AS Roma vs Fiorentina Prediction, 8/22/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: AS Roma vs Fiorentina
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: Stadio Olimpico in Roma, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: AS Roma (-137) Fiorentina (+335)
Jordan Veretout and AS Roma (18-8-12, 7th in Serie A) play Fiorentina (9-13-16, 13th in Serie A) at Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. The men protecting the net will be Rui Patricio for AS Roma and Bartlomiej Dragowski for Fiorentina. The line on this game has AS Roma priced at -137 and Fiorentina are at +335. The total is set at 3.
AS Roma played Spezia in their most recent game and earned a one point draw by a score of 2-2. AS Roma tried 14 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 11 of the attempts for a percentage of 78.6%. In sharing the ball, they finished with a 87.7% received passes rate by converting 537 out of their 612 passing targets in their last match.
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Regarding shot accuracy, AS Roma finished at a 66.7% rate by landing 10 shots on target out of 15 total shots. AS Roma averages 1.76 goals per 90 minutes (67 goals in total) and have earned 51 assists in all matches for the year.
Jordan Veretout is a guy who can be a difference maker for AS Roma. Veretout has had a starting assignment in 295 contests in his career and scores 0.16 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from France has tallied 46 goals scored in 25,785 mins played. He has totaled 37 assists while tallying 59 yellow card warnings in his career.
Someone else who should impact this match is Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the forward hailing from Armenia. He has helped a teammate on a goal 75 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 108 total goals. Mkhitaryan has been on the field for 24,936 minutes in 277 career starts and has been given 40 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.39 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for AS Roma will be Rui Patricio. Patricio (234-107-97 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 166 clean sheets, which gives him a 37.8% shutout rate. The goalie from Portugal has had 1,537 shots tried against him in 439 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.95 (416 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of 74.3. Patricio has played for 39,444 mins and has accumulated 1,133 stops during his pro soccer career.
For their last outing, Fiorentina weren't able to secure a win with a final of 0-0 against Crotone. They wrapped up this outing by converting 407 of the 448 passes they tried for a rate of 90.8%. Fiorentina finished the match with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 8 of the 16 dribbles they pursued. Fiorentina had 1 SoT out of 9 shots tried earning them a 11.1% clip when they last took the field. Having accumulated 44 goals and 31 assists for all their games, Fiorentina averages 1.16 goals and 0.82 assists per 90 minutes.
Dusan Vlahovic will need to provide a spark for Fiorentina. The forward born in Serbia has totaled 5,007 professional minutes while scoring 28 goals. He has accumulated 7 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 4 times. He is averaging 0.50 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 49 outings in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Gaetano Castrovilli, the defender hailing from Poland. He has scored 13 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 10 different times. Castrovilli has been handed a total of 26 yellow cards in 8,827 minutes (100 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.13.
Bartlomiej Dragowski is expected to look after the net for Fiorentina. Thus far in his career, Dragowski has conceded 193 goals while earning 367 saves in 120 starting assignments. He has given up 1.60 goals per 90 and he has a record of 34-34-53. He holds a save percentage of 67.5 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 23.3%. Dragowski has earned 28 shutouts and has seen 542 shots tried against him in 10,880 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take AS Roma (-137)
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