Cagliari vs AC Milan Prediction, 1/18/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cagliari vs AC Milan
Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Location: Sardegna Arena in Cagliari, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Cagliari (+473) AC Milan (-183)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and AC Milan (12-4-1, 1st in Serie A) travel to Sardegna Arena on Monday where they'll meet Cagliari (3-5-9, 16th in Serie A). The men protecting the net will be Alessio Cragno for Cagliari and Gianluigi Donnarumma for AC Milan. AC Milan are at at -183 while Cagliari are at +473. The O/U opens at 3.
Cagliari faced off with Fiorentina in their most recent match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended up with a 80.5% passes received percentage by connecting on 355 out of their 441 pass targets in their last match. Cagliari tried 14 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 9 of those dribbles for a rate of 64.3%. Regarding shot accuracy, Cagliari wrapped this game up at a 12.5% rate by landing 1 shot on target of 8 total shots. Cagliari has an average of 1.35 goals per 90 (23 total goals) and have 13 assists in all contests for the year.
Giovanni Simeone is a guy who can be a difference maker for Cagliari. Simeone has been in the starting lineup in 167 outings during his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.37 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Argentina has recorded 61 goals scored in 14,719 mins. He has 13 assists while accumulating 14 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Joao Pedro, the forward representing Brazil. He has assisted on a goal 24 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 74 goals. Pedro has 16,152 minutes during 184 starting assignments and has been given a total of 44 yellow card cautions. He is currently averaging 0.41 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Cagliari is Alessio Cragno. Cragno (56-55-85 mark in his career) has accumulated 45 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 22.8% shutout percentage. The keeper from Italy has seen 899 shots sent his way in 197 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.44 (281 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .707. Cragno has seen the field for 17,611 mins and has 633 stops in his career.
For their last game, AC Milan went home victorious with a score of 2-0 against Torino. AC Milan ended the game with a 70.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 14 out of the 20 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by connecting on 351 of the 419 passes they tried for a rate of 83.8%. AC Milan had 3 shots on target out of their 7 shots attempted giving them a 42.9% clip in their last outing. Having tallied 36 goals and 23 assists in all competitions, AC Milan has an average of 2.12 goals and 1.35 assists per 90 minutes.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be someone to watch for AC Milan. The forward from Sweden has 44,723 professional minutes and has scored 378 goals. He has accounted for 94 yellow cards in his career and has helped on a goal 133 times. He sports an average of 0.76 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 506 outings during his soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Franck Kessie, the defender representing Serbia. Kessie has been handed 36 yellow card cautions in 15,411 mins (175 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.19. He has collected 33 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 11 times.
Gianluigi Donnarumma is expected to look after the goal for AC Milan. Donnarumma has racked up 63 shutouts and has seen 738 shots attempted against him in 17,201 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of .741 and his clean sheet rate sits at 32.5%. He has surrendered 1.08 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 96-51-45. During his career, Donnarumma has allowed 206 goals while earning 547 saves in 194 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take AC Milan (-183)
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