AS Roma vs Spezia Prediction, 1/23/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: AS Roma vs Spezia
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Stadio Olimpico in Roma, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: AS Roma (-327) Spezia (+772)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and AS Roma (10-4-4, 4th in Serie A) host Spezia (4-6-8, 13th in Serie A) at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday. The starting goaltenders are Pau Lopez for AS Roma and Rafael for Spezia. AS Roma are at -327 while the Eagles are at +772. The over/under has been set at 3.5.
AS Roma played Lazio in their most recent match and ended up losing by a score of 3-0. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 86.5% received passes rate by converting 533 out of their 616 pass attempts last match. AS Roma tried 21 dribbles in this game and converted 15 of the dribbles for a rate of 71.4%. Regarding shot accuracy, AS Roma finished the game at a 28.6% rate by putting 2 shots on target out of 7 shots. AS Roma averages 2.00 goals per 90 min (36 goals in total) and have earned 26 assists in all competitions this season.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a player who should be able to impact this match for AS Roma. Mkhitaryan has been given a starting assignment in 265 contests thus far in his career and he has earned 0.39 G/90. The forward representing Armenia has racked up 103 goals in 23,763 mins played. He has 73 assists while earning 39 yellow cards in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Edin Dzeko, the forward hailing from Bosnia. He has helped a teammate on a goal 60 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 201 goals. Dzeko has been on the pitch for 30,691 mins during 330 career starting assignments and has been handed 53 yellow card cautions. He sports an average of 0.59 G/90 so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for AS Roma will be Pau Lopez. Lopez has seen the field for 12,310 mins and has tallied 397 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.45 (198 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of .685. The goalie from Spain has had 581 shots tried against him in 135 starts. Lopez (56-30-52 mark during his career) has accounted for 32 shutouts, which leaves him with a 23.7% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Spezia earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 0-0 against Torino. Spezia finished with a 72.7% successful dribble rate by converting 8 of the 11 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 248 of the 312 passing attempts for a percentage of 79.5%. Spezia converted 3 shots on target out of their 6 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 50.0% clip in their last match. With 23 goals and 16 assists for all their matches, Spezia has an average of 1.28 goals and 0.89 assists per 90 min.
Emanuel Gyasi will need to provide a lift for Spezia. He has an average of 0.19 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 65 outings during his soccer career. The forward born in Ghana has played 5,668 mins and he has scored 12 goals. He has 19 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 11 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Diego Farias, the defender who represents Italy. He has accounted for 54 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 34 different times. Farias has been given 46 yellow cards in 16,266 minutes played (179 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.30.
Rafael will reside in front of the net for Spezia. So far in his pro soccer career, Rafael has allowed 242 goals and has tallied 571 saves in 183 starts. He has given up 1.32 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 82-42-60. He holds a save % of .708 and his clean sheet rate sits at 28.4%. Rafael has racked up 52 shutouts and defended 811 shots tried against him in 16,523 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take AS Roma (-327)
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