AS Roma vs Crotone Prediction, 5/9/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: AS Roma vs Crotone
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Stadio Olimpico in Roma, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: AS Roma (-350) Crotone (+850)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and AS Roma (16-7-11, 7th in Serie A) host Crotone (5-3-26, 20th in Serie A) at Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Antonio Mirante for AS Roma and Alex Cordaz for Crotone. Crotone are at at +850 while AS Roma are at -350. The O/U is set at 3.
AS Roma took the field against Sampdoria in their last match and took a loss by a final of 2-0. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 83.8% passes received rate by connecting on 341 of the 407 passing targets in their last match. AS Roma attempted 12 dribbles in this contest and converted 8 of those tries for a percentage of 66.7%. In regard to shooting accuracy, AS Roma finished the game at a 22.2% clip by putting 2 shots on target out of 9 shots. AS Roma averages 1.68 goals per 90 min (57 goals in total) and have 43 assists in all matches this year.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a guy who should impact this matchup for AS Roma. Mkhitaryan has been a starter in 273 outings so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.38 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Armenia has racked up 104 goals scored in 24,576 mins played. He has 73 assists while earning 40 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Another guy who should impact this match is Edin Dzeko, the forward representing Bosnia. Dzeko has totaled 31,134 minutes in 334 starts and has been given a total of 54 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 61 times so far in his career and he has scored 201 goals. He has an average of 0.58 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for AS Roma is Antonio Mirante. Mirante (128-112-169 record in his career) has earned 124 shutouts, which has earned him a 30.0% clean sheet percentage. The goalie born in Italy has had 1,869 shots sent in his direction in 413 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.35 (555 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save % of 70.6. Mirante has seen the field for a total of 36,894 minutes and has tallied 1,316 saves in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Crotone walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0 against Inter Milan. Crotone ended the game with a 71.4% successful dribble rate by completing 10 of the 14 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by converting 367 of the 408 attempted passes earning a percentage of 90.0%. Crotone converted 1 SoT out of 6 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 16.7% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 41 goals and 24 assists in all their contests, Crotone averages 1.21 goals and 0.71 assists per 90.
Junior Messias will be counted on for Crotone. The forward representing Brazil has accumulated 5,663 professional minutes while scoring 14 goals. He has earned 13 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped on a goal 8 times. He has an average of 0.22 goals per 90 and has started 65 matches so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Simy, the forward born in Nigeria. Simy has been given 15 yellow card cautions in 11,943 professional minutes played (124 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.54. He has scored 72 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 11 times.
Alex Cordaz is expected to look after the goal for Crotone. During his professional soccer career, Cordaz has given up 442 goals and has accumulated 913 stops in 336 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.32 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 108-85-142. He sports a save % of 68.6 and his clean sheet rate is currently 22.0%. Cordaz has 74 shutouts while seeing 1,346 shots against him in 30,112 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Crotone (+850)
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