Atalanta vs Juventus Prediction, 4/18/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atalanta vs Juventus
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Atalanta (+162) Juventus (+160)
Duvan Zapata and Atalanta (18-7-5, 4th in Serie A) play Juventus (18-8-4, 3rd in Serie A) at Gewiss Stadium on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Pierluigi Gollini for Atalanta and Wojciech Szczesny for Juventus. The Zebras are at at +160 while the Goddess are at +162. The total has been set at 2.75.
Atalanta stepped onto the pitch against Fiorentina in their last game and went home with a win by a final score of 3-2. In the passing game, they earned a 94.2% received passes rate by completing 516 of the 548 passing attempts last contest. Atalanta tried 23 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 12 of those attempts for a percentage of 52.2%. Concerning shot accuracy, Atalanta finished at a 53.3% rate by hitting 8 shots on target out of 15 shots. Atalanta sports an average of 2.33 goals per 90 minutes (70 goals in total) and have tallied 50 assists in all matches for the year.
Duvan Zapata is a guy who should impact this matchup for Atalanta. He has totaled 31 assists while accumulating 20 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Zapata has been given a starting assignment in 166 contests so far in his career and has 0.58 G/90. The forward born in Colombia has totaled 94 goals scored in 14,700 mins. Another player who could decide the outcome is Luis Muriel, the forward representing Colombia. He has helped on a goal 33 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 93 total goals. Muriel has been on the pitch for 15,871 mins during 172 starts and has earned himself a total of 28 yellow card cautions. He is currently averaging 0.53 G/90 thus far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Atalanta is Pierluigi Gollini. Gollini (57-43-31 record in his career) has earned 31 shutouts, which gives him a 23.8% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Italy has seen 469 shots attempted against him in 130 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.21 (156 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of 69.1. Gollini has seen the pitch for 11,606 mins and is sitting with 323 saves during his career.
In their last game, Juventus earned three points by winning 3-1 against Genoa. Juventus earned a 80.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 12 out of the 15 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by completing 624 out of their 681 passes they attempted earning a rate of 91.6%. Juventus had 12 shots on target out of their 25 shots attempted which had them at a 48.0% clip in their last outing. Having accumulated 60 goals and 48 assists in all their matches, Juventus sports an average of 2.00 goals and 1.60 assists per 90 min.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be someone to watch for Juventus. He currently averages 0.88 G/90 and has started 540 outings thus far in his career. The forward representing Portugal has 48,591 professional minutes while scoring 475 goals. He has earned 74 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 147 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Alvaro Morata, the defender born in Italy. Morata has earned himself a total of 54 yellow card warnings in 14,579 mins (160 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.57. He has tallied 93 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 39 different times.
Wojciech Szczesny is expected to look after the net for Juventus. So far in his pro soccer career, Szczesny has conceded 342 goals and has totaled 939 saves in 330 starts. He has allowed 1.04 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 197-76-56. He is the owner of a save % of 74.1 and his clean sheet rate is currently 35.8%. Szczesny has tallied 118 clean sheets while seeing 1,272 shots against him in 29,624 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Juventus (+160)
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