Hellas Verona vs Spezia Prediction, 10/3/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hellas Verona vs Spezia
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi in Verona, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Hellas Verona (-127) Spezia (+372)
Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi is the site where Nikola Kalinic and Hellas Verona (1-2-3, 14th in Serie A) will play Spezia (1-1-4, 17th in Serie A) on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net will be Lorenzo Montipo for Hellas Verona and Jeroen Zoet for Spezia. The Eagles are at at +372 while Hellas Verona are priced at -127. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Hellas Verona faced Genoa in their last match and finished with a draw by a score of 3-3. In the passing game, they earned a 79.0% passes received percentage by completing 358 of the 453 passing targets in their last outing. Hellas Verona attempted 12 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 9 of those tries for a rate of 75.0%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Hellas Verona finished at a 54.5% rate by putting 6 shots on target out of 11 shots. Hellas Verona averages 1.83 goals per 90 min (11 total goals) and are sitting with 7 assists in all matches this season.
Nikola Kalinic is a player who can be a difference maker for Hellas Verona. Kalinic has been in the starting lineup in 231 outings thus far in his career while scoring 0.52 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Croatia has totaled 121 goals scored in 21,028 professional minutes. He has 31 assists while accumulating 48 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Gianluca Caprari, the forward representing Italy. Caprari has been on the field for 15,504 minutes in 174 starts and has been handed 32 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 28 times in his career while scoring 53 goals. He has an average of 0.31 G/90 for his career.
The man who will protect the net for Hellas Verona is Lorenzo Montipo. Montipò (55-44-50 mark during his soccer career) has totaled 41 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 27.5% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Italy has faced 493 shots attempted against him in 149 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.11 (166 goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of 68.4. Montipò has seen the field for 13,410 minutes and has earned 340 saves in his career.
For their last match, Spezia took a defeat with a final score of 2-1 against AC Milan. Spezia ended the game with a 33.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 4 out of the 12 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by converting 242 out of their 301 pass attempts earning a percentage of 80.4%. Spezia had 2 shots on target out of the team's 8 shots attempted which had them at a 25.0% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 8 goals and 4 assists in all their matches, Spezia averages 1.33 goals and 0.67 assists per 90.
Daniele Verde should be able to be counted on for Spezia. He has an average of 0.30 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 89 contests thus far in his career. The forward who is from Italy has accumulated 8,201 professional minutes while scoring 27 goals. He has accounted for 6 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 14 times. You should also watch out for Emanuel Gyasi, the forward representing Ghana. He has totaled 17 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 13 times. Gyasi has earned himself 21 yellow card warnings in 7,677 professional minutes played (88 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.20.
Jeroen Zoet is expected to look after the goal for Spezia. Zoet has earned 91 clean sheets while he has seen 1,005 shots against him in 26,115 career mins. He has a save percentage of 71.8 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 31.3%. He has conceded 1.12 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 175-52-63. Thus far in his career, Zoet has surrendered 324 goals while earning 713 saves in 291 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Spezia (+372)
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