AS Roma vs Atalanta Prediction, 4/22/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: AS Roma vs Atalanta
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Location: Stadio Olimpico in Roma, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: AS Roma (+221) Atalanta (+111)
Luis Muriel and Atalanta (19-7-5, 3rd in Serie A) head to Stadio Olimpico on Thursday where they'll meet AS Roma (16-6-9, 7th in Serie A). The men protecting the net will be Antonio Mirante for AS Roma and Pierluigi Gollini for Atalanta. The Goddess are at at +111 while AS Roma are at +221. The total is set at 3.
AS Roma took the field against Torino in their last matchup and took a loss by a final of 3-1. AS Roma attempted 23 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 10 of those tries for a percentage of 43.5%. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 86.8% passes received percentage by completing 375 of the 432 pass attempts in their last outing. Concerning shot accuracy, AS Roma finished the game at a 44.4% clip by landing 4 shots on target out of 9 total shots. AS Roma sports an average of 1.74 g/90 (54 total goals) and have tallied 41 assists in all contests this season.
Edin Dzeko is a player who should impact this matchup for AS Roma. He has accounted for 61 assists while earning 54 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Dzeko has been in the starting lineup in 332 outings thus far in his career and tallies 0.58 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Bosnia has 201 goals scored in 30,954 mins. One more guy who should impact this match is Lorenzo Pellegrini, the midfielder born in Italy. Pellegrini has 11,029 mins in 131 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 38 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 26 times during his soccer career while scoring 21 goals. He is currently averaging 0.17 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for AS Roma is Antonio Mirante. Mirante has been on the pitch for 36,894 minutes and has tallied 1,316 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.35 (555 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of 70.6. The goalie hailing from Italy has had 1,869 shots tried against him in 413 career starts. Mirante (128-112-169 mark during his career) has tallied 124 shutouts, which leaves him with a 30.0% shutout rate.
In their last game, Atalanta earned three points by winning 1-0 against Juventus. They finished this game by completing 422 out of their 472 passes they attempted for a rate of 89.4%. Atalanta ended the game with a 40.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 6 of the 15 dribbles they attempted. Atalanta connected on 2 shots on target out of their 13 shots tried earning them a 15.4% rate in their last game. Having a total of 71 goals and 51 assists in all their matches, Atalanta has an average of 2.29 goals and 1.65 assists per 90.
Luis Muriel will need to provide a lift for Atalanta. He scores 0.53 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 173 games thus far in his career. The forward hailing from Colombia has been on the pitch for 15,938 mins while he has scored 93 goals. He has 28 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 33 times. You should also watch out for Duvan Zapata, the forward born in Colombia. He has scored 94 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 31 different times. Zapata has been given 20 yellow card warnings in 14,790 professional minutes played (167 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.57.
Pierluigi Gollini will look after the goal for Atalanta. So far in his career, Gollini has surrendered 156 goals and has 324 stops in 131 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.20 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 58-43-31. He sports a save % of 69.1 and his shutout rate is currently at 24.4%. Gollini has totaled 32 shutouts and defended 470 shots attempted against him in 11,696 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atalanta (+111)
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