Torino vs Atalanta Prediction, 8/21/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Torino vs Atalanta
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Stadio Olimpico di Torino in Torino, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Torino (+600) Atalanta (-208)
Luis Muriel and Atalanta (23-9-6, 3rd in Serie A) travel to Stadio Olimpico di Torino on Saturday where they'll take on Torino (7-16-15, 17th in Serie A). The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Vanja Milinkovic-Savic for Torino and Juan Musso for Atalanta. The moneyline on this game has Torino priced at +600 and the Goddess are at -208. The over/under is set at 3.5.
Torino played Benevento in their most recent match and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 1-1. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 88.2% passes received rate by converting 456 of the 517 pass targets last match. Torino tried 6 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 3 of those tries for a rate of 50.0%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Torino finished the game at a 45.5% clip by landing 5 shots on target of 11 total shots. Torino has an average of 1.29 goals per 90 (49 goals in total) and are sitting with 28 assists in all contests this year.
Simone Zaza is a player who should be able to impact this game for Torino. He has accounted for 14 assists while earning 76 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Zaza has been in the starting lineup in 175 outings in his career while he scores 0.41 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Italy has accumulated 78 goals in 17,004 mins played.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Andrea Belotti, the forward who represents Italy. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 32 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 110 goals. Belotti has earned 20,594 mins during 222 career starting assignments and has been handed 29 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.48 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Torino will be Vanja Milinkovic-Savic. Milinkovic-Savic has seen the field for a total of 5,654 minutes and has tallied 185 saves during his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.00 (63 goals conceded) and his save percentage is 76.1. The goalkeeper born in Spain has had 247 shots sent in his direction in 62 starting assignments. Milinkovic-Savic (34-14-15 record in his career) has recorded 21 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 33.9% clean sheet rate.
In their last game, Atalanta took a loss by a final score of 2-0 against AC Milan. They wrapped up this match by converting 592 out of their 654 passes they attempted for a percentage of 90.5%. Atalanta finished the match with a 46.2% successful dribble percentage by completing 12 of the 26 dribbles they pursued. Atalanta landed 1 shot on target out of 13 shots attempted giving them a 7.7% rate in their last outing. With 89 goals and 65 assists in all competitions, Atalanta has an average of 2.34 goals and 1.71 assists per 90 minutes.
Luis Muriel will need to provide a spark for Atalanta. The forward hailing from Colombia has totaled 16,219 professional minutes and he has scored 97 goals. He has accumulated 28 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 35 times. He is averaging 0.54 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 175 games thus far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Duvan Zapata, the forward representing Colombia. Zapata has earned himself 20 yellow cards in 15,266 professional minutes played (174 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.57. He has scored 96 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 33 times.
Juan Musso is expected to look after the net for Udinese. Musso has tallied 32 clean sheets and has defended 554 shots attempted against him in 11,247 career mins. He holds a save percentage of 74.5 and his clean sheet rate sits at 25.6%. He has conceded 1.38 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 42-32-51. During his career, Musso has given up 173 goals and has accumulated 411 stops in 125 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Torino (+600)
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