Hellas Verona vs Spezia Prediction, 5/1/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hellas Verona vs Spezia
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi in Verona, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Hellas Verona (-105) Spezia (+269)
Daniele Verde and Spezia (8-9-16, 15th in Serie A) head to Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on Saturday where they'll take on Hellas Verona (11-8-14, 10th in Serie A). The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Marco Silvestri for Hellas Verona and Jeroen Zoet for Spezia. The Eagles are at at +269 while Hellas Verona are priced at -105. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Hellas Verona stepped onto the pitch against Inter Milan in their last matchup and took a loss by a score of 1-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 86.6% received passes rate by converting 486 out of their 561 targeted passes last match. Hellas Verona attempted 3 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 1 of the dribbles for a rate of 33.33%. Concerning shot accuracy, Hellas Verona ended this match at a 9.1% rate by landing 1 shots on target of 11 total shots. Hellas Verona averages 1.00 goal per 90 (33 total goals) and are sitting with 25 assists in all matches this season.
Antonin Barak is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Hellas Verona. He has accounted for 12 assists while tallying 18 yellow card warnings in his career. Barak has started 111 contests thus far in his career and has 0.24 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Spain has 27 goals in 9,990 mins played. Someone else who should impact this game is Mattia Zaccagni, the midfielder who is from Italy. He has assisted on a goal 13 times so far in his career while he has scored 12 total goals. Zaccagni has totaled 7,842 minutes during 91 career starts and has been handed 20 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.14 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who will protect the net for Hellas Verona is Marco Silvestri. Silvestri has been on the pitch for 19,676 mins and has 551 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.08 (236 goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of 71.3. The goalie born in Italy has faced 778 shots attempted at him in 218 career starting assignments. Silvestri (67-72-79 record in his career) has tallied 50 shutouts, which gives him a 22.9% clean sheet percentage.
For their last outing, Spezia took a defeat with a final score of 2-0 against Genoa. Spezia finished with a 81.8% successful dribble rate by connecting on 9 of the 11 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 527 out of their 612 passes they attempted for a percentage of 86.1%. Spezia converted 1 shots on target out of 9 shots attempted earning them a 11.1% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 42 goals and 29 assists in all competitions, Spezia is averaging 1.27 goals and 0.88 assists per 90 min.
Daniele Verde will be someone to watch for Spezia. The forward from Italy has played 7,685 mins and has earned 24 goals. He has accounted for 6 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times. He is averaging 0.28 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 82 matches during his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Emanuel Gyasi, the forward representing Ghana. Gyasi has been handed 19 yellow card warnings in 6,870 professional minutes played (79 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.20. He has scored 15 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 13 times.
Jeroen Zoet is expected to look after the goal for Spezia. During his pro soccer career, Zoet has allowed 308 goals and has tallied 690 saves in 284 starts. He has given up 1.09 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 173-51-59. He has a save % of 72.2 and his shutout rate is currently 32.0%. Zoet has recorded 91 clean sheets while defending 968 shots against him in 25,485 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hellas Verona (-105)
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