Cagliari vs Napoli Prediction, 1/3/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cagliari vs Napoli
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location: Sardegna Arena in Cagliari, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Cagliari (+370) Napoli (-189)
Sardegna Arena is the venue where Giovanni Simeone and Cagliari (3-5-6, 15th in Serie A) will play Napoli (8-1-4, 5th in Serie A) on Sunday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Alessio Cragno for Cagliari and David Ospina for Napoli. The Blues are at at -189 while Cagliari are at +370. The total opens at 3.5.
Cagliari took the field against AS Roma in their most recent game and took a loss by a final of 3-2. In regard to passing, they earned a 76.1% passes received rate by converting 265 of the 348 pass attempts last match. Cagliari tried 13 dribbles in this contest and converted 10 of those attempts for a rate of 76.9%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Cagliari walked away from the pitch at a 11.1% rate by landing 1 shot on target of 9 total shots. Cagliari sports an average of 1.50 goals per 90 (21 total goals) and have racked up 12 assists in all matches this year.
Giovanni Simeone is a guy who should impact this matchup for Cagliari. He has 13 assists while accumulating 14 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Simeone has been in the starting lineup in 165 matches in his pro soccer career and scores 0.38 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Argentina has recorded 61 goals scored in 14,535 mins played. One more guy who should impact this match is Joao Pedro, the forward hailing from Brazil. Pedro has accumulated 15,890 mins in 181 career starts and has earned himself a total of 44 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 24 times during his soccer career while he has scored 72 goals. He is currently averaging 0.41 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Cagliari is Alessio Cragno. Cragno (56-55-82 record in his career) has tallied 45 shutouts, which gives him a 23.2% clean sheet percentage. The goalie born in Italy has seen 881 shots attempted against him in 194 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.42 (274 goals given up) and he has earned a save % of .708. Cragno has played for a total of 17,341 mins and is sitting with 621 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Napoli earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Torino. Napoli finished with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by converting 10 of the 20 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by converting 603 of the 673 attempted passes earning a percentage of 89.6%. Napoli converted 6 shots tried out of 15 shots tried which gave them a 40.0% clip in their last match. Having accumulated 27 goals and 20 assists for all their matches, Napoli averages 2.08 goals and 1.54 assists per 90 min.
Lorenzo Insigne will be someone to watch for Napoli. The forward representing Italy has 22,782 mins and has earned 89 goals. He has 24 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 75 times. He scores 0.35 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 264 outings thus far in his career. Be sure to watch out for Matteo Politano, the forward representing Italy. He has collected 41 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 26 different times. Politano has been handed a total of 23 yellow card warnings in 15,036 mins (174 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.25.
David Ospina will look after the goal for Napoli. During his career, Ospina has conceded 291 goals and has earned 782 stops in 256 starts. He has surrendered 1.15 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 105-62-87. He holds a save percentage of .733 and his shutout rate sits at 33.6%. Ospina has racked up 86 clean sheets and has defended 1,070 shots against him in 22,801 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Napoli (-189) and under 3.5 goals
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