Cagliari vs Sassuolo Prediction, 4/16/2022 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cagliari vs Sassuolo
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Sardegna Arena in Cagliari, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Cagliari (+204) Sassuolo (+116)
Sardegna Arena is the site where Leonardo Pavoletti and Cagliari (5-10-17, 17th in Serie A) will take on Sassuolo (12-10-10, 9th in Serie A) on Saturday. The men protecting the net are Alessio Cragno for Cagliari and Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo. Sassuolo are at at +116 while Cagliari are at +204. The O/U opens at 3.
Cagliari took the field against Juventus in their last game and took a loss by a score of 2-1. Cagliari attempted 4 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 3 of those tries for a percentage of 75.0%. In regard to passing, they earned a 97.7% received passes rate by completing 256 of the 262 pass attempts in their last match.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Cagliari finished at a 25.0% rate by hitting 1 SoT out of 4 shots. Cagliari sports an average of 0.94 goals per 90 (30 goals in total) and are sitting with 20 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Leonardo Pavoletti is a guy who should impact this matchup for Cagliari. Pavoletti has had a starting assignment in 182 matches so far in his career while he scores 0.49 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Italy has tallied 91 goals scored in 16,683 minutes played. He has 19 assists while earning 51 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career.
Someone else who should impact this match is Joao Pedro, the forward representing Brazil. He has helped on a goal 28 times during his career while scoring 92 goals. Pedro has played 20,687 minutes during 235 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 55 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.40 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Cagliari is Alessio Cragno. Cragno (64-68-110 record in his career) has recorded 49 shutouts, which gives him a 20.2% shutout rate. The keeper hailing from Italy has faced 1,121 shots attempted against him in 243 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.47 (356 total goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of 70.5. Cragno has seen the pitch for a total of 21,751 minutes and is sitting with 782 saves during his soccer career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Sassuolo got the victory with a final of 2-1 against Atalanta. Sassuolo finished with a 81.8% successful dribble rate by completing 9 of the 11 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this contest by converting 442 out of their 486 attempted passes for a rate of 90.9%. Sassuolo had 7 shots on target out of 14 shots tried earning them a 50.0% clip in their last outing. With 54 goals and 27 assists in all their games, Sassuolo averages 1.69 goals and 0.84 assists per 90.
Gianluca Scamacca will need to provide a spark for Sassuolo. The forward representing Italy has been on the field for 6,160 minutes and has scored 31 goals. He has collected 10 yellow cards during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 3 times. He scores 0.45 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 63 games thus far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Giacomo Raspadori, the forward representing Italy. He has earned 17 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 3 different times. Raspadori has earned himself 9 yellow cards in 3,709 professional minutes played (41 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.41.
Andrea Consigli will reside in front of the goal for Sassuolo. During his professional soccer career, Consigli has given up 682 goals while earning 1,544 saves in 509 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.35 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 187-134-182. He sports a save % of 70.3 and his clean sheet rate sits at 26.3%. Consigli has totaled 134 shutouts while defending 2,200 shots against him in 45,456 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cagliari (+204)
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