Torino vs Sassuolo Prediction, 2/26/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Torino vs Sassuolo
Date: Friday, February 26, 2021
Location: Stadio Olimpico di Torino in Torino, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Torino (+175) Sassuolo (+130)
Francesco Caputo and Sassuolo (9-8-6, 8th in Serie A) travel to Stadio Olimpico di Torino on Friday where they'll take on Torino (3-11-9, 17th in Serie A). The starting goalkeepers will be Salvatore Sirigu for Torino and Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo. The Maroons are at +175 while Sassuolo are at +130. The over/under opens at 3.5.
Torino faced Cagliari in their last game and earned the victory with a final of 1-0. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 81.3% received passes percentage by connecting on 313 out of their 385 pass targets in their last outing. Torino tried 17 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 10 of those tries for a percentage of 58.8%. Regarding shot accuracy, Torino finished the game at a 50.0% clip by putting 5 shots on target of 10 total shots. Torino averages 1.39 goals per 90 minutes (32 total goals) and are sitting with 19 assists in all competitions for the year.
Andrea Belotti is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Torino. Belotti has had a starting assignment in 211 matchups during his career and accounts for 0.49 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Italy has totaled 108 goals in 19,665 minutes played. He has totaled 31 assists while earning 29 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this game is Sasa Lukic, the midfielder representing Serbia. Lukic has played 7,658 minutes in 85 starting assignments and has been given a total of 33 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 3 times during his career and he has scored 8 goals. He has an average of 0.09 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Torino is Salvatore Sirigu. Sirigu has seen the pitch for 33,892 minutes and is sitting with 1,117 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.25 (469 total goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of 71.5. The keeper born in Italy has had 1,563 shots attempted against him in 378 starts. Sirigu (174-100-102 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 121 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 32.0% shutout percentage.
For their last outing, Sassuolo earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Bologna. Sassuolo had a 45.5% successful dribble rate by converting 5 of the 11 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by completing 592 out of their 682 passes they attempted for a percentage of 86.8%. Sassuolo connected on 8 shots on target out of their 30 shots tried which had them sitting at a 26.7% clip when they last took the field. Having accumulated 36 goals and 22 assists in all their games, Sassuolo sports an average of 1.57 goals and 0.96 assists per 90.
Francesco Caputo will need to be on top of his game for Sassuolo. The forward born in Italy has totaled 31,123 professional minutes and has earned 165 goals. He has totaled 45 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 47 times. He is currently averaging 0.48 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 345 matches during his soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Filip Duricic, the forward born in Serbia. He has totaled 32 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 31 times. Duricic has earned himself 32 yellow card cautions in 15,315 professional minutes played (180 starts). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.19.
Andrea Consigli will be looking after the net for Sassuolo. So far in his career, Consigli has surrendered 612 goals and has 1,405 saves in 463 starts. He has allowed 1.33 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 167-121-169. He is the owner of a save % of 70.4 and his shutout rate is currently 27.6%. Consigli has recorded 128 clean sheets while seeing 1,998 shots tried against him in 41,316 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Torino (+175)
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