Fiorentina vs Crotone Prediction, 1/23/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fiorentina vs Crotone
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Fiorentina (-157) Crotone (+421)
Stadio Artemio Franchi is the site where Christian Kouame and Fiorentina (4-6-8, 14th in Serie A) will play Crotone (3-3-12, 20th in Serie A) on Saturday. The expected starting goalies will be Bartlomiej Dragowski for Fiorentina and Alex Cordaz for Crotone. Crotone are at at +421 while Fiorentina are at -157. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Fiorentina faced off with Napoli in their most recent game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 6-0. Fiorentina tried 17 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 13 of the tries for a percentage of 76.5%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 85.7% passes received rate by completing 455 out of their 531 pass targets last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Fiorentina finished at a 9.1% clip by hitting 1 shot on target of 11 total shots. Fiorentina is averaging 0.94 goals per 90 min (17 total goals) and have earned 13 assists in all competitions for the year.
Christian Kouame is a guy who should impact this matchup for Fiorentina. Kouame has had a starting assignment in 85 contests so far in his career while scoring 0.27 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Cote d'Ivoire has recorded 24 goals in 7,968 professional minutes. He has totaled 17 assists while earning 13 yellow card cautions during his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Dusan Vlahovic, the forward representing Serbia. Vlahovic has played 3,268 mins in 29 career starts and has been handed a total of 6 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 1 times during his soccer career while scoring 13 goals. He is averaging 0.36 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Fiorentina will be Bartlomiej Dragowski. Dragowski has seen the field for 9,352 minutes and has 331 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.61 (167 goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of .682. The goalkeeper born in Poland has had 484 shots tried against him in 102 career starting assignments. Dragowski (29-28-46 mark in his career) has recorded 25 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 24.5% shutout percentage.
In their last game, Crotone walked away with a victory by a final of 4-1 against Benevento. They wrapped up this match by completing 264 out of their 321 passing tries for a rate of 82.2%. Crotone finished the match with a 58.3% successful dribble rate by completing 7 of the 12 dribbles they tried. Crotone converted 3 shots on goal out of 9 shots tried giving them a 33.3% clip in their last outing. With a total of 20 goals and 13 assists in all their matches, Crotone sports an average of 1.11 goals and 0.72 assists per 90 min.
Junior Messias will need to provide a lift for Crotone. The forward from Brazil has totaled 4,324 mins while scoring 12 goals. He has 11 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 6 times. He is currently averaging 0.25 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 50 outings in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Simy, the forward who represents Nigeria. He has 59 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 11 different times. Simy has been handed a total of 15 yellow cards in 10,803 minutes played (112 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.49.
Alex Cordaz will be residing in front of the goal for Crotone. In his career, Cordaz has allowed 398 goals and has racked up 862 saves in 320 starts. He has surrendered 1.25 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 106-85-128. He has earned a save percentage of .695 and his clean sheet rate is 23.1%. Cordaz has 74 shutouts and has seen 1,251 shots against him in 28,672 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Crotone (+421)
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