Cagliari vs Torino Prediction, 2/19/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cagliari vs Torino
Date: Friday, February 19, 2021
Location: Sardegna Arena in Cagliari, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Cagliari (+206) Torino (+132)
Sasa Lukic and Torino (2-11-9, 17th in Serie A) are headed to Sardegna Arena on Friday where they'll take on Cagliari (3-6-13, 18th in Serie A). The starting goaltenders are Alessio Cragno for Cagliari and Salvatore Sirigu for Torino. The Maroons are at at +132 while Cagliari are at +206. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Cagliari played Atalanta in their last game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0. When talking about passing the ball, they ended up with a 68.0% passes received rate by connecting on 246 out of their 362 passing attempts in their last game. Cagliari tried 17 dribbles in this matchup and converted 8 of the tries for a rate of 47.1%. Concerning shot accuracy, Cagliari wrapped this game up at a 25.0% clip by hitting 1 SoT out of 4 total shots. Cagliari averages 1.09 g/90 (24 total goals) and are sitting with 14 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Joao Pedro is a player who should impact this matchup for Cagliari. He has accounted for 24 assists while earning 45 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Pedro has been in the starting lineup in 189 matchups in his pro soccer career and scores 0.41 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Brazil has accumulated 75 goals scored in 16,602 minutes. One more player who should impact this match is Giovanni Simeone, the forward born in Argentina. He has assisted on a goal 13 times in his career and he has scored 61 goals. Simeone has totaled 15,023 mins during 171 career starting assignments and has been given 14 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.37 G/90 for his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Cagliari will be Alessio Cragno. Cragno has seen the pitch for 18,061 minutes and has tallied 648 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.43 (287 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of 70.9. The goalkeeper hailing from Italy has had 920 shots tried against him in 202 career starts. Cragno (56-56-89 mark during his soccer career) has accounted for 45 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 22.3% shutout rate.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Torino earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 0-0 against Genoa. They finished this game by converting 319 out of their 436 pass attempts for a rate of 73.2%. Torino finished the match with a 53.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 out of the 15 dribbles they attempted. Torino converted 1 SoT out of 11 shots attempted giving them a 9.1% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 31 goals and 18 assists in all their contests, Torino averages 1.41 goals and 0.82 assists per 90 min.
Sasa Lukic should be someone to watch for Torino. He is currently averaging 0.09 G/90 and has been a starter in 84 matches in his career. The midfielder hailing from Serbia has totaled 7,580 mins while scoring 8 goals. He has 32 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 3 times. You should also keep an eye on Andrea Belotti, the forward representing Italy. Belotti has earned himself a total of 28 yellow cards in 19,575 professional minutes (210 starting assignments). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.50. He has accumulated 108 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 31 times.
Salvatore Sirigu will be residing in front of the goal for Torino. So far in his career, Sirigu has conceded 469 goals and has racked up 1,116 stops in 377 starts. He has allowed 1.25 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 173-100-102. He sports a save % of 71.4 and his clean sheet rate is currently 31.8%. Sirigu has tallied 120 shutouts while seeing 1,562 shots against him in 33,802 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Torino (+132)
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