Napoli vs Sassuolo Prediction, 11/1/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Napoli vs Sassuolo
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2020
Location: Stadio San Paolo in Naples, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Napoli (-200) Sassuolo (+500)
Francesco Caputo and Sassuolo (3-2-0, 3rd in Serie A) head to Stadio San Paolo on Sunday where they'll take on Napoli (4-0-0, 2nd in Serie A). The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be David Ospina for Napoli and Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo. The Blues are at -200 while Sassuolo are at +500. The O/U has been set at 3.5.
Napoli has been able to control possession for 58.3% of the time while dribbling successfully 66.2% of the time (6th in Serie A). They have launched 74 shots at their opponents goal with 34 on target, which calculates to a 45.9% SOT percentage. Napoli as a team have totaled 14 goals on the year, which ranks 3rd in the league. They have received 2,178 passes on 2,384 attempts this year, making their receiving percentage 91.4%.
Dries Mertens is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Napoli. Mertens has been in the starting lineup in 351 contests thus far in his career while scoring 0.51 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Belgium has totaled 177 goals scored in 31,417 minutes played. He has 116 assists while tallying 51 yellow card cautions during his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Hirving Lozano, the forward representing Mexico. Lozano has been on the field for 14,196 mins during 163 career starting assignments and has been given 30 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 35 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 70 total goals. He sports an average of 0.44 goals per 90 mins in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Napoli is David Ospina. Ospina has seen the field for a total of 22,351 minutes and has 775 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.15 (286 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .733. The goalkeeper from Colombia has had 1,060 shots attempted at him in 251 career starting assignments. Ospina (103-62-84 record in his career) has accumulated 84 clean sheets, which gives him a 33.5% clean sheet percentage.
The Black and Greens have dribbled successfully 66.2% of the time so far this season while earning 15 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 92.1% and they control possession of the ball 62.8% of the time. Sassuolo has totaled 2,911 pass targets on the campaign (2nd in the league) to go along with 2,681 completed passes. They have been able to complete 37.5% of their SOT out of 96 shots.
Francesco Caputo should provide a lift for Sassuolo. The forward representing Italy has earned 30,262 professional minutes while scoring 160 goals. He has earned 44 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 45 times. He has an average of 0.48 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 334 games thus far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Domenico Berardi, the forward representing Italy. Berardi has been handed 64 yellow cards in 19,171 mins played (225 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.39. He has tallied 83 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 55 different times.
Andrea Consigli will reside in front of the net for the Black and Greens. In his career, Consigli has conceded 587 goals while he has tallied 1,359 stops in 446 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.33 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 161-116-163. He is the owner of a save % of .705 and his clean sheet rate sits at 27.8%. Consigli has totaled 124 shutouts while he has seen 1,927 shots attempted against him in 39,786 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sassuolo (+500)
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