Parma vs Atalanta Prediction, 5/9/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Parma vs Atalanta
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Stadio Ennio Tardini in Parma, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Parma (+525) Atalanta (-238)
Gervinho and Parma (3-11-20, 19th in Serie A) host Atalanta (20-9-5, 2nd in Serie A) at Stadio Ennio Tardini on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Luigi Sepe for Parma and Marco Sportiello for Atalanta. The line on this matchup has Parma coming in at +525 and the Goddess are at -238. The over/under is set at 3.25.
Parma played Torino in their last match and went home with a loss by a final score of 1-0. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 80.1% received passes rate by connecting on 346 of the 432 passing attempts last match. Parma attempted 10 dribbles in this match and completed 4 of the tries for a percentage of 40.0%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Parma walked away from the pitch at a 10.0% rate by landing 1 shot on target out of 10 shots. Parma has an average of 1.06 g/90 (36 total goals) and are sitting with 23 assists in all competitions this year.
Gervinho is a guy who should impact this matchup for Parma. He has 63 assists while accumulating 33 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Gervinho has been given a starting assignment in 353 matches during his career and he has earned 0.30 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Cote d'Ivoire has totaled 103 goals in 31,147 minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Jasmin Kurtic, the midfielder representing Slovenia. He has assisted on a goal 19 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 31 total goals. Kurtic has 24,781 mins in 286 career starts and has been handed a total of 61 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.11 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man protecting the net for Parma is Luigi Sepe. Sepe (59-51-65 mark in his career) has accumulated 44 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 25.3% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from Italy has had 800 shots tried at him in 174 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.44 (252 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 70.4. Sepe has defended the goal for 15,719 mins and has 567 stops in his career.
In their last game, Atalanta earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Sassuolo. Atalanta finished the match with a 44.4% successful dribble rate by connecting on 4 out of the 9 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by connecting on 281 out of their 350 passes they attempted earning a rate of 80.3%. Atalanta converted 7 shots on target out of 9 shots tried earning them a 77.8% clip when they last took the field. Having a total of 78 goals and 56 assists in all their contests, Atalanta is averaging 2.29 goals and 1.65 assists per 90.
Duvan Zapata will need to be on top of his game for Atalanta. He currently averages 0.57 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 170 games during his career. The forward representing Colombia has totaled 14,998 mins while scoring 95 goals. He has collected 20 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 31 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Luis Muriel, the forward representing Colombia. Muriel has been handed 28 yellow card cautions in 16,061 minutes played (174 starts). His G/90 average during his career is 0.53. He has tallied 94 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 34 times.
Marco Sportiello will reside in front of the net for Atalanta. Sportiello has tallied 48 clean sheets while he has seen 748 shots against him in 15,788 career minutes. He has a save % of 68.6 and his clean sheet rate sits at 27.4%. He has allowed 1.40 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 56-43-75. In his career, Sportiello has conceded 245 goals and has racked up 509 saves in 175 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atalanta (-238)
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