AS Roma vs Sassuolo Prediction, 9/12/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: AS Roma vs Sassuolo
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: Stadio Olimpico in Roma, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: AS Roma (+130) Sassuolo (+187)
Stadio Olimpico is the site where Henrikh Mkhitaryan and AS Roma (2-0-0, 3rd in Serie A) will play Sassuolo (1-1-0, 8th in Serie A) on Sunday. The goalies who are expected to start are Rui Patricio for AS Roma and Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo. The moneyline on this contest has AS Roma priced at +130 and Sassuolo are at +187. The total opens at 3.25.
AS Roma played Salernitana in their last matchup and walked away with a win by a score of 4-0. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 90.2% received passes percentage by converting 665 of the 737 targeted passes in their last match. AS Roma attempted 12 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 4 of the attempts for a percentage of 33.3%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, AS Roma finished the game at a 32.1% clip by landing 9 SoT of 28 total shots. AS Roma averages 3.50 goals per 90 min (7 total goals) and are sitting with 7 assists in all matches this season.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a player who can be a difference maker for AS Roma. He has totaled 76 assists while accumulating 41 yellow card warnings during his career. Mkhitaryan has been in the starting lineup in 279 matchups thus far in his career while scoring 0.39 goals per 90. The forward from Armenia has accumulated 109 goals in 25,088 mins.
Another player who should impact this match is Tammy Abraham, the forward representing England. Abraham has been on the field for 11,738 mins in 131 starts and has earned himself 8 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 13 times thus far in his career while scoring 75 goals. He sports an average of 0.58 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for AS Roma will be Rui Patricio. Patricio has seen the field for a total of 39,624 mins and is sitting with 1,140 saves during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.95 (417 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of 74.4. The goalkeeper born in Portugal has had 1,545 shots attempted at him in 441 career starts. Patricio (236-107-97 record in his career) has earned 167 clean sheets, which gives him a 37.9% shutout rate.
When they last played, Sassuolo went home with a draw by a final score of 0-0 against Sampdoria. They finished this game by connecting on 529 out of their 589 passing attempts for a rate of 89.8%. Sassuolo ended the game with a 40.9% successful dribble rate by completing 9 out of the 22 dribbles they pursued. Sassuolo converted 5 shots on target out of their 19 shots attempted which had them at a 26.3% rate in their last outing. Having tallied 3 goals and 3 assists in all competitions, Sassuolo sports an average of 1.50 goals and 1.50 assists per 90.
Domenico Berardi will need to provide a spark for Sassuolo. He is averaging 0.41 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 248 games so far in his pro soccer career. The forward representing Italy has totaled 21,200 mins and has scored 97 goals. He has 67 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 60 times. You should also keep an eye on Jeremie Boga, the forward born in Cote d'Ivoire. His G/90 average in his career is 0.21. He has 24 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 10 times.
Andrea Consigli is expected to look after the goal for Sassuolo. In his pro soccer career, Consigli has given up 636 goals and has accounted for 1,469 stops in 480 starts. He has allowed 1.34 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 176-125-173. He is the owner of a save % of 70.6 and his shutout rate is 27.5%. Consigli has tallied 132 shutouts and defended 2,083 shots against him in 42,846 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sassuolo (+187)
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