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Game: Salernitana vs Atalanta
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Estadio Arechi in Salerno, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Salernitana (+900) Atalanta (-400)
Estadio Arechi is the venue where Federico Bonazzoli and Salernitana (0-0-3, 20th in Serie A) will play Atalanta (1-1-1, 10th in Serie A) on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Vid Belec for Salernitana and Juan Musso for Atalanta. The odds on this matchup have Salernitana priced at +900 and the Goddess are at -400. The over/under has been set at 3.
Salernitana played Torino in their most recent game and took a loss by a final of 4-0. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 72.7% passes received percentage by connecting on 263 out of their 362 targeted passes in their last game.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Salernitana finished at a 25.0% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 8 shots. Salernitana has an average of 0.67 g/90 (2 total goals) and have no assists in all competitions this season.
Federico Bonazzoli is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Salernitana. Bonazzoli has started 66 games so far in his pro soccer career and has 0.28 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Italy has earned 20 goals scored in 6,482 professional minutes played. He has 8 assists while tallying 12 yellow cards so far in his career.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Simy, the forward representing Nigeria. Simy has been on the field for 12,420 minutes during 129 career starts and has been handed 15 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 12 times in his career while he has scored 73 total goals. He scores 0.53 goals per 90 for his career.
The guy defending the goal for Salernitana will be Vid Belec. Belec has seen the field for a total of 17,278 minutes and has tallied 556 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.45 (279 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of 66.9. The goalkeeper hailing from Slovenia has had 824 shots attempted at him in 192 career starting assignments. Belec (61-48-83 mark during his soccer career) has tallied 47 clean sheets, which has earned him a 24.5% shutout percentage.
In their last game, Atalanta took a loss by a score of 2-1 against Fiorentina. Atalanta finished the match with a 47.1% successful dribble rate by converting 8 of the 17 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by converting 463 of the 523 passing attempts earning a rate of 88.5%. Atalanta had 5 shots on target out of the team's 12 shots attempted giving them a 41.7% clip when they last took the field. Having tallied 3 goals and 1 assist for all their matches, Atalanta has an average of 1.00 goal and 0.33 assists per 90 min.
Luis Muriel should provide a spark for Atalanta. He has an average of 0.54 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 177 matches during his career. The forward hailing from Colombia has totaled 16,348 professional minutes while scoring 98 goals. He has totaled 28 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 35 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Josip Ilicic, the forward who is from Slovenia. Ilicic has been handed 36 yellow card cautions in 21,032 mins played (245 career starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.40. He has scored 93 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 53 times.
Juan Musso is expected to look after the goal for Atalanta. Musso has racked up 33 shutouts and defended 562 shots against him in 11,427 career minutes. He sports a save % of 74.7 and his clean sheet rate is 26.0%. He has allowed 1.37 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 43-33-51. In his career, Musso has given up 174 goals and has earned 418 saves in 127 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atalanta (-400) and under 3 goals
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