Benevento vs Atalanta Prediction, 1/9/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Benevento vs Atalanta
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: Stadio Ciro Vigorito in Benevento, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Benevento (+187) Atalanta (-250)
Stadio Ciro Vigorito is the site where Gianluca Lapadula and Benevento (5-3-7, 10th in Serie A) will play Atalanta (7-4-3, 7th in Serie A) on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Lorenzo Montipo for Benevento and Marco Sportiello for Atalanta. The Goddess are at at -250 while the Sorcerers are at +187. The total has been set at 2.5.
Benevento stepped onto the pitch against AC Milan in their most recent game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0. Benevento tried 18 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 11 of the tries for a percentage of 61.1%. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 89.0% received passes rate by connecting on 477 out of their 536 pass attempts last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Benevento finished at a 20.8% rate by landing 5 shots on target of 24 total shots. Benevento is averaging 1.13 goals per 90 minutes (17 goals in total) and have accounted for 11 assists in all contests for the season.
Gianluca Lapadula is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Benevento. He has totaled 17 assists while tallying 23 yellow card cautions in his career. Lapadula has been a starter in 103 matchups during his career and he scores 0.51 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Italy has earned 56 goals scored in 9,876 professional minutes played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Roberto Insigne, the forward representing Italy. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 32 times during his soccer career while scoring 29 goals. Insigne has earned 10,042 mins in 113 starting assignments and has been given a total of 19 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.26 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Benevento will be Lorenzo Montipo. Montipò (52-34-36 record in his career) has accumulated 39 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 32.0% shutout percentage. The goalie from Italy has faced 358 shots tried at him in 122 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.87 (106 goals given up) and his save percentage is .726. Montipò has played for 10,980 minutes and has 258 saves so far in his career.
In their last game, Atalanta walked away with a victory by a final of 5-1 against Sassuolo. They finished this game by connecting on 360 of the 458 passes they tried for a rate of 78.6%. Atalanta ended the game with a 71.4% successful dribble percentage by completing 10 out of the 14 dribbles they tried. Atalanta converted 7 shots attempted out of 23 shots attempted which gave them a 30.4% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 33 goals and 23 assists for all their games, Atalanta has an average of 2.36 goals and 1.64 assists per 90 minutes.
Duvan Zapata will need to provide a lift for Atalanta. The forward hailing from Colombia has totaled 13,782 minutes while earning 86 goals. He has totaled 20 yellow card cautions during his career and has helped on a goal 28 times. He is currently averaging 0.56 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 156 outings in his career. You should also keep an eye on Luis Muriel, the forward hailing from Colombia. He has 83 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 30 different times. Muriel has been given a total of 28 yellow card warnings in 15,176 minutes played (163 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.49.
Marco Sportiello will be looking after the net for Atalanta. In his career, Sportiello has given up 241 goals while totaling 499 stops in 170 starts. He has conceded 1.42 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 52-43-74. He has a save percentage of .684 and his clean sheet rate sits at 27.1%. Sportiello has totaled 46 clean sheets while he has seen 735 shots tried against him in 15,272 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Benevento (+187)
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