Napoli vs Sampdoria Prediction, 12/13/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Napoli vs Sampdoria
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Stadio San Paolo in Naples, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Napoli (-235) Sampdoria (+650)
Stadio San Paolo is the venue where Dries Mertens and Napoli (7-0-3, 4th in Serie A) will play Sampdoria (3-2-5, 13th in Serie A) on Sunday. The starting goalies will be David Ospina for Napoli and Emil Audero for Sampdoria. The line on this matchup has Napoli priced at -235 and Sampdoria are priced at +650. The total opens at 3.25.
Napoli faced Crotone in their most recent match and notched a win by a score of 4-0. Napoli tried 17 dribbles in this match and were successful in 11 of those dribbles for a rate of 64.7%. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 93.6% rate by connecting on 670 out of their 716 pass targets last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Napoli ended this match at a 42.9% rate by landing 6 shots on target out of 14 shots. Napoli has an average of 2.67 goals per 90 min (24 total goals) and have earned 17 assists in all games for the year.
Dries Mertens is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Napoli. Mertens has started 355 matches so far in his pro soccer career and has 0.51 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Belgium has tallied 179 goals scored in 31,755 mins played. He has accounted for 118 assists while earning 51 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Another player who should impact this match is Hirving Lozano, the forward representing Mexico. Lozano has totaled 14,532 mins during 168 career starting assignments and has been handed 30 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 36 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 71 goals. He averages 0.44 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Napoli will be David Ospina. Ospina (105-62-85 record during his soccer career) has earned 86 clean sheets, which gives him a 33.9% shutout percentage. The keeper hailing from Colombia has seen 1,067 shots tried against him in 254 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.15 (288 goals allowed) and he has a save % of .734. Ospina has been on the field for 22,621 mins and has earned 781 stops in his career.
For their last match, Sampdoria went home defeated by a final of 2-1 against AC Milan. They finished the match by completing 243 out of their 328 pass attempts earning a rate of 74.1%. Sampdoria finished the match with a 53.8% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 out of the 13 dribbles they tried. Sampdoria connected on 4 SoT out of 11 shots tried which had them at a 36.4% clip when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 15 goals and 12 assists in all matches, Sampdoria sports an average of 1.50 goals and 1.20 assists per 90 minutes.
Fabio Quagliarella will be someone to watch for Sampdoria. The forward from Italy has been on the field for 36,068 mins and has scored 176 goals. He has accounted for 47 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 50 times. He is currently averaging 0.44 goals per 90 minutes and has started 416 outings so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Gaston Ramirez, the forward born in Uruguay. Ramirez has been handed a total of 53 yellow card cautions in 15,490 professional minutes played (184 starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.24. He has earned 42 goals in his career while helping on a goal 29 times.
Emil Audero will be looking after the net for Sampdoria. Audero has tallied 34 clean sheets while defending 497 shots attempted against him in 10,620 career mins. He holds a save % of .704 and his clean sheet rate is 28.8%. He has given up 1.41 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 44-28-46. In his pro soccer career, Audero has conceded 166 goals while totaling 352 saves in 118 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sampdoria (+650)
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