Atalanta vs Crotone Prediction, 3/3/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atalanta vs Crotone
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Atalanta (-514) Crotone (+1586)
Vladimir Golemic and Crotone (3-3-18, 20th in Serie A) travel to Gewiss Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on Atalanta (13-7-4, 4th in Serie A). The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Pierluigi Gollini for Atalanta and Alex Cordaz for Crotone. Crotone are at at +1586 while the Goddess are at -514. The O/U opens at 3.25.
Atalanta faced off with Sampdoria in their last game and walked away with a win by a score of 2-0. When talking about passing the ball, they ended up with a 84.9% rate by connecting on 516 of the 608 pass attempts last game. Atalanta attempted 39 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 24 of the tries for a percentage of 61.5%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Atalanta finished at a 40.0% rate by putting 8 SoT of 20 total shots. Atalanta is averaging 2.25 g/90 (54 goals in total) and have accounted for 37 assists in all contests for the year.
Robin Gosens is a player who should impact this matchup for Atalanta. Gosens has had a starting assignment in 174 contests in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.16 G/90. The defender from Germany has 27 goals scored in 15,357 mins. He has 22 assists while tallying 24 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is Luis Muriel, the forward representing Colombia. Muriel has played 15,596 mins in 168 career starts and has earned himself a total of 28 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 32 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 89 goals. He sports an average of 0.51 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Atalanta will be Pierluigi Gollini. Gollini (54-43-31 mark in his career) has 30 clean sheets, which gives him a 23.6% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper born in Italy has had 463 shots tried at him in 127 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.21 (152 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of 69.5. Gollini has been on the field for 11,336 mins and has earned 321 saves during his pro soccer career.
For their last outing, Crotone walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0 against Cagliari. They finished the match by connecting on 376 of the 403 pass attempts for a rate of 93.3%. Crotone earned a 53.8% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 7 of the 13 dribbles they tried. Crotone had 2 shots on target out of their 13 shots tried which gave them a 15.4% clip in their last outing. Having accumulated 22 goals and 15 assists in all competitions, Crotone sports an average of 0.92 goals and 0.62 assists per 90 min.
Vladimir Golemic will need to be on top of his game for Crotone. He is averaging 0.06 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 174 outings thus far in his career. The defender from Slovakia has been on the field for 15,564 mins while he has scored 10 goals. He has collected 46 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 6 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Simy, the forward representing Nigeria. He has scored 60 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 11 times. Simy has been given 15 yellow card cautions in 11,059 professional minutes (114 starts). His G/90 average during his career is 0.49.
Alex Cordaz will reside in front of the net for Crotone. Thus far in his career, Cordaz has allowed 414 goals while totaling 882 stops in 326 starting assignments. He has given up 1.28 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 106-85-134. He has a save % of 69.3 and his clean sheet rate sits at 22.7%. Cordaz has 74 clean sheets and has defended 1,285 shots attempted against him in 29,212 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atalanta (-514)
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