Venezia vs Atalanta Prediction, 4/23/2022 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Venezia vs Atalanta
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Location: Stadio Paolo Mazza in Ferrara, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Venezia (+400) Atalanta (-200)
Stadio Paolo Mazza is the site where David Okereke and Venezia (5-7-20, 19th in Serie A) will play Atalanta (14-9-8, 8th in Serie A) on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers will be Niki Maenpaa for Venezia and Juan Musso for Atalanta. Venezia are at +400 while the Goddess are at -200. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Venezia played Fiorentina in their last matchup and took a loss by a final of 1-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 79.4% received passes rate by connecting on 200 out of their 252 passing targets last match. Venezia tried 11 dribbles in this outing and completed 6 of those tries for a percentage of 54.5%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Venezia finished the game at a 33.3% rate by landing 1 shot on target of 3 total shots. Venezia averages 0.81 goals per 90 min (26 total goals) and are sitting with 17 assists in all competitions for the year.
David Okereke is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Venezia. Okereke has been in the starting lineup in 77 games in his pro soccer career and has 0.38 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Nigeria has accumulated 29 goals scored in 6,798 mins played. He has totaled 13 assists while accumulating 12 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Mattia Aramu, the forward hailing from Italy. Aramu has played 11,324 minutes in 133 career starting assignments and has been given 27 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 17 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 34 goals. He currently averages 0.27 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Venezia is Niki Maenpaa. Maenpaa (72-53-80 mark during his career) has 51 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 24.9% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper born in Finland has had 910 shots sent his way in 205 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.34 (273 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 70.7. Maenpaa has seen the field for a total of 18,338 minutes and has tallied 644 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
In their last game, Atalanta took a loss by a final score of 2-1 against Sassuolo. Atalanta had a 60.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 15 out of the 25 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by connecting on 421 of the 445 attempted passes earning a rate of 94.6%. Atalanta landed 4 shots on target out of their 15 shots tried giving them a 26.7% rate in their last outing. Having a total of 50 goals and 33 assists in all competitions, Atalanta has an average of 1.61 goals and 1.06 assists per 90 minutes.
Luis Muriel should be someone to watch for Atalanta. The forward who is from Colombia has accumulated 17,326 minutes and has scored 102 goals. He has accumulated 28 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 38 times. He averages 0.53 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 187 games during his career. Make sure to watch out for Mario Pasalic, the midfielder born in Germany. Pasalic has been handed 32 yellow cards in 15,211 professional minutes (172 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.33. He has earned 55 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 22 times.
Juan Musso will look after the net for Atalanta. During his professional soccer career, Musso has allowed 202 goals and has totaled 469 saves in 151 starts. He has conceded 1.34 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 56-38-57. He holds a save percentage of 73.6 and his clean sheet rate sits at 26.5%. Musso has 40 clean sheets while seeing 641 shots against him in 13,549 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atalanta (-200)
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