Crotone vs Cagliari Prediction, 2/28/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Crotone vs Cagliari
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: Stadio Ezio Scida in Crotone, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Crotone (+140) Cagliari (+180)
Stadio Ezio Scida is the site where Simy and Crotone (3-3-16, 20th in Serie A) will take on Cagliari (3-6-14, 18th in Serie A) on Sunday. The starting goaltenders are Alex Cordaz for Crotone and Alessio Cragno for Cagliari. Crotone are at +140 while Cagliari are at +180. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Crotone took the field against Sassuolo in their last matchup and took a loss by a final of 2-1. When discussing the passing game, they had a 79.0% passes received rate by converting 278 out of their 352 targeted passes in their last outing. Crotone attempted 14 dribbles in this outing and converted 4 of those attempts for a rate of 28.6%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Crotone wrapped this game up at a 66.7% clip by putting 4 shots on target of 6 shots. Crotone has an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (22 goals in total) and have accumulated 15 assists in all games this year.
Simy is a player who should impact this matchup for Crotone. He has accounted for 11 assists while tallying 15 yellow card cautions during his career. Simy has been given a starting assignment in 114 matches during his career while scoring 0.49 G/90. The forward from Nigeria has racked up 60 goals scored in 11,014 professional minutes. One more guy who should impact this match is Vladimir Golemic, the defender hailing from Slovakia. Golemic has totaled 15,384 minutes in 172 career starting assignments and has been given 46 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 6 times during his soccer career while scoring 10 goals. He is currently averaging 0.06 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man protecting the net for Crotone will be Alex Cordaz. Cordaz (106-85-132 mark in his professional soccer career) has 74 clean sheets, which has earned him a 22.8% clean sheet rate. The keeper from Italy has faced 1,275 shots attempted at him in 324 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.27 (409 total goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of 69.3. Cordaz has defended the goal for 29,032 minutes and has earned 876 stops so far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Cagliari took a defeat with a final score of 1-0 against Torino. Cagliari finished the match with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by completing 5 out of the 10 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by completing 256 of the 350 pass attempts for a percentage of 73.1%. Cagliari converted 1 shot on target out of 18 shots tried earning them a 5.6% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 24 goals and 14 assists in all competitions, Cagliari averages 1.04 goals and 0.61 assists per 90 min.
Giovanni Simeone will need to provide a spark for Cagliari. The forward from Argentina has earned 15,092 minutes while scoring 61 goals. He has 15 yellow cards in his career and has helped on a goal 13 times. He sports an average of 0.36 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 172 contests in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Joao Pedro, the forward hailing from Brazil. He has totaled 75 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 24 times. Pedro has been handed a total of 45 yellow cards in 16,692 professional minutes (190 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.40.
Alessio Cragno is expected to look after the goal for Cagliari. So far in his career, Cragno has allowed 288 goals while tallying 652 stops in 203 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.43 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 56-56-90. He has earned a save % of 70.9 and his shutout rate is currently at 22.2%. Cragno has totaled 45 shutouts and has seen 925 shots against him in 18,151 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cagliari (+180)
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