AC Milan vs Venezia Prediction, 9/22/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: AC Milan vs Venezia
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Location: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: AC Milan (-373) Venezia (+1147)
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza is the site where Olivier Giroud and AC Milan (3-1-0, 3rd in Serie A) will play Venezia (1-0-3, 14th in Serie A) on Wednesday. The goalies who are expected to start are Mike Maignan for AC Milan and Niki Maenpaa for Venezia. Venezia are at at +1147 while AC Milan are priced at -373. The over/under is set at 3.25.
AC Milan played Juventus in their last match and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 89.8% rate by connecting on 459 out of their 511 pass attempts in their last match. AC Milan tried 19 dribbles in this game and were successful in 10 of the tries for a percentage of 52.6%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, AC Milan walked away from the pitch at a 23.1% clip by putting 3 shots on target of 13 total shots. AC Milan averages 2.00 goals per 90 (8 goals in total) and have earned 5 assists in all games for the year.
Olivier Giroud is a guy who should be able to impact this game for AC Milan. Giroud has been a starter in 260 matchups in his career and has 0.55 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from France has totaled 146 goals scored in 24,089 mins. He has totaled 47 assists while earning 35 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career.
Someone else who should impact this game is Rafael Leao, the midfielder who is from Croatia. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times in his career while scoring 23 total goals. Leao has totaled 5,002 minutes in 54 starting assignments and has been given 8 yellow card warnings. He is currently averaging 0.41 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for AC Milan will be Mike Maignan. Maignan has played for 13,608 minutes and has accumulated 390 saves thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.99 (149 goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of 74.0. The goalkeeper hailing from France has had 519 shots tried against him in 151 career starts. Maignan (78-32-41 mark in his career) has recorded 59 clean sheets, which gives him a 39.1% clean sheet percentage.
In their last outing, Venezia took a loss by a score of 2-1 against Spezia. Venezia ended the game with a 53.3% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 8 out of the 15 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 320 out of their 394 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 81.2%. Venezia landed 3 shots on target out of their 14 shots attempted earning them a 21.4% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having a total of 3 goals and 2 assists for all their matches, Venezia sports an average of 0.75 goals and 0.50 assists per 90 min.
Mattia Aramu should provide solid play for Venezia. He sports an average of 0.27 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 113 games in his career. The forward from Italy has been on the field for 9,645 professional minutes while he has scored 29 goals. He has 23 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 14 times. Make sure to watch out for Francesco Forte, the forward representing Italy. Forte has been handed 18 yellow card cautions in 9,459 mins played (106 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.44. He has scored 46 goals in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 6 times.
Niki Maenpaa will be looking after the net for Venezia. In his career, Maenpaa has allowed 262 goals and has tallied 626 saves in 197 starting assignments. He has given up 1.34 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 72-51-74. He has a save % of 70.8 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 25.9%. Maenpaa has totaled 51 clean sheets and has defended 883 shots against him in 17,618 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take AC Milan (-373)
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