Spezia vs Cagliari Prediction, 3/20/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Spezia vs Cagliari
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Location: Stadio Dino Manuzzi in Cesena, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Spezia (+150) Cagliari (+226)
Giovanni Simeone and Cagliari (5-7-15, 17th in Serie A) are headed to Stadio Dino Manuzzi on Saturday where they'll take on Spezia (6-8-13, 15th in Serie A). The starting goalies are Jeroen Zoet for Spezia and Alessio Cragno for Cagliari. Cagliari are at at +226 while the Eagles are at +150. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Spezia stepped onto the pitch against Atalanta in their last matchup and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-1. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 82.4% received passes percentage by converting 482 of the 585 pass attempts in their last game. Spezia tried 13 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 6 of those tries for a percentage of 46.2%. Regarding shot accuracy, Spezia finished the game at a 42.9% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 7 shots. Spezia is averaging 1.26 goals per 90 (34 goals in total) and have earned 23 assists in all matches this season.
Andrey Galabinov is a player who should impact this matchup for Spezia. He has totaled 25 assists while tallying 16 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Galabinov has been a starter in 137 matches in his career while he scores 0.44 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Italy has earned 63 goals scored in 12,897 mins played. Another player who should impact this match is Emanuel Gyasi, the forward hailing from Ghana. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 15 goals. Gyasi has earned 6,467 mins in 74 starts and has been given 19 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.21 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Spezia is Jeroen Zoet. Zoet (172-51-58 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 91 shutouts, which gives him a 32.3% shutout percentage. The keeper from the Netherlands has had 958 shots attempted against him in 282 career starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.08 (305 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of 72.1. Zoet has seen the field for a total of 25,305 mins and is sitting with 682 saves in his career.
When they last played, Cagliari walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-1 against Juventus. They finished this game by connecting on 464 out of their 537 passing attempts earning a percentage of 86.4%. Cagliari finished the match with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 5 out of the 10 dribbles they pursued. Cagliari converted 4 shots on goal out of 12 shots tried which had them sitting at a 33.3% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 30 goals and 18 assists in all their contests, Cagliari averages 1.11 goals and 0.67 assists per 90 minutes.
Giovanni Simeone will need to be on top of his game for Cagliari. The forward born in Argentina has been on the pitch for 15,273 mins while scoring 62 goals. He has totaled 15 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 13 times. He has an average of 0.37 goals per 90 mins and has started 174 outings in his career. Make sure to watch out for Joao Pedro, the forward born in Brazil. He has earned 77 goals in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 24 times. Pedro has been handed 45 yellow card warnings in 17,013 professional minutes played (194 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.41.
Alessio Cragno will look after the net for Cagliari. So far in his pro soccer career, Cragno has allowed 293 goals and has tallied 664 stops in 207 starts. He has conceded 1.42 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 58-57-91. He has a save percentage of 71.0 and his shutout rate is currently at 22.7%. Cragno has totaled 47 clean sheets while seeing 942 shots against him in 18,511 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Spezia (+150)
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