Sampdoria vs Udinese Prediction, 1/16/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sampdoria vs Udinese
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Sampdoria (+151) Udinese (+181)
Fabio Quagliarella and Sampdoria (6-2-8, 11th in Serie A) host Udinese (4-4-8, 14th in Serie A) at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Emil Audero for Sampdoria and Juan Musso for Udinese. The odds on this game have Sampdoria coming in at +151 and the White and Blacks are at +181. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Sampdoria stepped onto the pitch against Inter Milan in their most recent game and notched a win by a score of 2-1. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 79.8% received passes rate by connecting on 249 of the 312 passing targets in their last outing. Sampdoria attempted 8 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 6 of those tries for a rate of 75.0%. Regarding shot accuracy, Sampdoria finished at a 22.2% rate by putting 2 shots on target out of 9 total shots. Sampdoria is averaging 1.56 goals per 90 min (25 goals in total) and have accumulated 19 assists in all games for the season.
Fabio Quagliarella is a player who can be a difference maker for Sampdoria. Quagliarella has been in the starting lineup in 419 games during his career while he scores 0.44 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Italy has 178 goals scored in 36,358 minutes played. He has accounted for 50 assists while earning 47 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is Gaston Ramirez, the forward who is from Uruguay. Ramirez has played 15,640 minutes in 185 starts and has been given 54 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 29 times so far in his career while scoring 42 total goals. He is averaging 0.24 G/90 for his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Sampdoria is Emil Audero. Audero (47-28-49 record in his career) has totaled 34 shutouts, which has earned him a 27.4% clean sheet rate. The goalie hailing from Indonesia has faced 526 shots attempted against him in 124 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.41 (175 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .707. Audero has defended the goal for a total of 11,160 mins and has 374 stops in his career.
In their last outing, Udinese took a loss by a score of 2-1 against Napoli. Udinese earned a 46.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 of the 15 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by converting 342 out of their 411 passing tries for a rate of 83.2%. Udinese connected on 8 shots on target out of their 17 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 47.1% rate when they last took the field. With 17 goals and 12 assists in all their matches, Udinese sports an average of 1.06 goals and 0.75 assists per 90 min.
Tolgay Arslan should be able to be counted on for Udinese. The midfielder hailing from Germany has earned 14,458 minutes while earning 10 goals. He has accounted for 48 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 16 times. He is currently averaging 0.06 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 163 outings so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Rodrigo De Paul, the defender representing Italy. He has accumulated 28 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 30 different times. Paul has been handed a total of 30 yellow card cautions in 13,903 mins (160 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.18.
Juan Musso will look after the net for Udinese. Thus far in his career, Musso has conceded 143 goals while tallying 342 stops in 104 starts. He has allowed 1.37 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 36-26-42. He sports a save % of .738 and his clean sheet rate sits at 26.0%. Musso has totaled 27 clean sheets while he has seen 465 shots attempted against him in 9,360 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Udinese (+181) and over 2.5 goals
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