Benevento vs Cagliari Prediction, 5/9/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Benevento vs Cagliari
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Stadio Ciro Vigorito in Benevento, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Benevento (+170) Cagliari (+150)
Joao Pedro and Cagliari (8-8-18, 17th in Serie A) are headed to Stadio Ciro Vigorito on Sunday where they'll meet Benevento (7-10-17, 18th in Serie A). The starting goalkeepers will be Lorenzo Montipo for Benevento and Alessio Cragno for Cagliari. The Sorcerers are at +170 while Cagliari are at +150. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Benevento stepped onto the pitch against AC Milan in their last match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 85.5% rate by connecting on 384 out of their 449 targeted passes in their last game. Benevento attempted 8 dribbles in this matchup and converted 7 of the dribbles for a percentage of 87.5%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Benevento ended this match at a 7.7% clip by landing 1 shot on target of 13 total shots. Benevento is averaging 1.09 g/90 (37 total goals) and are sitting with 23 assists in all matches this year.
Gianluca Lapadula is a player who can be a difference maker for Benevento. He has totaled 17 assists while accumulating 24 yellow cards during his career. Lapadula has had a starting assignment in 118 matchups during his soccer career while scoring 0.48 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Italy has totaled 59 goals in 11,139 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Nicolas Viola, the midfielder representing Italy. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 41 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 44 total goals. Viola has been on the field for 22,216 mins in 251 career starts and has been handed 42 yellow card cautions. He sports an average of 0.18 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Benevento is Lorenzo Montipo. Montipò has seen the field for 12,690 mins and has tallied 324 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.06 (149 goals allowed) and his save percentage is 69.7. The goalie born in Italy has faced 462 shots attempted against him in 141 career starts. Montipò (54-41-46 mark during his career) has recorded 41 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 29.1% shutout rate.
The last time they took the field, Cagliari went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Napoli. Cagliari earned a 61.9% successful dribble percentage by completing 13 of the 21 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by completing 371 of the 458 passes they attempted for a rate of 81.0%. Cagliari landed 4 shots on target out of the team's 14 shots attempted earning them a 28.6% rate in their last outing. Having accumulated 40 goals and 27 assists in all matches, Cagliari sports an average of 1.18 goals and 0.79 assists per 90 minutes.
Joao Pedro will be someone to watch for Cagliari. The forward representing Brazil has earned 17,540 mins and he has scored 79 goals. He has tallied 47 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 25 times. He is averaging 0.41 goals per 90 and has started 200 games so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Giovanni Simeone, the forward hailing from Argentina. He has earned 62 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 14 times. Simeone has been given a total of 15 yellow cards in 15,468 professional minutes played (175 career starts). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.36.
Alessio Cragno is expected to look after the net for Cagliari. Cragno has racked up 47 shutouts while defending 957 shots tried against him in 18,781 career mins. He holds a save % of 71.0 and his shutout rate is currently 22.4%. He has conceded 1.43 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 58-58-93. So far in his career, Cragno has allowed 298 goals while totaling 673 stops in 210 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cagliari (+150)
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