Crotone vs Benevento Prediction, 1/17/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Crotone vs Benevento
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Location: Stadio Ezio Scida in Crotone, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Crotone (+187) Benevento (+146)
Roberto Insigne and Benevento (6-3-8, 10th in Serie A) go to Stadio Ezio Scida on Sunday where they'll take on Crotone (2-3-12, 20th in Serie A). The goalies protecting the net will be Alex Cordaz for Crotone and Lorenzo Montipo for Benevento. Crotone are at +187 while the Sorcerers are at +146. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Crotone stepped onto the pitch against Hellas Verona in their last game and ended up losing by a score of 2-1. Crotone attempted 22 dribbles in this matchup and completed 13 of the dribbles for a percentage of 59.1%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended up with a 83.1% received passes percentage by completing 359 of the 432 pass attempts in their last game. Concerning shot accuracy, Crotone finished the game at a 22.2% rate by landing 2 shots on target out of 9 total shots. Crotone has an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (17 goals in total) and have accumulated 11 assists in all matches for the season.
Simy is a player who should impact this matchup for Crotone. Simy has had a starting assignment in 111 matchups during his pro soccer career while he scores 0.48 goals per 90. The forward from Nigeria has earned 57 goals in 10,713 minutes played. He has 10 assists while accumulating 15 yellow cards so far in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Salvatore Molina, the midfielder born in Italy. Molina has accumulated 14,741 mins during 170 starts and has been given a total of 37 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 24 times during his career while scoring 11 goals. He currently averages 0.07 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Crotone will be Alex Cordaz. Cordaz has seen the field for a total of 28,582 mins and has 859 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.25 (397 total goals surrendered) and he has a save % of .695. The goalkeeper born in Italy has faced 1,246 shots attempted at him in 319 starting assignments. Cordaz (105-85-128 record during his soccer career) has earned 74 shutouts, which has earned him a 23.2% clean sheet percentage.
When they last took the field, Benevento took a loss by a score of 4-1 against Atalanta. They finished the match by connecting on 295 of the 391 passes they tried earning a percentage of 75.4%. Benevento ended the game with a 100.0% successful dribble rate by completing 6 out of the 6 dribbles they tried. Benevento converted 2 shots on target out of 5 shots attempted earning them a 40.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 20 goals and 14 assists in all their contests, Benevento sports an average of 1.18 goals and 0.82 assists per 90.
Roberto Insigne will be counted on for Benevento. The forward born in Italy has been on the field for 10,146 minutes and has scored 29 goals. He has tallied 19 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 33 times. He has an average of 0.26 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 114 games so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Gianluca Lapadula, the forward representing Italy. Lapadula has earned himself 24 yellow cards in 10,008 minutes played (105 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.50. He has 56 goals thus far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 17 times.
Lorenzo Montipo is expected to look after the goal for Benevento. So far in his career, Montipò has given up 111 goals while totaling 270 saves in 124 starts. He has allowed 0.90 goals per 90 and he has a record of 53-34-37. He is the owner of a save % of .725 and his shutout rate sits at 31.5%. Montipò has totaled 39 clean sheets while he has seen 375 shots against him in 11,160 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Benevento (+146)
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