Sassuolo vs Spezia Prediction, 3/18/2022 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sassuolo vs Spezia
Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
Location: Mapei Stadium in Sassuolo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Sassuolo (-173) Spezia (+418)
Daniele Verde and Spezia (8-5-16, 15th in Serie A) go to Mapei Stadium on Friday where they'll meet Sassuolo (10-10-9, 10th in Serie A). The expected starting goaltenders will be Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo and Ivan Provedel for Spezia. The line on this contest has Sassuolo coming in at -173 and the Eagles are at +418. The total opens at 3.
Sassuolo played Salernitana in their last matchup and got the draw with a final of 2-2. In the passing game, they had a 91.7% passes received rate by completing 454 of the 495 pass attempts in their last outing. Sassuolo attempted 12 dribbles in this match and completed 8 of those attempts for a rate of 66.7%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Sassuolo walked away from the pitch at a 35.0% rate by hitting 7 shots on target out of 20 total shots. Sassuolo averages 1.62 goals per 90 min (47 total goals) and have racked up 24 assists in all games this season.
Davide Frattesi is a player who can be a difference maker for Sassuolo. He has 6 assists while earning 14 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Frattesi has had a starting assignment in 109 matches thus far in his career and has 0.16 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who is from Italy has racked up 17 goals scored in 9,531 mins.
One more guy who should impact this match is Domenico Berardi, the forward born in Italy. Berardi has been on the pitch for 23,454 minutes in 274 starting assignments and has been given 74 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 67 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 109 goals. He currently averages 0.42 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Sassuolo is Andrea Consigli. Consigli has seen the field for 45,186 minutes and has tallied 1,539 stops during his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.35 (678 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 70.4. The goalie from Italy has seen 2,190 shots attempted at him in 506 starts. Consigli (185-134-181 record in his career) has tallied 134 shutouts, which leaves him with a 26.5% clean sheet rate.
For their last match, Spezia got the victory with a final of 2-0 against Cagliari. They finished the match by converting 220 out of their 230 attempted passes for a rate of 95.7%. Spezia ended the game with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 of the 16 dribbles they tried. Spezia converted 8 shots on target out of their 14 shots attempted earning them a 57.1% clip in their last outing. Having earned a total of 27 goals and 13 assists for all their games, Spezia averages 0.93 goals and 0.45 assists per 90 minutes.
Daniele Verde will be counted on for Spezia. The forward from Italy has played 9,339 minutes while earning 30 goals. He has 8 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 15 times. He sports an average of 0.29 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 101 matches during his career. Make sure to watch out for Emanuel Gyasi, the forward representing Ghana. Gyasi has been handed 26 yellow card cautions in 9,502 minutes played (109 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.18. He has collected 19 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 13 times.
Ivan Provedel will look after the goal for Spezia. Provedel has totaled 43 shutouts and has seen 847 shots attempted against him in 17,229 mins throughout his career. He holds a save % of 70.4 and his clean sheet rate is 22.4%. He has allowed 1.44 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 54-64-72. Thus far in his career, Provedel has conceded 276 goals and has 594 saves in 192 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sassuolo (-173)
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