Sassuolo vs Fiorentina Prediction, 4/17/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sassuolo vs Fiorentina
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Mapei Stadium in Sassuolo, Italy
TV: ESPN 2
Odds/Point Spread: Sassuolo (+150) Fiorentina (+188)
Giacomo Bonaventura and Fiorentina (7-9-14, 15th in Serie A) head to Mapei Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Sassuolo (10-10-9, 9th in Serie A). The goalkeepers protecting the net are Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo and Bartlomiej Dragowski for Fiorentina. Fiorentina are at at +188 while Sassuolo are at +150. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Sassuolo faced off with Inter Milan in their most recent match and took a loss by a final of 2-1. In the passing game, they earned a 94.8% received passes percentage by completing 823 out of their 868 pass targets in their last outing. Sassuolo tried 19 dribbles in this contest and completed 10 of the attempts for a rate of 52.6%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Sassuolo ended this match at a 20.0% clip by hitting 3 shots on target of 15 shots. Sassuolo is averaging 1.59 g/90 (46 goals in total) and have accounted for 29 assists in all competitions this year.
Filip Duricic is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Sassuolo. He has 33 assists while tallying 35 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Duricic has been given a starting assignment in 185 games so far in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.19 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from Serbia has earned 33 goals scored in 15,742 minutes played. One more guy who should impact this match is Mehdi Bourabia, the defender who is from Serbia. Bourabia has totaled 11,675 mins in 125 starts and has been handed a total of 47 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 10 times in his career while scoring 11 total goals. He has an average of 0.08 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Sassuolo will be Andrea Consigli. Consigli has defended the goal for 41,856 mins and has 1,430 stops during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.35 (626 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of 70.3. The goalkeeper hailing from Italy has seen 2,035 shots attempted at him in 469 starts. Consigli (168-123-172 record during his soccer career) has earned 128 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 27.3% shutout rate.
For their last game, Fiorentina took a loss by a final score of 3-2 against Atalanta. Fiorentina earned a 62.5% successful dribble percentage by completing 15 of the 24 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by completing 325 out of their 381 pass attempts for a rate of 85.3%. Fiorentina connected on 2 shots on target out of 10 shots attempted earning them a 20.0% clip when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 35 goals and 25 assists in all competitions, Fiorentina averages 1.17 goals and 0.83 assists per 90 minutes.
Giacomo Bonaventura will need to provide a lift for Fiorentina. The midfielder from Italy has been on the field for 22,717 minutes while he has scored 54 goals. He has accumulated 38 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 37 times. He scores 0.21 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 256 games thus far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Dusan Vlahovic, the forward representing Serbia. He has 22 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 3 times. Vlahovic has earned himself 6 yellow card cautions in 4,287 professional minutes played (41 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his soccer career is 0.46.
Bartlomiej Dragowski will be residing in front of the goal for Fiorentina. Dragowski has 26 clean sheets while defending 525 shots against him in 10,385 career mins. He sports a save % of 67.6 and his clean sheet rate sits at 22.8%. He has allowed 1.60 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 32-31-52. So far in his career, Dragowski has given up 185 goals and has tallied 356 stops in 114 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sassuolo (+150)
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