Atalanta vs Benevento Prediction, 5/12/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atalanta vs Benevento
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Location: Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Atalanta (-712) Benevento (+1607)
Gewiss Stadium is the venue where Luis Muriel and Atalanta (21-9-5, 2nd in Serie A) will play Benevento (7-10-18, 18th in Serie A) on Wednesday. The starting goaltenders are Pierluigi Gollini for Atalanta and Lorenzo Montipo for Benevento. The Goddess are at -712 while the Sorcerers are at +1607. The total has been set at 3.5.
Atalanta played Parma in their last matchup and went home with a win by a final score of 5-2. Atalanta attempted 15 dribbles in this outing and converted 8 of those attempts for a percentage of 53.3%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 88.1% passes received rate by connecting on 532 of the 604 pass targets in their last game. In relation to shooting accuracy, Atalanta ended this match at a 66.7% clip by landing 12 SoT out of 18 total shots. Atalanta sports an average of 2.37 goals per 90 (83 goals in total) and have accounted for 59 assists in all games for this campaign.
Luis Muriel is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Atalanta. He has 35 assists while tallying 28 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Muriel has had a starting assignment in 174 matches in his career and scores 0.54 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Colombia has accumulated 96 goals scored in 16,106 minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Duvan Zapata, the forward representing Colombia. Zapata has been on the pitch for 15,043 minutes during 171 starting assignments and has earned himself 20 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 31 times in his career while scoring 95 goals. He is averaging 0.57 G/90 so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Atalanta is Pierluigi Gollini. Gollini has seen the pitch for a total of 11,897 minutes and has 329 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.19 (157 total goals surrendered) and his save percentage is 69.3. The goalie hailing from Italy has seen 476 shots sent his way in 134 career starts. Gollini (59-45-31 mark during his career) has totaled 33 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 24.6% shutout percentage.
For their last match, Benevento walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-1 against Cagliari. They finished the contest by completing 278 of the 346 pass attempts for a percentage of 80.3%. Benevento finished with a 42.9% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 3 out of the 7 dribbles they pursued. Benevento had 7 shots on target out of 7 shots tried which had them sitting at a 100.0% clip in their last match. Having accumulated 38 goals and 24 assists in all competitions, Benevento sports an average of 1.09 goals and 0.69 assists per 90.
Nicolas Viola will be someone to watch for Benevento. He currently averages 0.18 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 251 contests during his pro soccer career. The midfielder from Italy has been on the field for 22,241 professional minutes while earning 44 goals. He has collected 42 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 41 times. Make sure to watch out for Gianluca Lapadula, the forward born in Italy. Lapadula has been given a total of 24 yellow cards in 11,229 professional minutes played (119 starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his career is 0.48. He has earned 60 goals during his career while helping on a goal 17 times.
Lorenzo Montipo will be residing in front of the goal for Benevento. During his professional soccer career, Montipò has conceded 152 goals and has earned 324 stops in 142 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.07 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 54-41-47. He is the owner of a save percentage of 69.2 and his shutout rate is 28.9%. Montipò has racked up 41 clean sheets and has defended 465 shots attempted against him in 12,780 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atalanta (-712)
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