Cagliari vs Fiorentina Prediction, 5/12/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cagliari vs Fiorentina
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Location: Sardegna Arena in Cagliari, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Cagliari (+171) Fiorentina (+195)
Sardegna Arena is the site where Giovanni Simeone and Cagliari (9-8-18, 16th in Serie A) will play Fiorentina (9-11-15, 13th in Serie A) on Wednesday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Alessio Cragno for Cagliari and Bartlomiej Dragowski for Fiorentina. Fiorentina are at at +195 while Cagliari are at +171. The total has been set at 2.5.
Cagliari faced Benevento in their last game and walked away with a win by a score of 3-1. Cagliari attempted 7 dribbles in this outing and completed 6 of those tries for a rate of 85.7%. In the passing game, they finished with a 75.9% received passes percentage by connecting on 180 of the 237 passing targets last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Cagliari walked away from the pitch at a 33.3% rate by hitting 3 shots on target of 9 total shots. Cagliari has an average of 1.23 goals per 90 (43 goals in total) and have earned 30 assists in all contests this year.
Giovanni Simeone is a guy who should impact this matchup for Cagliari. Simeone has been a starter in 175 games during his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.36 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Argentina has totaled 62 goals in 15,468 minutes. He has totaled 14 assists while accumulating 15 yellow card warnings in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Joao Pedro, the forward who is from Brazil. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 80 total goals. Pedro has been on the pitch for 17,630 mins during 201 career starts and has earned himself 47 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.41 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Cagliari will be Alessio Cragno. Cragno has defended the goal for a total of 18,871 minutes and has earned 679 stops during his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.43 (299 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of 71.1. The keeper from Italy has faced 964 shots sent his way in 211 career starts. Cragno (59-58-93 record in his career) has 47 shutouts, which has earned him a 22.3% clean sheet percentage.
For their last outing, Fiorentina took home the win by a final score of 2-0 against Lazio. They wrapped up this contest by completing 181 of the 229 passing attempts for a rate of 79.0%. Fiorentina earned a 66.7% successful dribble rate by completing 8 of the 12 dribbles they pursued. Fiorentina converted 4 shots on target out of the team's 9 shots attempted earning them a 44.4% clip when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 44 goals and 31 assists in all matches, Fiorentina has an average of 1.26 goals and 0.89 assists per 90 minutes.
Dusan Vlahovic should provide a lift for Fiorentina. He currently averages 0.53 G/90 and has been a starter in 46 matches in his pro soccer career. The forward born in Serbia has been on the field for 4,737 minutes while scoring 28 goals. He has accumulated 7 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 4 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Franck Ribery, the forward representing France. Ribery has been given a total of 54 yellow cards in 29,974 professional minutes played (340 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.31. He has scored 103 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 125 times.
Bartlomiej Dragowski will reside in front of the goal for Fiorentina. Dragowski has accumulated 27 clean sheets and has defended 542 shots attempted against him in 10,835 career mins. He is the owner of a save % of 67.5 and his shutout rate sits at 22.7%. He has allowed 1.60 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 34-33-53. Thus far in his career, Dragowski has allowed 193 goals and has accounted for 367 saves in 119 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Fiorentina (+195)
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