Crotone vs Inter Milan Prediction, 5/1/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Crotone vs Inter Milan
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Stadio Ezio Scida in Crotone, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Crotone (+914) Inter Milan (-397)
Romelu Lukaku and Inter Milan (24-7-2, 1st in Serie A) are headed to Stadio Ezio Scida on Saturday where they'll meet Crotone (5-3-25, 20th in Serie A). The starting goalkeepers are Alex Cordaz for Crotone and Samir Handanovic for Inter Milan. Crotone are at +914 while Inter Milan are at -397. The over/under opens at 3.5.
Crotone faced Parma in their last match and went home with a win by a final score of 4-3. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 80.9% received passes percentage by converting 309 out of their 382 targeted passes in their last outing. Crotone tried 17 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 15 of those attempts for a rate of 88.2%. Regarding shot accuracy, Crotone finished at a 25.0% rate by landing 3 shots on target of 12 total shots. Crotone averages 1.24 g/90 (41 goals in total) and have 24 assists in all matches this season.
Simy is a player who should impact this matchup for Crotone. Simy has been given a starting assignment in 123 contests so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.55 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Nigeria has earned 72 goals in 11,853 minutes. He has accounted for 11 assists while tallying 15 yellow card cautions during his career. One more player who should impact this match is Vladimir Golemic, the defender representing Slovakia. Golemic has been on the pitch for 16,312 minutes in 182 starting assignments and has been handed 47 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 6 times during his career while he has scored 10 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.06 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Crotone will be Alex Cordaz. Cordaz (108-85-141 mark during his career) has accumulated 74 clean sheets, which has earned him a 22.1% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper born in Italy has had 1,341 shots tried at him in 335 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.32 (440 goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 68.6. Cordaz has seen the pitch for a total of 30,022 minutes and has accumulated 910 stops in his career.
For their last outing, Inter Milan took home the win by a final score of 1-0 against Hellas Verona. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 465 out of their 530 attempted passes earning a percentage of 87.7%. Inter Milan earned a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 3 of the 4 dribbles they tried. Inter Milan converted 3 shots on target out of their 12 shots attempted which had them at a 25.0% clip in their last outing. Having tallied 68 goals and 51 assists in all their contests, Inter Milan has an average of 2.06 goals and 1.55 assists per 90 min.
Romelu Lukaku will need to provide a spark for Inter Milan. The forward from Belgium has earned 29,638 minutes and has earned 189 goals. He has accumulated 29 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 59 times. He is currently averaging 0.57 goals per 90 and has started 327 contests in his career. Make sure to watch out for Lautaro Martinez, the forward representing Argentina. Martinez has been handed a total of 24 yellow card warnings in 9,124 professional minutes played (104 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.56. He has 57 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 14 times.
Samir Handanovic will reside in front of the net for Inter Milan. So far in his career, Handanović has given up 604 goals while tallying 1,655 stops in 549 starts. He has allowed 1.10 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 262-143-143. He has a save % of 73.7 and his shutout rate sits at 35.3%. Handanović has totaled 194 shutouts while seeing 2,240 shots against him in 49,253 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Inter Milan (-397)
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