Spezia vs Sampdoria Prediction, 1/11/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Spezia vs Sampdoria
Date: Monday, January 11, 2021
Location: Stadio Dino Manuzzi in Cesena, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Spezia (+1200) Sampdoria (+400)
Gaston Ramirez and Sampdoria (5-2-8, 11th in Serie A) are headed to Stadio Dino Manuzzi on Monday where they'll take on Spezia (2-5-8, 19th in Serie A). The goalies protecting the net will be Rafael for Spezia and Emil Audero for Sampdoria. The Eagles are at +1200 while Sampdoria are priced at +400. The over/under is set at 3.5.
Spezia faced Hellas Verona in their most recent match and took a loss by a final of 1-0. Spezia attempted 10 dribbles in this matchup and completed 8 of those attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. When discussing the passing game, they had a 76.3% received passes percentage by completing 344 of the 451 pass targets last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Spezia finished at a 14.3% clip by hitting 1 shot on target out of 7 total shots. Spezia is averaging 1.27 goals per 90 min (19 total goals) and have accounted for 15 assists in all matches for the season.
Emanuel Gyasi is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Spezia. He has accounted for 11 assists while tallying 17 yellow card cautions in his career. Gyasi has started 63 matches in his career and tallies 0.20 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Ghana has accumulated 12 goals in 5,443 professional minutes. One more guy who could decide who wins is M'Bala Nzola, the forward hailing from France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 2 times in his career while scoring 14 total goals. Nzola has been on the pitch for 3,001 mins in 32 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 6 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.42 G/90 for his career.
The guy defending the goal for Spezia is Rafael. Rafael has seen the field for a total of 16,523 minutes and has tallied 571 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.32 (242 total goals given up) and he holds a save % of .708. The keeper born in Brazil has had 811 shots sent in his direction in 183 career starting assignments. Rafael (82-42-60 record during his career) has accumulated 52 shutouts, which has earned him a 28.4% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Sampdoria went home defeated by a final of 1-0 against AS Roma. They wrapped up this outing by completing 249 out of their 341 passing attempts for a percentage of 73.0%. Sampdoria ended the game with a 66.7% successful dribble rate by converting 10 of the 15 dribbles they tried. Sampdoria landed 2 shots attempted out of 5 shots attempted which had them at a 40.0% rate in their last match. Having tallied 23 goals and 18 assists for all their games, Sampdoria averages 1.53 goals and 1.20 assists per 90 minutes.
Gaston Ramirez will need to provide a spark for Sampdoria. The forward from Uruguay has 15,640 professional minutes while he has scored 42 goals. He has 54 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times. He currently averages 0.24 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 185 matches thus far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Fabio Quagliarella, the forward representing Italy. Quagliarella has been given 47 yellow card cautions in 36,358 mins played (419 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.44. He has collected 178 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 50 times.
Emil Audero will reside in front of the goal for Sampdoria. Audero has totaled 34 shutouts while seeing 520 shots against him in 11,070 minutes in his career. He sports a save percentage of .706 and his shutout rate is currently 27.6%. He has conceded 1.41 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 46-28-49. During his pro soccer career, Audero has surrendered 174 goals and has racked up 369 stops in 123 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sampdoria (+400)
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