Juventus vs Napoli Prediction, 10/4/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Juventus vs Napoli
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Location: Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Juventus (-101) Napoli (+220)
Dries Mertens and Napoli (2-0-0, 1st in Serie A) are headed to Allianz Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on Juventus (1-1-0, 6th in Serie A). The starting goaltenders are Wojciech Szczesny for Juventus and David Ospina for Napoli. The Blues are at at +220 while The Zebras are at -101. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Juventus as a team have totaled 5 goals on the season, which has them 5th in the league. They have tried 28 shots at the opposition with 10 being on target, which is a 35.7% shots on target percentage. Juventus has controlled possession for 63% of contests while they have success at dribbling 73.1% of the time (3rd in the league). Their players have caught 1,260 passes on 1,376 tries for the year, which gives them a receiving percentage of 91.6%.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Juventus. He has 145 assists while accumulating 72 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Ronaldo has been in the starting lineup in 517 matchups thus far in his career and scores 0.88 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Portugal has totaled 453 goals in 46,488 professional minutes. Someone else who should impact this game is Dejan Kulusevski, the forward from Sweden. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times in his career while scoring 11 total goals. Kulusevski has been on the field for 3,200 mins during 35 starts and has been given a total of 3 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.31 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Juventus will be Wojciech Szczesny. Szczesny (185-70-52 record in his career) has recorded 114 clean sheets, which has earned him a 37.0% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from Poland has seen 1,199 shots tried at him in 308 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.04 (320 total goals given up) and he has a save percentage of .743. Szczesny has seen the pitch for 27,644 minutes and has accumulated 888 saves during his career.
Napoli has 1,305 pass targets for the year (4th in the league) with 1,208 successful received passes. They have a receiving percentage of 92.6% while they control possession of the ball 59% of the time. The Blues have dribbled successfully 65.6% of the time on the year while scoring 8 goals. They have been able to hit on 45.7% of their SOT out of 35 total shots.
Dries Mertens is a guy who can be a difference maker for Napoli. Mertens has started 349 contests during his soccer career and scores 0.51 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Belgium has accumulated 177 goals in 31,286 minutes played. He has totaled 115 assists while earning 51 yellow cards during his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Hirving Lozano, the forward from Mexico. He has helped on a goal 35 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 68 total goals. Lozano has played 14,049 minutes in 161 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 29 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.44 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
David Ospina will be looking after the goal Napoli. So far in his career, Ospina has given up 285 goals while he has accumulated 772 saves in 250 starts. He has surrendered 1.15 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 102-62-84. He has earned a save percentage of .733 and his clean sheet rate sits at 33.6%. Ospina has racked up 84 shutouts while defending 1,056 shots against him in 22,261 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Napoli (+220)
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