Crotone vs AS Roma Prediction, 1/6/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Crotone vs AS Roma
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Stadio Ezio Scida in Crotone, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Crotone (+450) AS Roma (-200)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and AS Roma (9-3-3, 3rd in Serie A) are headed to Stadio Ezio Scida on Wednesday where they'll meet Crotone (2-3-10, 20th in Serie A). The expected starting goalies will be Alex Cordaz for Crotone and Pau Lopez for AS Roma. The line on this game has Crotone priced at +450 and AS Roma are at -200. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Crotone faced Inter Milan in their most recent game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 6-2. Crotone tried 14 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 6 of those tries for a rate of 42.9%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 88.2% received passes rate by completing 485 of the 550 pass attempts in their last outing. Concerning shot accuracy, Crotone wrapped this game up at a 25.0% rate by hitting 2 SoT out of 8 total shots. Crotone is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (15 total goals) and have accounted for 9 assists in all games for this campaign.
Salvatore Molina is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Crotone. Molina has been given a starting assignment in 168 matchups thus far in his career and he has earned 0.07 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder representing Italy has accumulated 11 goals scored in 14,606 mins played. He has accounted for 24 assists while tallying 37 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Simy, the forward representing Nigeria. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 10 times so far in his career while scoring 57 total goals. Simy has been on the pitch for 10,578 mins during 110 starts and has been handed a total of 15 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.48 G/90 for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Crotone is Alex Cordaz. Cordaz has played for a total of 28,402 mins and has 854 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.24 (392 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .696. The goalie from Italy has had 1,237 shots attempted against him in 317 starting assignments. Cordaz (105-85-126 mark during his career) has recorded 74 shutouts, which has earned him a 23.3% shutout percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, AS Roma walked away with a victory by a final of 1-0 against Sampdoria. They finished the match by connecting on 548 of the 594 passes they tried earning a percentage of 92.3%. AS Roma ended the game with a 53.8% successful dribble rate by connecting on 14 out of the 26 dribbles they pursued. AS Roma had 6 shots attempted out of 20 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 30.0% clip in their last outing. With a total of 31 goals and 22 assists in all their matches, AS Roma sports an average of 2.07 goals and 1.47 assists per 90 min.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan should provide a lift for AS Roma. The forward who is from Armenia has been on the field for 23,521 professional minutes and has scored 102 goals. He has totaled 38 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 71 times. He currently averages 0.39 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 262 outings in his career. Make sure to watch out for Edin Dzeko, the forward born in Bosnia. He has accounted for 201 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 60 times. Dzeko has been given 53 yellow card warnings in 30,507 minutes played (328 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.59.
Pau Lopez will look after the goal for AS Roma. During his professional soccer career, Lopez has conceded 192 goals and has racked up 385 saves in 132 starts. He has conceded 1.44 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 55-29-51. He sports a save % of .686 and his clean sheet rate sits at 24.2%. Lopez has recorded 32 clean sheets while seeing 563 shots attempted against him in 12,040 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take AS Roma (-200) and over 2.5 goals
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