Sassuolo vs Lazio Prediction, 5/23/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sassuolo vs Lazio
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Mapei Stadium in Sassuolo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Sassuolo (+121) Lazio (+162)
Ciro Immobile and Lazio (21-4-11, 6th in Serie A) go to Mapei Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet Sassuolo (16-11-10, 8th in Serie A). The goalies protecting the net are Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo and Pepe Reina for Lazio. The line on this contest has Sassuolo coming in at +121 and Lazio are at +162. The total is set at 3.
Sassuolo faced off with Parma in their most recent game and went home with a win by a final score of 3-1. Sassuolo tried 13 dribbles in this matchup and converted 4 of the dribbles for a percentage of 30.8%. In regard to passing, they earned a 90.8% received passes rate by converting 659 out of their 726 pass targets last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Sassuolo finished at a 66.7% rate by putting 8 shots on target of 12 shots. Sassuolo sports an average of 1.59 goals per 90 min (59 goals in total) and have racked up 35 assists in all matches for the year.
Francesco Caputo is a player who should be able to impact this match for Sassuolo. Caputo has been in the starting lineup in 348 matches so far in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.47 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Italy has 166 goals in 31,475 mins. He has accounted for 48 assists while earning 45 yellow card cautions in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Domenico Berardi, the forward hailing from Italy. Berardi has been on the field for 21,110 minutes in 247 starts and has been handed a total of 67 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 59 times during his career and he has scored 96 goals. He is averaging 0.41 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Sassuolo will be Andrea Consigli. Consigli (174-124-173 mark in his career) has earned 130 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.3% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper born in Italy has had 2,076 shots attempted at him in 477 starts. His GA/90 is 1.34 (634 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 70.5. Consigli has defended the goal for 42,576 mins and has accumulated 1,463 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
For their last outing, Lazio took a defeat with a final score of 2-0 against AS Roma. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 425 of the 481 pass attempts earning a rate of 88.4%. Lazio ended the game with a 61.5% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 8 out of the 13 dribbles they attempted. Lazio converted 4 shots on target out of their 9 shots attempted giving them a 44.4% rate when they last took the field. Having a total of 59 goals and 40 assists in all their matches, Lazio sports an average of 1.64 goals and 1.11 assists per 90 min.
Ciro Immobile will need to provide a lift for Lazio. The forward from Italy has been on the field for 25,439 mins and he has scored 190 goals. He has accounted for 51 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 44 times. He is averaging 0.67 G/90 and has started 289 games so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, the midfielder born in Spain. Milinkovic-Savic has been given a total of 49 yellow cards in 17,895 professional minutes (204 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.23. He has earned 45 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 29 times.
Pepe Reina will reside in front of the goal for Lazio. So far in his pro soccer career, Reina has given up 610 goals and has racked up 1,759 saves in 612 starts. He has allowed 1.00 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 325-150-136. He holds a save percentage of 74.8 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 39.7%. Reina has accumulated 243 clean sheets while defending 2,356 shots tried against him in 54,942 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sassuolo (+121)
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