Torino vs Spezia Prediction, 1/16/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Torino vs Spezia
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: Stadio Olimpico di Torino in Torino, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Torino (+105) Spezia (+305)
Stadio Olimpico di Torino is the site where Andrea Belotti and Torino (2-6-9, 18th in Serie A) will play Spezia (3-5-8, 17th in Serie A) on Saturday. The goalies who are expected to start are Salvatore Sirigu for Torino and Rafael for Spezia. The odds on this matchup have Torino priced at +105 and the Eagles are at +305. The total has been set at 2.5.
Torino played AC Milan in their last game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0. Torino tried 17 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 7 of the tries for a rate of 41.2%. In sharing the ball, they earned a 84.6% received passes rate by completing 428 out of their 506 passing attempts last match. In regard to shooting accuracy, Torino wrapped this game up at a 22.2% clip by hitting 2 shots on target of 9 total shots. Torino is averaging 1.47 g/90 (25 goals in total) and have accumulated 14 assists in all competitions for the season.
Andrea Belotti is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Torino. Belotti has started 205 matchups during his pro soccer career while scoring 0.50 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Italy has accumulated 106 goals in 19,125 professional minutes played. He has totaled 30 assists while earning 27 yellow cards in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Sasa Lukic, the midfielder representing Serbia. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 3 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 8 total goals. Lukic has totaled 7,218 minutes in 79 career starting assignments and has earned himself 32 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.10 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Torino will be Salvatore Sirigu. Sirigu has defended the goal for 33,352 mins and has earned 1,108 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.25 (463 goals given up) and he holds a save % of .715. The keeper born in Italy has faced 1,550 shots tried against him in 372 starts. Sirigu (173-95-102 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 118 clean sheets, which has earned him a 31.7% clean sheet percentage.
For their last outing, Spezia took home the win by a final score of 2-1 against Napoli. They finished this game by completing 313 out of their 391 passes they attempted for a rate of 80.1%. Spezia finished with a 55.6% successful dribble percentage by completing 5 of the 9 dribbles they attempted. Spezia had 2 shots on target out of 8 shots attempted giving them a 25.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 21 goals and 15 assists in all competitions, Spezia is averaging 1.31 goals and 0.94 assists per 90 minutes.
M'Bala Nzola will be someone to watch for Spezia. The forward hailing from France has totaled 3,091 professional minutes and has scored 15 goals. He has tallied 6 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 2 times. He is currently averaging 0.44 G/90 and has been a starter in 33 games so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Emanuel Gyasi, the forward representing Ghana. He has totaled 12 goals in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 11 different times. Gyasi has been handed a total of 17 yellow cards in 5,488 minutes played (63 starts). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.20.
Rafael will be residing in front of the goal for Spezia. So far in his career, Rafael has allowed 242 goals and has 571 saves in 183 starts. He has allowed 1.32 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 82-42-60. He has a save % of .708 and his shutout rate is currently 28.4%. Rafael has totaled 52 shutouts and has seen 811 shots attempted against him in 16,523 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Torino (+105)
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