Napoli vs Torino Prediction, 12/23/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Napoli vs Torino
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Location: Stadio San Paolo in Naples, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Napoli (-278) Torino (+600)
Lorenzo Insigne and Napoli (8-0-5, 6th in Serie A) play Torino (1-4-8, 18th in Serie A) at Stadio San Paolo on Wednesday. The goalies who are expected to start are David Ospina for Napoli and Salvatore Sirigu for Torino. The Maroons are at at +600 while the Blues are at -278. The O/U has been set at 3.25.
Napoli faced Lazio in their last matchup and ended up losing by a score of 2-0. Napoli attempted 22 dribbles in this contest and converted 13 of the tries for a percentage of 59.1%. In sharing the ball, they finished with a 89.2% passes received rate by connecting on 531 out of their 595 passing targets last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Napoli wrapped this game up at a 42.9% rate by putting 6 shots on target out of 14 total shots. Napoli sports an average of 2.17 g/90 (26 goals in total) and have 19 assists in all matches for the season.
Lorenzo Insigne is a player who should impact this matchup for Napoli. He has accounted for 75 assists while accumulating 24 yellow card warnings during his career. Insigne has started 263 outings in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.35 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Italy has recorded 88 goals scored in 22,692 minutes played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Matteo Politano, the forward born in Italy. Politano has been on the field for 14,974 minutes during 173 starting assignments and has been handed 23 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 26 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 41 total goals. He averages 0.25 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Napoli is David Ospina. Ospina (105-62-87 mark in his career) has 86 shutouts, which has earned him a 33.6% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Colombia has had 1,070 shots tried against him in 256 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.15 (291 total goals allowed) and his save % is .733. Ospina has been on the field for a total of 22,801 mins and has 782 saves so far in his career.
In their last outing, Torino went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Bologna. They finished the match by completing 379 out of their 464 passes they tried for a percentage of 81.7%. Torino ended the game with a 85.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 17 of the 20 dribbles they attempted. Torino converted 4 shots tried out of 15 shots tried earning them a 26.7% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 20 goals and 11 assists in all competitions, Torino has an average of 1.54 goals and 0.85 assists per 90.
Andrea Belotti should provide a lift for Torino. He averages 0.51 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 201 contests in his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from Italy has been on the field for 18,772 professional minutes while scoring 106 goals. He has earned 26 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 28 times. Be sure to watch out for Federico Bonazzoli, the forward born in Italy. He has earned 18 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 8 times. Bonazzoli has been given 10 yellow card warnings in 5,944 professional minutes (61 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.27.
Salvatore Sirigu will be residing in front of the goal for Torino. During his pro soccer career, Sirigu has given up 459 goals and has 1,096 saves in 368 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.25 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 172-93-101. He sports a save % of .715 and his clean sheet rate sits at 31.8%. Sirigu has racked up 117 clean sheets while seeing 1,535 shots tried against him in 32,992 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Napoli (-278)
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