Hellas Verona vs Torino Prediction, 5/9/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hellas Verona vs Torino
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi in Verona, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Hellas Verona (+165) Torino (+162)
Sasa Lukic and Torino (7-13-13, 15th in Serie A) are headed to Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on Sunday where they'll meet Hellas Verona (11-9-14, 10th in Serie A). The men protecting the net are Marco Silvestri for Hellas Verona and Salvatore Sirigu for Torino. The Maroons are at at +162 while Hellas Verona are priced at +165. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Hellas Verona played Spezia in their last matchup and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. Hellas Verona tried 6 dribbles in this match and were successful in 4 of the attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 76.1% rate by completing 271 of the 356 targeted passes in their last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Hellas Verona finished at a 62.5% rate by putting 5 SoT out of 8 shots. Hellas Verona is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (34 goals in total) and have racked up 26 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Mattia Zaccagni is a player who can be a difference maker for Hellas Verona. Zaccagni has had a starting assignment in 92 games during his career and scores 0.14 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder hailing from Italy has tallied 12 goals scored in 7,901 minutes played. He has totaled 13 assists while accumulating 21 yellow card warnings in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Antonin Barak, the forward who represents Spain. He has helped a teammate on a goal 12 times thus far in his career while he has scored 27 goals. Barak has accumulated 10,080 mins during 112 starts and has earned himself a total of 18 yellow card warnings. He sports an average of 0.24 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Hellas Verona is Marco Silvestri. Silvestri (67-73-79 record in his career) has totaled 50 shutouts, which has earned him a 22.8% shutout rate. The goalie hailing from Italy has faced 780 shots sent his way in 219 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.08 (237 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 71.3. Silvestri has defended the goal for 19,766 mins and has 552 saves in his career.
The last time they took the pitch, Torino walked away with a victory by a final of 1-0 against Parma. They wrapped up this outing by converting 343 out of their 419 attempted passes for a rate of 81.9%. Torino ended the game with a 45.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 9 out of the 20 dribbles they tried. Torino converted 2 shots on target out of their 13 shots attempted which had them at a 15.4% clip when they last took the field. Having a total of 46 goals and 26 assists in all competitions, Torino averages 1.39 goals and 0.79 assists per 90 min.
Sasa Lukic will need to provide a spark for Torino. The midfielder hailing from Serbia has played 8,099 mins and has scored 8 goals. He has accumulated 33 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 3 times. He scores 0.09 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 90 outings in his career. Make sure to watch out for Simone Zaza, the forward hailing from Italy. He has 78 goals during his career while helping on a goal 14 times. Zaza has been handed 76 yellow card warnings in 16,778 minutes played (173 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.42.
Salvatore Sirigu will look after the net for Torino. In his career, Sirigu has allowed 482 goals and has tallied 1,134 stops in 385 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.26 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 176-101-106. He is the owner of a save % of 71.3 and his clean sheet rate is currently 31.7%. Sirigu has totaled 122 clean sheets while he has seen 1,592 shots tried against him in 34,522 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hellas Verona (+165)
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