converting 9 out of the 14 dribbles they pursued. Hellas Verona landed 4 shots on target out of their 6 shots tried giving them a 66.7% rate in their last outing. Having tallied 15 goals and 11 assists in all matches, Hellas Verona is averaging 2.14 goals and 1.57 assists per 90 min.
Gianluca Caprari will need to provide a lift for Hellas Verona. The forward from Italy has 15,563 professional minutes while he has scored 54 goals. He has totaled 33 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times. He is currently averaging 0.31 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 175 games so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Nikola Kalinic, the forward who represents Croatia. Kalinic has been handed a total of 48 yellow card warnings in 21,046 mins played (231 career starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.52. He has earned 121 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 31 times.
Lorenzo Montipo will reside in front of the net for Hellas Verona. In his career, Montipò has allowed 166 goals while earning 344 saves in 150 starts. He has conceded 1.11 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 56-44-50. He sports a save % of 68.6 and his shutout rate sits at 28.0%. Montipò has tallied 42 shutouts while defending 497 shots against him in 13,500 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take AC Milan (-124)
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