Sampdoria vs Cagliari Prediction, 3/7/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sampdoria vs Cagliari
Date: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Sampdoria (-109) Cagliari (+289)
Giovanni Simeone and Cagliari (5-6-14, 17th in Serie A) are headed to Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday where they'll meet Sampdoria (9-4-12, 10th in Serie A). The expected starting goalies will be Emil Audero for Sampdoria and Alessio Cragno for Cagliari. The odds on this game have Sampdoria coming in at -109 and Cagliari are at +289. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Sampdoria stepped onto the pitch against Atalanta in their most recent game and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-0. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 81.4% received passes rate by connecting on 381 of the 468 passing targets in their last game. Sampdoria attempted 10 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 6 of the tries for a rate of 60.0%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Sampdoria walked away from the pitch at a 25.0% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 8 total shots. Sampdoria has an average of 1.36 goals per 90 min (34 goals in total) and have accounted for 26 assists in all games for the season.
Fabio Quagliarella is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Sampdoria. Quagliarella has been given a starting assignment in 424 matchups so far in his career and he tallies 0.44 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from Italy has 179 goals in 36,804 minutes played. He has 50 assists while tallying 47 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. One more player who should impact this match is Gaston Ramirez, the forward born in Uruguay. Ramirez has accumulated 15,927 minutes in 188 career starts and has earned himself 54 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 31 times in his career and he has scored 42 goals. He currently averages 0.24 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Sampdoria is Emil Audero. Audero has seen the field for 11,970 mins and has tallied 403 stops thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.40 (186 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of 71.1. The keeper hailing from Indonesia has had 567 shots attempted at him in 133 starts. Audero (50-30-53 record in his career) has recorded 35 clean sheets, which has earned him a 26.3% clean sheet percentage.
In their last outing, Cagliari went home victorious with a score of 2-0 against Crotone. Cagliari earned a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 out of the 12 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 272 of the 365 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 74.5%. Cagliari converted 3 shots on target out of their 8 shots attempted which had them at a 37.5% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 27 goals and 16 assists in all their matches, Cagliari is averaging 1.08 goals and 0.64 assists per 90 minutes.
Giovanni Simeone will need to provide a spark for Cagliari. The forward born in Argentina has earned 15,178 professional minutes while he has scored 61 goals. He has earned 15 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times. He currently averages 0.36 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 173 games so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Joao Pedro, the forward representing Brazil. He has accumulated 76 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 24 different times. Pedro has been handed a total of 45 yellow card cautions in 16,849 mins played (192 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.41.
Alessio Cragno will look after the net for Cagliari. So far in his career, Cragno has allowed 288 goals and has racked up 658 saves in 205 starts. He has conceded 1.41 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 58-56-90. He has a save percentage of 71.1 and his clean sheet rate sits at 22.9%. Cragno has earned 47 clean sheets while he has seen 932 shots attempted against him in 18,331 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cagliari (+289)
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