Atalanta vs Fiorentina Prediction, 9/11/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atalanta vs Fiorentina
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Atalanta (-417) Fiorentina (+760)
Josip Ilicic and Atalanta (1-1-0, 9th in Serie A) host Fiorentina (1-0-1, 10th in Serie A) at Gewiss Stadium on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Juan Musso for Atalanta and Bartlomiej Dragowski for Fiorentina. Fiorentina are at at +760 while the Goddess are at -417. The over/under has been set at 3.5.
Atalanta faced Bologna in their last matchup and earned a one point draw by a score of 0-0. Atalanta attempted 18 dribbles in this game and completed 10 of the dribbles for a rate of 55.6%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 83.4% rate by connecting on 483 out of their 579 pass attempts in their last outing.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Atalanta wrapped this game up at a 13.6% clip by hitting 3 SoT of 22 total shots. Atalanta averages 1.00 goal per 90 (2 goals in total) and have accounted for 2 assists in all contests for the year.
Josip Ilicic is a player who should be able to impact this game for Atalanta. Ilicic has started 245 contests so far in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.40 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Slovenia has racked up 93 goals in 21,023 mins played. He has totaled 54 assists while accumulating 36 yellow card cautions so far in his career.
One more player who should impact this match is Luis Muriel, the forward who is from Colombia. He has assisted on a goal 35 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 98 total goals. Muriel has earned 16,347 mins during 177 starting assignments and has been given 28 yellow card warnings. He sports an average of 0.54 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Atalanta will be Juan Musso. Musso (43-33-51 mark in his career) has accumulated 33 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 26.0% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from Argentina has faced 562 shots attempted against him in 127 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.37 (174 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of 74.7. Musso has seen the field for a total of 11,427 mins and has earned 418 stops so far in his career.
In their last game, Fiorentina went home victorious with a score of 2-1 against Torino. They wrapped up this outing by converting 363 of the 449 pass attempts for a percentage of 80.8%. Fiorentina finished the match with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by converting 3 out of the 6 dribbles they pursued. Fiorentina converted 7 shots on target out of 9 shots tried earning them a 77.8% clip in their last match. Having earned a total of 3 goals and 3 assists in all competitions, Fiorentina is averaging 1.50 goals and 1.50 assists per 90.
Gaetano Castrovilli will need to be on top of his game for Fiorentina. He currently averages 0.13 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 101 games during his soccer career. The defender representing Poland has been on the pitch for 8,934 mins and has earned 13 goals. He has totaled 27 yellow cards during his career and has helped on a goal 11 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Dusan Vlahovic, the forward who represents Serbia. Vlahovic has earned himself 8 yellow card cautions in 5,187 mins (51 starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.50. He has totaled 29 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 4 different times.
Bartlomiej Dragowski is expected to look after the goal for Fiorentina. Dragowski has racked up 28 shutouts while defending 542 shots against him in 10,896 career minutes. He has earned a save percentage of 67.5 and his clean sheet rate sits at 23.1%. He has allowed 1.59 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 34-34-54. So far in his career, Dragowski has given up 193 goals and has totaled 367 saves in 121 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atalanta (-417)
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