Fiorentina vs Venezia Prediction, 4/16/2022 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fiorentina vs Venezia
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Fiorentina (-291) Venezia (+879)
Cristiano Biraghi and Fiorentina (16-5-10, 7th in Serie A) play Venezia (5-7-19, 19th in Serie A) at Stadio Artemio Franchi on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Pietro Terracciano for Fiorentina and Niki Maenpaa for Venezia. The odds on this contest have Fiorentina coming in at -291 and Venezia are at +879. The O/U has been set at 3.
Fiorentina stepped onto the pitch against Napoli in their last match and took home the win by a score of 3-2. Fiorentina tried 23 dribbles in this match and were successful in 15 of those tries for a percentage of 65.2%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 89.1% received passes rate by connecting on 443 out of their 497 targeted passes last match.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Fiorentina wrapped this game up at a 36.4% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 11 total shots. Fiorentina averages 1.68 goals per 90 (52 goals in total) and have accumulated 28 assists in all matches for the year.
Cristiano Biraghi is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Fiorentina. He has totaled 26 assists while accumulating 71 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. Biraghi has been a starter in 281 matches during his pro soccer career while he scores 0.04 goals per 90 mins. The defender born in Italy has earned 10 goals scored in 25,095 mins played.
Someone else who should impact this game is Riccardo Saponara, the forward representing Italy. Saponara has been on the pitch for 16,081 mins in 188 starting assignments and has been given 37 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 48 times during his career while he has scored 36 goals. He averages 0.20 G/90 for his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Fiorentina will be Pietro Terracciano. Terracciano (43-40-41 mark in his career) has accounted for 32 shutouts, which gives him a 25.8% clean sheet rate. The goalie from Italy has had 523 shots sent in his direction in 124 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.26 (158 goals given up) and he has a save % of 70.7. Terracciano has seen the pitch for 11,318 minutes and has tallied 372 saves thus far in his career.
For their last match, Venezia took a loss by a final score of 2-1 against Udinese. They wrapped up this match by converting 298 of the 362 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 82.3%. Venezia had a 56.5% successful dribble rate by converting 13 out of the 23 dribbles they tried. Venezia converted 4 shots on target out of their 9 shots tried which had them at a 44.4% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 26 goals and 17 assists in all their contests, Venezia is averaging 0.84 goals and 0.55 assists per 90 min.
Mattia Aramu should be someone to watch for Venezia. He sports an average of 0.27 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 133 contests thus far in his career. The forward from Italy has 11,289 mins while scoring 34 goals. He has accumulated 27 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 17 times. Make sure to watch out for David Okereke, the forward who represents Nigeria. He has earned 29 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 13 different times. Okereke has been handed 11 yellow card cautions in 6,721 professional minutes (76 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.39.
Niki Maenpaa will reside in front of the net for Venezia. In his career, Maenpaa has surrendered 272 goals and has 640 saves in 204 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.34 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 72-53-79. He holds a save % of 70.6 and his shutout rate is currently 25.0%. Maenpaa has accumulated 51 clean sheets and has defended 905 shots against him in 18,248 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Venezia (+879)
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