Sassuolo vs AS Roma Prediction, 4/3/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sassuolo vs AS Roma
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: Mapei Stadium in Sassuolo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Sassuolo (+195) AS Roma (+130)
Mapei Stadium is the site where Filip Duricic and Sassuolo (10-9-8, 8th in Serie A) will take on AS Roma (15-5-8, 6th in Serie A) on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo and Antonio Mirante for AS Roma. AS Roma are at at +130 while Sassuolo are at +195. The total is set at 3.
Sassuolo took the field against Torino in their last game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-2. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 87.0% rate by completing 414 out of their 476 targeted passes last game. Sassuolo tried 13 dribbles in this game and completed 8 of the attempts for a percentage of 61.5%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Sassuolo walked away from the pitch at a 21.4% rate by hitting 3 shots on target of 14 total shots. Sassuolo averages 1.59 goals per 90 (43 goals in total) and have earned 26 assists in all matches for the year.
Filip Duricic is a player who should impact this matchup for Sassuolo. Duricic has been given a starting assignment in 183 outings during his career and he tallies 0.19 G/90. The forward born in Serbia has totaled 33 goals in 15,569 minutes played. He has totaled 31 assists while accumulating 34 yellow card cautions so far in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Francesco Caputo, the forward born in Italy. He has assisted on a goal 48 times so far in his career and he has scored 166 total goals. Caputo has 31,438 minutes in 348 career starting assignments and has been given 45 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.48 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Sassuolo is Andrea Consigli. Consigli has played for a total of 41,676 minutes and is sitting with 1,423 stops in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.34 (622 goals conceded) and he has a save % of 70.3. The keeper from Italy has had 2,025 shots tried at him in 467 starting assignments. Consigli (168-122-171 mark during his career) has accounted for 128 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 27.4% shutout rate.
In their last outing, AS Roma went home defeated by a final of 2-0 against Napoli. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 499 of the 572 passes they tried earning a rate of 87.2%. AS Roma ended the game with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 11 of the 22 dribbles they pursued. AS Roma connected on 3 shots on target out of 8 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 37.5% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 50 goals and 38 assists in all matches, AS Roma has an average of 1.79 goals and 1.36 assists per 90 min.
Lorenzo Pellegrini will need to provide a spark for AS Roma. The midfielder representing Italy has been on the pitch for 10,924 mins and has scored 20 goals. He has 36 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 26 times. He sports an average of 0.16 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 130 matches in his career. You should also keep an eye on Edin Dzeko, the forward who is from Bosnia. Dzeko has earned himself 54 yellow cards in 30,930 mins (332 career starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.58. He has tallied 201 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 61 times.
Antonio Mirante is expected to look after the net for AS Roma. During his pro soccer career, Mirante has surrendered 552 goals while tallying 1,304 saves in 411 starts. He has allowed 1.35 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 127-112-168. He has a save % of 70.6 and his shutout rate is currently 29.9%. Mirante has tallied 123 clean sheets while defending 1,854 shots tried against him in 36,714 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take AS Roma (+130)
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