Sampdoria vs Atalanta Prediction, 2/28/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sampdoria vs Atalanta
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
TV: ESPN 2
Odds/Point Spread: Sampdoria (+320) Atalanta (-143)
Stadio Luigi Ferraris is the site where Fabio Quagliarella and Sampdoria (9-3-11, 10th in Serie A) will play Atalanta (12-7-4, 4th in Serie A) on Sunday. The men protecting the net will be Emil Audero for Sampdoria and Pierluigi Gollini for Atalanta. The Goddess are at at -143 while Sampdoria are priced at +320. The O/U has been set at 3.5.
Sampdoria stepped onto the pitch against Lazio in their last match and took a loss by a final of 1-0. Sampdoria tried 17 dribbles in this matchup and converted 12 of the attempts for a percentage of 70.6%. In sharing the ball, they ended up with a 77.1% passes received percentage by connecting on 320 of the 415 pass attempts in their last outing. Regarding shot accuracy, Sampdoria ended this match at a 0% clip by landing 0 shots on target of 8 total shots. Sampdoria averages 1.43 goals per 90 (33 goals in total) and have accounted for 25 assists in all games for the season.
Fabio Quagliarella is a player who can be a difference maker for Sampdoria. He has 50 assists while earning 47 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Quagliarella has been given a starting assignment in 423 outings during his soccer career and he accounts for 0.44 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Italy has tallied 179 goals scored in 36,697 professional minutes. One more guy who could decide who wins is Gaston Ramirez, the forward representing Uruguay. He has helped a teammate on a goal 31 times in his career while scoring 42 goals. Ramirez has 15,890 minutes during 188 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 54 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.24 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Sampdoria will be Emil Audero. Audero (50-29-52 record in his career) has recorded 35 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 26.7% shutout rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Indonesia has seen 558 shots sent his way in 131 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.40 (183 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 71.1. Audero has been on the pitch for a total of 11,790 mins and has 397 saves so far in his career.
In their last game, Atalanta earned three points by winning 4-2 against Napoli. Atalanta finished the match with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by completing 8 out of the 16 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by connecting on 433 of the 507 attempted passes for a percentage of 85.4%. Atalanta had 6 shots on target out of their 19 shots attempted giving them a 31.6% rate in their last game. Having a total of 52 goals and 35 assists in all their matches, Atalanta averages 2.26 goals and 1.52 assists per 90 min.
Luis Muriel should provide a spark for Atalanta. The forward born in Colombia has totaled 15,538 mins while earning 89 goals. He has accumulated 28 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped on a goal 31 times. He scores 0.52 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 167 outings during his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Duvan Zapata, the forward who is from Colombia. He has tallied 90 goals during his career while helping on a goal 29 times. Zapata has been handed 20 yellow card warnings in 14,337 professional minutes played (162 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.56.
Pierluigi Gollini is expected to look after the goal for Atalanta. So far in his career, Gollini has allowed 152 goals while totaling 321 stops in 127 starting assignments. He has given up 1.21 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 54-43-31. He sports a save % of 69.5 and his shutout rate is currently at 23.6%. Gollini has racked up 30 shutouts while seeing 463 shots attempted against him in 11,336 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sampdoria (+320)
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