Crotone vs Napoli Prediction, 12/6/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Crotone vs Napoli
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Stadio Ezio Scida in Crotone, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Crotone (+400) Napoli (-167)
Salvatore Molina and Crotone (0-2-7, 20th in Serie A) host Napoli (6-0-3, 5th in Serie A) at Stadio Ezio Scida on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers are Alex Cordaz for Crotone and David Ospina for Napoli. The Blues are at at -167 while Crotone are priced at +400. The total is set at 2.5.
Crotone faced off with Bologna in their last match and took a loss by a score of 1-0. Crotone tried 12 dribbles in this contest and converted 9 of the tries for a rate of 75.0%. In the passing game, they earned a 81.8% received passes percentage by converting 336 of the 411 passing targets in their last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Crotone finished the game at a 12.5% rate by putting 1 shot on target out of 8 shots. Crotone is averaging 0.67 goals per 90 min (6 total goals) and have racked up 3 assists in all matches this season.
Salvatore Molina is a player who should be able to impact this match for Crotone. He has totaled 21 assists while tallying 37 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Molina has been given a starting assignment in 162 contests so far in his career and he has earned 0.07 goals per 90. The midfielder born in Italy has totaled 11 goals in 14,117 professional minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is Simy, the forward representing Nigeria. Simy has 10,166 minutes during 106 starts and has been given 15 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 10 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 56 total goals. He is averaging 0.50 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Crotone will be Alex Cordaz. Cordaz has been on the pitch for a total of 27,862 mins and is sitting with 832 stops so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.22 (377 goals allowed) and he has a save % of .699. The keeper from Italy has seen 1,201 shots tried against him in 311 career starts. Cordaz (103-84-123 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 73 clean sheets, which has earned him a 23.5% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Napoli went home victorious with a score of 4-0 against AS Roma. They finished this game by completing 495 out of their 575 passing tries for a percentage of 86.1%. Napoli had a 66.7% successful dribble rate by connecting on 6 of the 9 dribbles they tried. Napoli connected on 8 shots on target out of their 14 shots attempted giving them a 57.1% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 20 goals and 13 assists in all matches, Napoli averages 2.50 goals and 1.62 assists per 90 minutes.
Hirving Lozano should provide a spark for Napoli. The forward hailing from Mexico has been on the field for 14,456 professional minutes and has scored 70 goals. He has earned 30 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 36 times. He is averaging 0.44 goals per 90 minutes and has started 167 matches during his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Dries Mertens, the forward representing Belgium. He has 179 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 116 different times. Mertens has been given a total of 51 yellow cards in 31,733 minutes played (355 starts). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.51.
David Ospina is expected to look after the net for Napoli. So far in his pro soccer career, Ospina has surrendered 288 goals while totaling 780 saves in 253 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.15 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 104-62-85. He sports a save % of .734 and his clean sheet rate is currently 33.6%. Ospina has recorded 85 clean sheets while defending 1,066 shots against him in 22,531 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Napoli (-167)
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