Torino vs AS Roma Prediction, 4/18/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Torino vs AS Roma
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Stadio Olimpico di Torino in Torino, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Torino (+350) AS Roma (-138)
Stadio Olimpico di Torino is the site where Sasa Lukic and Torino (5-12-12, 17th in Serie A) will take on AS Roma (16-6-8, 7th in Serie A) on Sunday. The men protecting the net are Samir Ujkani for Torino and Antonio Mirante for AS Roma. The Maroons are at +350 while AS Roma are at -138. The O/U has been set at 3.5.
Torino faced Udinese in their most recent match and took home the win by a score of 1-0. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 80.6% received passes rate by converting 253 of the 314 passing targets in their last outing. Torino attempted 16 dribbles in this contest and completed 8 of the tries for a rate of 50.0%. Torino is averaging 1.41 goals per 90 (41 total goals) and are sitting with 23 assists in all competitions this season.
Sasa Lukic is a guy who can be a difference maker for Torino. Lukic has started 88 outings during his career and scores 0.09 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder representing Serbia has recorded 8 goals in 7,920 mins. He has totaled 3 assists while earning 33 yellow cards during his career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Simone Zaza, the forward representing Italy. Zaza has totaled 16,640 mins in 172 career starts and has been handed 76 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 14 times in his career and he has scored 77 total goals. He averages 0.42 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Torino will be Samir Ujkani. Ujkani has played for 16,745 minutes and has tallied 589 saves during his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.09 (203 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 75.2. The goalie born in Kosovo has seen 791 shots attempted at him in 187 career starts. Ujkani (45-82-60 mark during his career) has earned 52 clean sheets, which gives him a 27.8% shutout percentage.
For their last match, AS Roma walked away with a victory by a final of 1-0 against Bologna. They finished the match by connecting on 368 out of their 430 passes they tried for a rate of 85.6%. AS Roma finished with a 55.6% successful dribble rate by converting 10 out of the 18 dribbles they tried. AS Roma landed 6 shots on goal out of 14 shots tried earning them a 42.9% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 53 goals and 40 assists for all their matches, AS Roma averages 1.77 goals and 1.33 assists per 90 min.
Lorenzo Pellegrini will need to provide a lift for AS Roma. He is averaging 0.17 goals per 90 and has started 131 outings during his pro soccer career. The midfielder from Italy has been on the field for 11,029 professional minutes while scoring 21 goals. He has tallied 38 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 26 times. You should also keep an eye on Edin Dzeko, the forward representing Bosnia. He has scored 201 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 61 times. Dzeko has been given 54 yellow cards in 30,938 professional minutes played (332 starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.58.
Antonio Mirante will be looking after the goal for AS Roma. Mirante has accumulated 124 clean sheets while he has seen 1,858 shots tried against him in 36,804 career mins. He holds a save percentage of 70.6 and his shutout rate is currently at 30.1%. He has conceded 1.35 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 128-112-168. So far in his career, Mirante has conceded 552 goals and has accounted for 1,308 saves in 412 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take AS Roma (-138)
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