Udinese vs Atalanta Prediction, 1/20/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Udinese vs Atalanta
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: Dacia Arena in Udine, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Udinese (+291) Atalanta (-106)
Rodrigo De Paul and Udinese (4-4-9, 15th in Serie A) host Atalanta (9-5-3, 6th in Serie A) at Dacia Arena on Wednesday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Juan Musso for Udinese and Pierluigi Gollini for Atalanta. The Goddess are at at -106 while the White and Blacks are at +291. The total has been set at 2.75.
Udinese took the field against Sampdoria in their most recent game and took a loss by a score of 2-1. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 82.6% passes received rate by converting 352 out of their 426 passing attempts last match. Udinese attempted 16 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 12 of the dribbles for a rate of 75.0%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Udinese walked away from the pitch at a 33.3% clip by hitting 5 shots on target of 15 total shots. Udinese averages 1.06 goals per 90 (18 total goals) and have 12 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Rodrigo De Paul is a player who should impact this matchup for Udinese. Paul has been in the starting lineup in 161 contests during his career and accounts for 0.19 goals per 90 mins. The defender born in Italy has totaled 29 goals in 13,993 minutes played. He has totaled 30 assists while tallying 30 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Tolgay Arslan, the midfielder representing Germany. Arslan has played 14,472 minutes in 163 starts and has earned himself 48 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 16 times so far in his career while scoring 10 goals. He is averaging 0.06 G/90 so far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Udinese is Juan Musso. Musso has played for 9,450 minutes and has accumulated 346 stops during his soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.38 (145 total goals given up) and he has a save % of .738. The keeper hailing from Argentina has faced 470 shots attempted against him in 105 starting assignments. Musso (36-26-43 record in his career) has 27 clean sheets, which gives him a 25.7% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, Atalanta were able to avoid a loss with a score of 0-0 against Genoa. They finished this game by completing 577 out of their 710 passing tries for a percentage of 81.3%. Atalanta ended the game with a 68.8% successful dribble percentage by converting 11 out of the 16 dribbles they attempted. Atalanta landed 2 shots on target out of the team's 18 shots attempted earning them a 11.1% clip in their last game. Having accumulated 40 goals and 27 assists in all matches, Atalanta has an average of 2.35 goals and 1.59 assists per 90.
Duvan Zapata will be counted on for Atalanta. He currently averages 0.57 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 158 matches in his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from Colombia has 13,955 mins and has scored 88 goals. He has tallied 20 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 28 times. You should also keep an eye on Luis Muriel, the forward born in Colombia. Muriel has been handed 28 yellow card cautions in 15,273 minutes (164 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.50. He has earned 85 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 30 times.
Pierluigi Gollini is expected to look after the goal for Atalanta. So far in his pro soccer career, Gollini has allowed 143 goals and has accumulated 312 stops in 122 starts. He has allowed 1.18 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 52-41-30. He has a save % of .703 and his shutout rate is currently at 23.8%. Gollini has totaled 29 clean sheets and has defended 445 shots against him in 10,886 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Udinese (+291)
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