Sassuolo vs Atalanta Prediction, 5/2/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sassuolo vs Atalanta
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Mapei Stadium in Sassuolo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Sassuolo (+574) Atalanta (-236)
Mapei Stadium is the venue where Mehdi Bourabia and Sassuolo (14-10-9, 8th in Serie A) will play Atalanta (20-8-5, 2nd in Serie A) on Sunday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo and Pierluigi Gollini for Atalanta. Sassuolo are at +574 while the Goddess are at -236. The O/U is set at 3.25.
Sassuolo faced off with Sampdoria in their last game and went home with a win by a final score of 1-0. In regard to passing, they ended with a 93.0% received passes percentage by connecting on 688 of the 740 pass targets last game. Sassuolo attempted 15 dribbles in this match and converted 8 of those attempts for a rate of 53.3%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Sassuolo wrapped this game up at a 43.8% rate by landing 7 shots on target of 16 shots. Sassuolo has an average of 1.58 goals per 90 min (52 total goals) and have accounted for 31 assists in all games for the season.
Mehdi Bourabia is a guy who can be a difference maker for Sassuolo. He has totaled 10 assists while earning 47 yellow cards during his career. Bourabia has had a starting assignment in 125 matchups thus far in his career and he scores 0.08 goals per 90. The defender representing Serbia has totaled 11 goals scored in 11,675 minutes. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Hamed Traore, the midfielder who is from Cote d'Ivoire. Traore has earned 5,709 mins in 66 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 14 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 4 times during his soccer career while scoring 11 goals. He is averaging 0.17 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Sassuolo will be Andrea Consigli. Consigli has defended the goal for a total of 42,216 minutes and is sitting with 1,444 saves during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.34 (628 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of 70.5. The goalie born in Italy has had 2,051 shots attempted against him in 473 career starts. Consigli (172-123-172 record during his career) has recorded 130 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 27.5% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, Atalanta earned three points by winning 5-0 against Bologna. They finished this game by converting 435 out of their 512 passes they tried earning a rate of 85.0%. Atalanta finished with a 66.7% successful dribble rate by converting 10 out of the 15 dribbles they attempted. Atalanta converted 8 shots on target out of 25 shots attempted giving them a 32.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 77 goals and 55 assists for all their games, Atalanta averages 2.33 goals and 1.67 assists per 90 min.
Luis Muriel should be someone to watch for Atalanta. The forward who is from Colombia has earned 16,030 mins and has earned 94 goals. He has 28 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped on a goal 34 times. He is averaging 0.53 goals per 90 and has started 174 contests in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Duvan Zapata, the forward hailing from Colombia. Zapata has been handed 20 yellow card warnings in 14,939 professional minutes played (169 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.57. He has 95 goals in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 31 times.
Pierluigi Gollini will be looking after the goal for Atalanta. In his career, Gollini has allowed 157 goals and has totaled 329 stops in 133 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.19 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 59-44-31. He has a save % of 69.3 and his clean sheet rate sits at 24.8%. Gollini has accumulated 33 clean sheets and has defended 476 shots attempted against him in 11,876 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sassuolo (+574)
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