Cagliari vs Benevento Prediction, 1/6/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cagliari vs Benevento
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Sardegna Arena in Cagliari, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Cagliari (+137) Benevento (+187)
Sardegna Arena is the site where Joao Pedro and Cagliari (3-5-7, 15th in Serie A) will play Benevento (5-3-7, 10th in Serie A) on Wednesday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Alessio Cragno for Cagliari and Lorenzo Montipo for Benevento. The moneyline on this contest has Cagliari priced at +137 and the Sorcerers are at +187. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Cagliari took the field against Napoli in their last matchup and went home with a loss by a final score of 4-1. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 85.4% received passes rate by converting 328 out of their 384 passing attempts last match. Cagliari attempted 12 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 8 of the attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Cagliari finished at a 11.1% clip by hitting 1 shot on target out of 9 shots. Cagliari is averaging 1.47 goals per 90 min (22 goals in total) and have accounted for 12 assists in all games this season.
Joao Pedro is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Cagliari. Pedro has started 182 matchups during his career and tallies 0.41 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Brazil has totaled 73 goals in 15,972 professional minutes played. He has 24 assists while earning 44 yellow cards in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Giovanni Simeone, the forward who represents Argentina. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times in his career while scoring 61 total goals. Simeone has been on the field for 14,617 minutes in 166 starts and has been handed a total of 14 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.38 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Cagliari is Alessio Cragno. Cragno has been on the field for 17,431 mins and has accumulated 628 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.44 (278 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of .708. The keeper born in Italy has had 891 shots attempted against him in 195 career starts. Cragno (56-55-83 record in his career) has accumulated 45 shutouts, which leaves him with a 23.1% shutout percentage.
When they last played, Benevento took a loss by a final score of 2-0 against AC Milan. They finished the match by connecting on 477 out of their 536 passing tries earning a percentage of 89.0%. Benevento ended the game with a 61.1% successful dribble rate by connecting on 11 of the 18 dribbles they pursued. Benevento converted 5 shots attempted out of 24 shots attempted which had them at a 20.8% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 17 goals and 11 assists for all their matches, Benevento sports an average of 1.13 goals and 0.73 assists per 90 min.
Gianluca Lapadula should provide a lift for Benevento. He currently averages 0.51 G/90 and has started 103 games during his career. The forward representing Italy has played 9,876 mins while earning 56 goals. He has earned 23 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 17 times. You should also watch out for Roberto Insigne, the forward who represents Italy. He has 29 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 32 times. Insigne has been given 19 yellow card warnings in 10,042 minutes played (113 starts). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.26.
Lorenzo Montipo will look after the net for Benevento. Montipò has 39 clean sheets while seeing 358 shots attempted against him in 10,980 career mins. He is the owner of a save percentage of .726 and his clean sheet rate is currently 32.0%. He has allowed 0.87 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 52-34-36. So far in his career, Montipò has surrendered 106 goals while earning 258 stops in 122 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cagliari (+137)
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