Benevento vs Spezia Prediction, 11/7/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Benevento vs Spezia
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Stadio Ciro Vigorito in Benevento, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Benevento (+113) Spezia (+240)
Gianluca Lapadula and Benevento (2-0-4, 13th in Serie A) host Spezia (1-2-3, 16th in Serie A) at Stadio Ciro Vigorito on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Lorenzo Montipo for Benevento and Rafael for Spezia. The line on this matchup has Benevento coming in at +113 and the Eagles are at +240. The total has been set at 3.
Benevento has been able to maintain possession for 45.3% of the time while they have success at dribbling 58.5% of the time (14th in Serie A). They have attempted 65 shots at the opposition with 24 of them being on target, which calculates to a 36.9% SOT percentage. Benevento have accounted for 10 goals this season, which is currently 12th in Serie A. They have received 1,958 passes on 2,237 targets on the season, earning them a receiving percentage of 87.5%.
Gianluca Lapadula is a player who should impact this matchup for Benevento. He has accounted for 17 assists while tallying 22 yellow card cautions during his career. Lapadula has been given a starting assignment in 95 outings thus far in his career and he has earned 0.55 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Italy has racked up 56 goals in 9,218 mins played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Roberto Insigne, the forward hailing from Italy. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 30 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 28 total goals. Insigne has been on the pitch for 9,479 mins in 107 starts and has been handed a total of 17 yellow cards. He scores 0.27 goals per 90 mins in his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Benevento will be Lorenzo Montipo. Montipò (49-31-33 record in his career) has accumulated 35 clean sheets, which has earned him a 31.0% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from Italy has faced 336 shots tried at him in 113 career starts. His GA/90 is 0.87 (98 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of .726. Montipò has seen the field for a total of 10,170 mins and has accumulated 242 stops in his career.
Spezia has totaled 2,471 pass targets this season (15th in Serie A) and they have 2,144 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 86.8% and they control possession of the ball 45.3% of the time. The Eagles have been able to dribble successfully 66.7% of the time for the year while totaling 8 goals. They have been able to hit on 31.7% of their SOT out of 63 shots.
Emanuel Gyasi will be counted on for Spezia. He is averaging 0.21 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 55 contests so far in his career. The forward from Ghana has been on the pitch for 4,733 minutes and he has scored 11 goals. He has 16 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Daniele Verde, the forward from Italy. He has accounted for 20 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 12 different times. Verde has been handed 5 yellow card warnings in 7,148 professional minutes played (77 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.25.
Rafael is expected to look after the net for the Eagles. Rafael has racked up 52 shutouts while he has defended 811 shots against him in 16,523 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of .708 and his shutout rate is 28.4%. He has allowed 1.32 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 82-42-60. In his career, Rafael has surrendered 242 goals while he has 571 stops in 183 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Benevento (+113)
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