Cagliari vs Atalanta Prediction, 2/14/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cagliari vs Atalanta
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: Sardegna Arena in Cagliari, Italy
TV: ESPN 2
Odds/Point Spread: Cagliari (+700) Atalanta (-333)
Sardegna Arena is the venue where Giovanni Simeone and Cagliari (3-6-12, 18th in Serie A) will take on Atalanta (10-7-4, 7th in Serie A) on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Alessio Cragno for Cagliari and Pierluigi Gollini for Atalanta. The moneyline on this matchup has Cagliari coming in at +700 and the Goddess are at -333. The over/under opens at 3.25.
Cagliari faced Lazio in their most recent match and took a loss by a score of 1-0. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 75.8% received passes percentage by converting 248 out of their 327 pass targets in their last game. Cagliari tried 9 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 6 of the tries for a rate of 66.7%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Cagliari ended this match at a 28.6% clip by landing 2 shots on target out of 7 shots. Cagliari averages 1.14 goals per 90 minutes (24 goals in total) and are sitting with 14 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Giovanni Simeone is a player who should be able to impact this match for Cagliari. Simeone has been in the starting lineup in 170 contests in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.37 G/90. The forward representing Argentina has recorded 61 goals in 14,945 minutes played. He has 13 assists while earning 14 yellow cards so far in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Joao Pedro, the forward born in Brazil. Pedro has totaled 16,512 mins during 188 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 45 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 24 times thus far in his career while scoring 75 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.41 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Cagliari is Alessio Cragno. Cragno has been on the field for a total of 17,971 mins and has accumulated 647 saves during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.43 (286 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .709. The goalkeeper hailing from Italy has faced 918 shots attempted at him in 201 starting assignments. Cragno (56-56-88 mark in his career) has accumulated 45 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 22.4% shutout rate.
In their last game, Atalanta went home with a draw by a final score of 3-3 against Torino. They finished the match by connecting on 433 out of their 520 passing attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. Atalanta had a 53.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 out of the 15 dribbles they attempted. Atalanta landed 4 shots on goal out of the team's 11 shots attempted giving them a 36.4% rate in their last game. Having a total of 47 goals and 31 assists in all competitions, Atalanta is averaging 2.24 goals and 1.48 assists per 90 minutes.
Luis Muriel should provide a lift for Atalanta. The forward born in Colombia has been on the field for 15,433 professional minutes and has earned 87 goals. He has tallied 28 yellow card cautions in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 30 times. He is averaging 0.51 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 166 games so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Duvan Zapata, the forward who is from Colombia. He has accounted for 89 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 28 times. Zapata has been handed 20 yellow card cautions in 14,164 minutes played (160 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.57.
Pierluigi Gollini will be residing in front of the net for Atalanta. In his career, Gollini has conceded 150 goals while totaling 320 saves in 126 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.20 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 53-43-31. He has a save % of .698 and his shutout rate is 23.8%. Gollini has totaled 30 shutouts while defending 461 shots tried against him in 11,246 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atalanta (-333)
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