Spezia vs AS Roma Prediction, 5/23/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Spezia vs AS Roma
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Stadio Dino Manuzzi in Cesena, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Spezia (+385) AS Roma (-159)
Stadio Dino Manuzzi is the venue where Emanuel Gyasi and Spezia (9-11-17, 15th in Serie A) will play AS Roma (18-7-12, 7th in Serie A) on Sunday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Jeroen Zoet for Spezia and Antonio Mirante for AS Roma. The line on this game has Spezia priced at +385 and AS Roma are at -159. The O/U is set at 3.
Spezia took the field against Torino in their most recent game and went home with a win by a final score of 4-1. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 76.9% rate by connecting on 200 of the 260 passing attempts last match. Spezia tried 18 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 11 of those dribbles for a rate of 61.1%. Concerning shot accuracy, Spezia finished at a 58.3% rate by hitting 7 shots on target of 12 total shots. Spezia sports an average of 1.35 goals per 90 minutes (50 total goals) and have accounted for 35 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Emanuel Gyasi is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Spezia. Gyasi has had a starting assignment in 81 games during his career and scores 0.19 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Ghana has racked up 15 goals scored in 7,064 professional minutes. He has totaled 13 assists while earning 19 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is Daniele Verde, the forward representing Italy. Verde has accumulated 7,800 mins in 84 career starts and has been handed 6 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 13 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 24 total goals. He averages 0.28 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Spezia is Jeroen Zoet. Zoet (174-51-59 record during his career) has accounted for 91 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 31.9% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from the Netherlands has seen 969 shots sent his way in 285 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.09 (309 goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of 72.2. Zoet has seen the pitch for 25,575 mins and has tallied 691 saves so far in his career.
For their last outing, AS Roma earned three points by winning 2-0 against Lazio. They finished this game by connecting on 394 of the 467 passing attempts earning a rate of 84.4%. AS Roma had a 50.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 8 of the 16 dribbles they pursued. AS Roma converted 2 shots on target out of 13 shots attempted which gave them a 15.4% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having tallied 65 goals and 51 assists in all their matches, AS Roma is averaging 1.76 goals and 1.38 assists per 90 minutes.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan will need to provide a lift for AS Roma. He currently averages 0.39 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 276 games in his career. The forward from Armenia has played 24,846 professional minutes while he has scored 107 goals. He has tallied 40 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 75 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Edin Dzeko, the forward representing Bosnia. He has earned 201 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 63 different times. Dzeko has been handed a total of 54 yellow card cautions in 31,313 mins played (336 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.58.
Antonio Mirante will be looking after the goal for AS Roma. During his professional soccer career, Mirante has allowed 555 goals and has 1,316 stops in 413 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.35 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 128-112-169. He has earned a save percentage of 70.6 and his shutout rate is currently 30.0%. Mirante has totaled 124 shutouts while defending 1,869 shots attempted against him in 36,894 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take AS Roma (-159)
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