Sassuolo vs Spezia Prediction, 2/6/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sassuolo vs Spezia
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Mapei Stadium in Sassuolo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Sassuolo (-116) Spezia (+240)
Filip Duricic and Sassuolo (8-7-5, 8th in Serie A) host Spezia (4-6-10, 16th in Serie A) at Mapei Stadium on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo and Jeroen Zoet for Spezia. Sassuolo are at -116 while the Eagles are at +240. The total opens at 3.5.
Sassuolo faced Cagliari in their last game and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. In regard to passing, they earned a 86.2% passes received rate by converting 564 out of their 654 pass targets last match. Sassuolo tried 14 dribbles in this game and were successful in 5 of those dribbles for a rate of 35.7%. Regarding shot accuracy, Sassuolo walked away from the pitch at a 23.5% rate by hitting 4 shots on target of 17 total shots. Sassuolo averages 1.60 goals per 90 (32 goals in total) and are sitting with 20 assists in all games this year.
Filip Duricic is a player who should be able to impact this match for Sassuolo. He has accounted for 31 assists while tallying 32 yellow cards in his career. Duricic has been a starter in 177 games in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.19 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Serbia has earned 32 goals in 15,092 professional minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Francesco Caputo, the forward representing Italy. Caputo has 30,872 mins during 342 career starting assignments and has been handed 45 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 46 times in his career and he has scored 162 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.47 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Sassuolo will be Andrea Consigli. Consigli (166-120-168 mark in his career) has earned 128 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.8% clean sheet rate. The goalie from Italy has had 1,987 shots tried against him in 460 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.33 (608 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of .704. Consigli has seen the field for a total of 41,046 minutes and has earned 1,399 stops in his career.
When they last took the field, Spezia took a defeat with a final score of 1-0 against Udinese. Spezia had a 60.0% successful dribble rate by converting 6 of the 10 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 519 of the 600 attempted passes for a rate of 86.5%. Spezia connected on 5 shots on target out of the team's 10 shots attempted which had them at a 50.0% clip in their last game. Having earned a total of 26 goals and 17 assists for all their matches, Spezia is averaging 1.30 goals and 0.85 assists per 90.
Emanuel Gyasi will need to be on top of his game for Spezia. He scores 0.19 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 67 matches during his soccer career. The forward who is from Ghana has been on the pitch for 5,837 mins while he has scored 12 goals. He has totaled 19 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times. You should also keep an eye on Diego Farias, the defender representing Italy. Farias has been given 46 yellow cards in 16,418 mins played (181 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.30. He has accounted for 55 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 34 different times.
Jeroen Zoet will reside in front of the net for Spezia. Zoet has racked up 91 shutouts and defended 948 shots attempted against him in 25,125 career mins. He has earned a save percentage of .723 and his clean sheet rate sits at 32.5%. He has allowed 1.08 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 172-50-57. Thus far in his career, Zoet has given up 301 goals and has 676 stops in 280 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sassuolo (-116)
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