Cagliari vs Spezia Prediction, 8/23/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cagliari vs Spezia
Date: Monday, August 23, 2021
Location: Sardegna Arena in Cagliari, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Cagliari (+105) Spezia (+265)
Daniele Verde and Spezia (9-12-17, 15th in Serie A) are headed to Sardegna Arena on Monday where they'll meet Cagliari (9-10-19, 16th in Serie A). The starting goaltenders are Alessio Cragno for Cagliari and Jeroen Zoet for Spezia. Cagliari are at +105 while the Eagles are at +265. The total has been set at 2.5.
Cagliari stepped onto the pitch against Genoa in their last matchup and went home with a loss by a final score of 1-0. Cagliari attempted 18 dribbles in this game and converted 7 of the dribbles for a rate of 38.9%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 92.5% rate by connecting on 480 of the 519 passing targets last game.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Cagliari walked away from the pitch at a 25.0% rate by putting 4 shots on target out of 16 total shots. Cagliari has an average of 1.13 g/90 (43 total goals) and have racked up 30 assists in all matches this year.
Giovanni Simeone is a player who should be able to impact this game for Cagliari. He has 14 assists while earning 15 yellow cards during his soccer career. Simeone has started 175 matchups during his soccer career and he scores 0.36 goals per 90. The forward representing Argentina has accumulated 62 goals in 15,490 minutes played.
One more player who should impact this match is Joao Pedro, the forward born in Brazil. Pedro has totaled 17,900 minutes in 204 starts and has been given a total of 47 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 25 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 80 total goals. He scores 0.40 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Cagliari is Alessio Cragno. Cragno has seen the field for a total of 19,141 minutes and has accumulated 686 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.41 (300 goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 71.2. The goalkeeper from Italy has seen 972 shots tried against him in 214 starts. Cragno (59-60-94 record in his career) has tallied 49 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 22.9% shutout percentage.
In their last outing, Spezia went home with a draw by a final score of 2-2 against AS Roma. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 384 of the 479 attempted passes earning a percentage of 80.2%. Spezia ended the game with a 46.7% successful dribble rate by completing 7 of the 15 dribbles they tried. Spezia converted 8 shots on target out of their 16 shots attempted which had them at a 50.0% rate in their last match. With a total of 52 goals and 37 assists in all their matches, Spezia averages 1.37 goals and 0.97 assists per 90 min.
Daniele Verde will be counted on for Spezia. The forward representing Italy has 7,867 professional minutes while earning 25 goals. He has totaled 6 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted on a goal 13 times. He currently averages 0.29 goals per 90 mins and has started 85 contests so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Emanuel Gyasi, the forward born in Ghana. Gyasi has been given a total of 19 yellow cards in 7,154 minutes played (82 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.19. He has 15 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 13 times.
Jeroen Zoet will reside in front of the goal for Spezia. Thus far in his career, Zoet has allowed 309 goals while earning 691 stops in 285 starts. He has allowed 1.09 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 174-51-59. He is the owner of a save percentage of 72.2 and his shutout rate is 31.9%. Zoet has racked up 91 shutouts while defending 969 shots against him in 25,575 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Spezia (+265)
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