Atalanta vs AC Milan Prediction, 10/3/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atalanta vs AC Milan
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Atalanta (+116) AC Milan (+222)
Duvan Zapata and Atalanta (3-2-1, 7th in Serie A) play AC Milan (5-1-0, 2nd in Serie A) at Gewiss Stadium on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers will be Juan Musso for Atalanta and Mike Maignan for AC Milan. The odds on this game have Atalanta coming in at +116 and AC Milan are priced at +222. The total is set at 3.
Atalanta stepped onto the pitch against Inter Milan in their most recent game and earned a one point draw by a score of 2-2. Atalanta tried 6 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 2 of the dribbles for a percentage of 33.3%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 85.6% received passes rate by connecting on 351 of the 410 pass attempts in their last outing.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Atalanta ended this match at a 23.8% clip by putting 5 shots on target of 21 total shots. Atalanta sports an average of 1.33 g/90 (8 goals in total) and have accounted for 4 assists in all competitions for the season.
Duvan Zapata is a player who can be a difference maker for Atalanta. Zapata has been a starter in 178 matches during his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.57 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Colombia has recorded 98 goals in 15,581 professional minutes. He has accounted for 34 assists while accumulating 21 yellow card warnings so far in his career.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Josip Ilicic, the forward representing Slovenia. Ilicic has been on the field for 21,134 minutes in 245 starting assignments and has been handed 36 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 54 times in his career while he has scored 93 total goals. He sports an average of 0.40 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Atalanta is Juan Musso. Musso has seen the field for a total of 11,697 minutes and has 423 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.36 (177 goals surrendered) and his save percentage is 74.6. The goalie hailing from Argentina has faced 570 shots attempted against him in 130 starting assignments. Musso (45-34-51 record during his soccer career) has totaled 34 clean sheets, which gives him a 26.2% clean sheet percentage.
For their last game, AC Milan got the victory with a final of 2-1 against Spezia. AC Milan had a 44.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 11 out of the 25 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by connecting on 461 out of their 551 passes they attempted for a rate of 83.7%. AC Milan had 5 shots on target out of 18 shots attempted which gave them a 27.8% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 12 goals and 9 assists for all their matches, AC Milan sports an average of 2.00 goals and 1.50 assists per 90 min.
Rafael Leao will be someone to watch for AC Milan. The midfielder hailing from Croatia has played 5,137 mins while scoring 23 goals. He has 8 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 11 times. He scores 0.40 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 55 matches so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Olivier Giroud, the forward hailing from France. Giroud has earned himself a total of 35 yellow card warnings in 24,134 mins played (261 starts). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.54. He has scored 146 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 47 different times.
Mike Maignan will be looking after the net for AC Milan. So far in his career, Maignan has allowed 150 goals while earning 393 stops in 153 starting assignments. He has allowed 0.98 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 80-32-41. He holds a save % of 74.0 and his shutout rate sits at 39.2%. Maignan has recorded 60 clean sheets while he has seen 523 shots tried against him in 13,788 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take AC Milan (+222)
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