Atalanta vs Parma Prediction, 1/6/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atalanta vs Parma
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Atalanta (-250) Parma (+500)
Juraj Kucka and Parma (2-6-7, 16th in Serie A) are headed to Gewiss Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on Atalanta (7-4-3, 7th in Serie A). The starting goalkeepers will be Marco Sportiello for Atalanta and Luigi Sepe for Parma. The Goddess are at -250 while the Crusaders are at +500. The O/U opens at 3.5.
Atalanta faced Sassuolo in their most recent match and earned the victory with a final of 5-1. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 78.6% received passes rate by converting 360 out of their 458 pass attempts in their last match. Atalanta attempted 14 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 10 of those tries for a rate of 71.4%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Atalanta finished the game at a 30.4% clip by putting 7 shots on target of 23 total shots. Atalanta sports an average of 2.36 goals per 90 min (33 total goals) and have racked up 23 assists in all games this year.
Duvan Zapata is a player who should be able to impact this game for Atalanta. Zapata has been in the starting lineup in 156 games during his career while he scores 0.56 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Colombia has earned 86 goals scored in 13,782 minutes. He has totaled 28 assists while accumulating 20 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Luis Muriel, the forward representing Colombia. Muriel has accumulated 15,176 minutes in 163 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 28 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 30 times in his career while he has scored 83 total goals. He scores 0.49 goals per 90 during his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Atalanta is Marco Sportiello. Sportiello has been on the field for 15,272 minutes and has 499 stops during his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.42 (241 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .684. The goalkeeper from Italy has had 735 shots attempted at him in 170 starts. Sportiello (52-43-74 mark in his career) has tallied 46 shutouts, which gives him a 27.1% shutout rate.
For their last match, Parma took a defeat with a final score of 3-0 against Torino. Parma finished the match with a 59.1% successful dribble rate by connecting on 13 out of the 22 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 459 out of their 546 passing tries for a rate of 84.1%. Parma connected on 4 shots attempted out of 17 shots attempted which had them at a 23.5% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 13 goals and 10 assists in all competitions, Parma has an average of 0.87 goals and 0.67 assists per 90.
Juraj Kucka should provide a spark for Parma. He scores 0.15 G/90 and has been a starter in 249 matches so far in his career. The midfielder from Slovakia has totaled 22,188 minutes while scoring 36 goals. He has 75 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 23 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Hernani, the midfielder who is from Brazil. Hernani has been handed a total of 39 yellow card cautions in 10,420 professional minutes played (115 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.15. He has tallied 17 goals in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 8 times.
Luigi Sepe is expected to look after the net for Parma. Sepe has tallied 43 shutouts while defending 733 shots attempted against him in 14,189 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of .724 and his clean sheet rate is currently 27.4%. He has given up 1.37 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 58-46-54. In his pro soccer career, Sepe has surrendered 216 goals and has earned 533 saves in 157 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Parma (+500)
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