Cagliari vs Parma Prediction, 4/17/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cagliari vs Parma
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Sardegna Arena in Cagliari, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Cagliari (+150) Parma (+180)
Joao Pedro and Cagliari (5-7-18, 18th in Serie A) play Parma (3-11-16, 19th in Serie A) at Sardegna Arena on Saturday. The starting goalies are Guglielmo Vicario for Cagliari and Luigi Sepe for Parma. Cagliari are at +150 while the Crusaders are at +180. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Cagliari took the field against Hellas Verona in their most recent game and took a loss by a score of 2-0. Cagliari tried 10 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 3 of the attempts for a rate of 30.0%. When discussing the passing game, they ended up with a 79.6% received passes rate by connecting on 300 out of their 377 passing attempts in their last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Cagliari finished at a 20.8% rate by hitting 5 shots on target of 24 total shots. Cagliari has an average of 1.03 goals per 90 (31 goals in total) and have 19 assists in all games this season.
Joao Pedro is a player who should impact this matchup for Cagliari. Pedro has been a starter in 197 matches during his pro soccer career and has 0.40 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Brazil has 77 goals scored in 17,283 professional minutes. He has accounted for 24 assists while accumulating 46 yellow cards during his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Giovanni Simeone, the forward representing Argentina. Simeone has been on the field for 15,331 minutes during 174 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 15 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times during his soccer career and he has scored 62 goals. He has an average of 0.36 G/90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Cagliari will be Guglielmo Vicario. Vicario (22-23-29 record in his career) has totaled 16 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 21.6% clean sheet rate. The goalie from Italy has seen 181 shots attempted at him in 74 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.69 (51 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of 75.7. Vicario has been on the pitch for 6,677 mins and has tallied 138 saves in his pro soccer career.
For their last outing, Parma went home defeated by a final of 3-1 against AC Milan. They wrapped up this match by completing 527 out of their 581 passing attempts earning a percentage of 90.7%. Parma ended the game with a 42.9% successful dribble rate by converting 6 of the 14 dribbles they attempted. Parma landed 5 shots on goal out of their 16 shots attempted earning them a 31.3% clip in their last game. With a total of 29 goals and 20 assists in all competitions, Parma has an average of 0.97 goals and 0.67 assists per 90.
Hernani will need to provide a spark for Parma. The midfielder born in Brazil has accumulated 11,198 professional minutes while earning 20 goals. He has accumulated 43 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times. He currently averages 0.16 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 125 games so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Jasmin Kurtic, the midfielder representing Slovenia. Kurtic has been handed 60 yellow cards in 24,497 mins played (283 career starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.11. He has collected 31 goals in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 19 times.
Luigi Sepe will be looking after the goal for Parma. Thus far in his career, Sepe has conceded 247 goals and has 565 saves in 172 starts. He has allowed 1.43 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 59-51-63. He holds a save % of 70.7 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 25.6%. Sepe has accumulated 44 clean sheets while seeing 793 shots against him in 15,539 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Parma (+180) and over 2.5 goals
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