Sassuolo vs Hellas Verona Prediction, 3/13/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sassuolo vs Hellas Verona
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Mapei Stadium in Sassuolo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Sassuolo (+118) Hellas Verona (+281)
Filip Duricic and Sassuolo (9-9-7, 9th in Serie A) host Hellas Verona (10-8-8, 8th in Serie A) at Mapei Stadium on Saturday. The men protecting the net are Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo and Marco Silvestri for Hellas Verona. Sassuolo are at +118 while Hellas Verona are priced at +281. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Sassuolo faced Udinese in their most recent game and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-0. In regard to passing, they earned a 89.4% rate by completing 656 of the 734 passing attempts last contest. Sassuolo tried 16 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 7 of the attempts for a percentage of 43.8%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Sassuolo wrapped this game up at a 20.0% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 10 total shots. Sassuolo sports an average of 1.52 goals per 90 minutes (38 goals in total) and have accumulated 22 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Filip Duricic is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Sassuolo. Duricic has been in the starting lineup in 181 outings in his career while he scores 0.19 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Serbia has racked up 32 goals scored in 15,444 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 31 assists while tallying 33 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Francesco Caputo, the forward born in Italy. Caputo has accumulated 31,258 minutes in 346 career starts and has been handed 45 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 47 times during his career while scoring 166 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.48 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Sassuolo is Andrea Consigli. Consigli has seen the field for a total of 41,496 mins and has 1,412 stops so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.34 (617 goals conceded) and he has earned a save percentage of 70.3. The keeper hailing from Italy has had 2,009 shots tried at him in 465 starting assignments. Consigli (167-122-170 record in his career) has accounted for 128 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.5% shutout rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Hellas Verona took a loss by a final score of 2-0 against AC Milan. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 387 out of their 502 passes they attempted for a rate of 77.1%. Hellas Verona finished with a 62.5% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 out of the 16 dribbles they attempted. Hellas Verona had 0 shots on goal out of their 11 shots attempted which gave them a 0% rate in their last outing. Having tallied 27 goals and 20 assists in all their matches, Hellas Verona sports an average of 1.04 goals and 0.77 assists per 90 minutes.
Miguel Veloso should be able to be counted on for Hellas Verona. He currently averages 0.06 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 296 games so far in his pro soccer career. The midfielder from Portugal has totaled 25,911 mins while he has scored 18 goals. He has collected 76 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 37 times. Be sure to watch out for Antonin Barak, the forward representing Spain. He has tallied 26 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 12 different times. Barak has been handed a total of 17 yellow cards in 9,416 mins (104 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.25.
Marco Silvestri will be residing in front of the goal for Hellas Verona. Silvestri has 49 clean sheets while defending 751 shots tried against him in 19,046 mins in his career. He has a save percentage of 71.5 and his clean sheet rate is currently 23.2%. He has allowed 1.06 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 66-72-73. In his career, Silvestri has conceded 224 goals and has accumulated 533 saves in 211 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sassuolo (+118)
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