Crotone vs Hellas Verona Prediction, 5/13/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Crotone vs Hellas Verona
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: Stadio Ezio Scida in Crotone, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Crotone (+321) Hellas Verona (-123)
Antonin Barak and Hellas Verona (11-10-14, 10th in Serie A) go to Stadio Ezio Scida on Thursday where they'll meet Crotone (5-3-27, 20th in Serie A). The starting goalkeepers will be Alex Cordaz for Crotone and Marco Silvestri for Hellas Verona. The line on this matchup has Crotone coming in at +321 and Hellas Verona are priced at -123. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Crotone faced off with AS Roma in their last match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 5-0. Crotone tried 18 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 14 of those attempts for a rate of 77.8%. In sharing the ball, they earned a 82.2% rate by connecting on 296 out of their 360 passing targets in their last game. Concerning shot accuracy, Crotone finished at a 28.6% clip by putting 2 shots on target of 7 total shots. Crotone averages 1.17 goals per 90 min (41 total goals) and have racked up 24 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Simy is a player who can be a difference maker for Crotone. He has totaled 11 assists while tallying 15 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Simy has started 125 contests during his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.54 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Nigeria has 72 goals scored in 12,033 professional minutes played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Junior Messias, the forward representing Brazil. He has helped on a goal 8 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 14 goals. Messias has played 5,753 minutes during 66 career starts and has been handed 13 yellow cards. He scores 0.22 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Crotone is Alex Cordaz. Cordaz (108-85-143 record during his career) has recorded 74 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 22.0% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Italy has had 1,356 shots tried against him in 337 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.33 (447 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 68.4. Cordaz has seen the field for a total of 30,202 minutes and is sitting with 918 saves during his career.
The last time they took the field, Hellas Verona earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Torino. They finished the match by completing 347 of the 402 passing attempts earning a percentage of 86.3%. Hellas Verona finished the match with a 58.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 out of the 12 dribbles they tried. Hellas Verona had 7 shots on goal out of 24 shots tried giving them a 29.2% clip in their last game. Having a total of 35 goals and 27 assists in all competitions, Hellas Verona has an average of 1.00 goal and 0.77 assists per 90 min.
Antonin Barak should be able to be counted on for Hellas Verona. He has an average of 0.24 goals per 90 minutes and has started 113 matches in his pro soccer career. The forward from Spain has earned 10,170 mins while scoring 27 goals. He has 18 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times. Be sure to watch out for Mattia Zaccagni, the midfielder born in Italy. Zaccagni has been handed a total of 21 yellow card cautions in 7,957 mins played (93 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.14. He has scored 12 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 13 different times.
Marco Silvestri will be looking after the goal for Hellas Verona. In his pro soccer career, Silvestri has allowed 237 goals while totaling 552 stops in 219 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.08 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 67-73-79. He has a save percentage of 71.3 and his shutout rate is 22.8%. Silvestri has recorded 50 clean sheets while seeing 780 shots against him in 19,766 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hellas Verona (-123)
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