Cagliari vs Hellas Verona Prediction, 4/3/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cagliari vs Hellas Verona
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: Sardegna Arena in Cagliari, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Cagliari (+169) Hellas Verona (+164)
Miguel Veloso and Hellas Verona (10-8-10, 9th in Serie A) go to Sardegna Arena on Saturday where they'll meet Cagliari (5-7-16, 18th in Serie A). The goaltenders who are expected to start are Alessio Cragno for Cagliari and Marco Silvestri for Hellas Verona. Cagliari are at +169 while Hellas Verona are priced at +164. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Cagliari stepped onto the pitch against Spezia in their most recent match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1. Cagliari attempted 12 dribbles in this outing and completed 2 of the attempts for a rate of 16.7%. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 78.0% passes received percentage by completing 319 of the 409 pass targets in their last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Cagliari finished the game at a 50.0% clip by putting 7 shots on target of 14 total shots. Cagliari is averaging 1.11 goals per 90 minutes (31 goals in total) and are sitting with 19 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Joao Pedro is a player who should be able to impact this game for Cagliari. He has totaled 24 assists while tallying 46 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Pedro has had a starting assignment in 195 matches during his soccer career and he scores 0.41 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Brazil has accumulated 77 goals scored in 17,103 minutes played. One more guy who should impact this match is Giovanni Simeone, the forward representing Argentina. Simeone has been on the pitch for 15,294 minutes in 174 starting assignments and has been handed 15 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 13 times so far in his career while scoring 62 goals. He currently averages 0.36 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Cagliari will be Alessio Cragno. Cragno (58-57-92 record during his career) has tallied 47 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 22.6% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Italy has seen 947 shots tried against him in 208 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.43 (295 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 71.0. Cragno has played for 18,601 mins and has 667 saves in his career.
When they last took the field, Hellas Verona took a loss by a score of 2-0 against Atalanta. Hellas Verona ended the game with a 33.3% successful dribble rate by connecting on 4 out of the 12 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by completing 320 of the 437 passing attempts for a rate of 73.2%. Hellas Verona converted 1 shot on target out of their 3 shots attempted giving them a 33.3% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 29 goals and 22 assists in all their matches, Hellas Verona has an average of 1.04 goals and 0.79 assists per 90 minutes.
Miguel Veloso should be someone to watch for Hellas Verona. The midfielder born in Portugal has been on the field for 26,046 minutes and has earned 18 goals. He has collected 76 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 37 times. He is averaging 0.06 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 298 games thus far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Antonin Barak, the forward hailing from Spain. Barak has been given a total of 17 yellow cards in 9,584 professional minutes (106 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.24. He has scored 26 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 12 times.
Marco Silvestri will be looking after the net for Hellas Verona. So far in his career, Silvestri has conceded 229 goals while tallying 540 saves in 213 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.07 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 66-72-75. He holds a save percentage of 71.4 and his clean sheet rate is 23.0%. Silvestri has earned 49 clean sheets while seeing 762 shots against him in 19,226 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Hellas Verona (+164) and over 2.5 goals
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