Benevento vs Napoli Prediction, 10/25/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Benevento vs Napoli
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2020
Location: Stadio Ciro Vigorito in Benevento, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Benevento (+700) Napoli (-265)
Dries Mertens and Napoli (3-0-0, 4th in Serie A) go to Stadio Ciro Vigorito on Sunday where they'll meet Benevento (2-0-2, 8th in Serie A). The starting goalkeepers will be Lorenzo Montipo for Benevento and David Ospina for Napoli. The Sorcerers are at +700 while the Blues are at -265. The O/U has been set at 3.5.
Benevento have accounted for 8 goals on the campaign, which is currently 6th in the league. They have attempted 41 shots at their opponents goal with 16 being on target, which is a 39.0% SOT percentage. Benevento controls possession for 45.5% of matches while dribbling successfully 57.9% of the time (16th in the league). They have caught 1,328 passes on 1,496 targets this year, giving them a receiving percentage of 88.8%.
Gianluca Caprari is a guy who should impact this matchup for Benevento. He has totaled 22 assists while accumulating 29 yellow cards in his career. Caprari has been a starter in 152 contests during his soccer career and accounts for 0.33 G/90. The forward hailing from Italy has accumulated 50 goals scored in 13,729 minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Gianluca Lapadula, the forward representing Italy. He has assisted on a goal 16 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 55 goals. Lapadula has been on the pitch for 9,081 mins in 93 starting assignments and has been handed 22 yellow card warnings. He sports an average of 0.55 goals per 90 minutes in his career.
The man defending the goal for Benevento will be Lorenzo Montipo. Montipò (49-31-31 mark in his professional soccer career) has totaled 35 shutouts, which leaves him with a 31.5% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from Italy has had 325 shots tried against him in 111 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.84 (93 goals allowed) and he has a save % of .732. Montipò has seen the pitch for a total of 9,990 minutes and has earned 236 saves in his pro soccer career.
Napoli has totaled 1,809 targets so far this season (9th in the league) with 1,643 successful received passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 90.8% while they control possession of the ball 55.7% of the time. The Blues have successfully dribbled 67.3% of the time so far this season while earning 12 goals. They have been able to hit on 52.7% of their SOT on 55 shots.
Dries Mertens should provide solid play for Napoli. He currently averages 0.51 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 350 matches in his pro soccer career. The forward from Belgium has been on the field for 31,360 mins while he has scored 177 goals. He has accumulated 51 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 116 times. Make sure to watch out for Hirving Lozano, the forward representing Mexico. He has totaled 70 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 35 different times. Lozano has been handed a total of 30 yellow cards in 14,139 professional minutes (162 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.45.
David Ospina will be residing in front of the net for the Blues. Ospina has tallied 84 clean sheets while he has defended 1,060 shots tried against him in 22,351 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of .733 and his clean sheet rate is 33.5%. He has given up 1.15 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 103-62-84. During his pro soccer career, Ospina has surrendered 286 goals while tallying 775 saves in 251 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Napoli (-265)
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