Cagliari vs Sassuolo Prediction, 1/31/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cagliari vs Sassuolo
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Location: Sardegna Arena in Cagliari, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Cagliari (+170) Sassuolo (+137)
Francesco Caputo and Sassuolo (8-6-5, 8th in Serie A) are headed to Sardegna Arena on Sunday where they'll take on Cagliari (3-5-11, 17th in Serie A). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Alessio Cragno for Cagliari and Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo. Cagliari are at +170 while Sassuolo are at +137. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Cagliari faced off with Genoa in their last matchup and ended up losing by a score of 1-0. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 81.8% received passes rate by completing 523 of the 639 targeted passes last match. Cagliari attempted 18 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 9 of those tries for a rate of 50.0%. Concerning shot accuracy, Cagliari ended this match at a 28.6% clip by hitting 4 SoT of 14 shots. Cagliari sports an average of 1.21 g/90 (23 goals in total) and have 13 assists in all contests this year.
Giovanni Simeone is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Cagliari. He has 13 assists while accumulating 14 yellow cards so far in his career. Simeone has been given a starting assignment in 169 outings so far in his career while he scores 0.37 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Argentina has tallied 61 goals in 14,867 mins played. One more guy who should impact this match is Joao Pedro, the forward representing Brazil. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 24 times during his soccer career while scoring 74 total goals. Pedro has played 16,332 mins in 186 career starts and has earned himself 44 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.41 goals per 90 for his career.
The man who will protect the net for Cagliari is Alessio Cragno. Cragno has played for a total of 17,791 minutes and has 641 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.44 (284 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .708. The keeper from Italy has had 909 shots sent his way in 199 starts. Cragno (56-55-87 record during his career) has recorded 45 shutouts, which has earned him a 22.6% shutout rate.
For their last game, Sassuolo walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1 against Lazio. Sassuolo finished with a 68.4% successful dribble percentage by converting 13 out of the 19 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by completing 439 of the 505 passes they tried earning a rate of 86.9%. Sassuolo landed 1 shot on target out of their 5 shots tried which had them sitting at a 20.0% clip in their last outing. Having accumulated 31 goals and 19 assists in all their matches, Sassuolo averages 1.63 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Francesco Caputo will need to be on top of his game for Sassuolo. He has an average of 0.47 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 341 matches so far in his career. The forward from Italy has 30,802 minutes while earning 162 goals. He has accounted for 45 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 46 times. You should also watch out for Filip Duricic, the forward representing Serbia. Duricic has been handed 32 yellow cards in 15,015 mins (176 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.19. He has collected 32 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 31 times.
Andrea Consigli is expected to look after the net for Sassuolo. Consigli has racked up 128 shutouts and defended 1,984 shots attempted against him in 40,956 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save % of .704 and his clean sheet rate is currently 27.9%. He has allowed 1.33 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 166-119-168. During his pro soccer career, Consigli has surrendered 607 goals while tallying 1,397 stops in 459 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cagliari (+170)
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