Atalanta vs Napoli Prediction, 2/21/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atalanta vs Napoli
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Location: Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Atalanta (+122) Napoli (+212)
Matteo Politano and Napoli (13-1-7, 6th in Serie A) head to Gewiss Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on Atalanta (11-7-4, 7th in Serie A). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Pierluigi Gollini for Atalanta and Alex Meret for Napoli. The line on this contest has Atalanta priced at +122 and the Blues are at +212. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Atalanta faced Cagliari in their most recent game and walked away with a win by a score of 1-0. In the passing game, they ended with a 84.2% received passes percentage by converting 559 of the 664 passing attempts last game. Atalanta attempted 20 dribbles in this game and were successful in 10 of those dribbles for a rate of 50.0%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Atalanta wrapped this game up at a 20.0% clip by landing 2 shots on target of 10 shots. Atalanta has an average of 2.18 goals per 90 min (48 total goals) and have racked up 32 assists in all matches for the year.
Duvan Zapata is a guy who can be a difference maker for Atalanta. Zapata has been a starter in 161 matches so far in his career while scoring 0.56 G/90. The forward born in Colombia has 89 goals scored in 14,248 mins. He has 28 assists while accumulating 20 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Luis Muriel, the forward born in Colombia. Muriel has been on the pitch for 15,455 mins during 166 career starts and has earned himself 28 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 30 times so far in his career while scoring 88 goals. He scores 0.51 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Atalanta is Pierluigi Gollini. Gollini has been on the field for 11,246 mins and is sitting with 320 stops during his soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.20 (150 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 69.8. The keeper born in Italy has seen 461 shots tried at him in 126 starts. Gollini (53-43-31 record in his career) has tallied 30 shutouts, which leaves him with a 23.8% shutout percentage.
For their last match, Napoli got the victory with a final of 1-0 against Juventus. They finished this game by completing 304 of the 378 attempted passes for a rate of 80.4%. Napoli finished the match with a 37.5% successful dribble rate by completing 3 of the 8 dribbles they tried. Napoli had 1 SoT out of their 7 shots attempted which gave them a 14.3% rate in their last match. With 45 goals and 31 assists in all their games, Napoli has an average of 2.14 goals and 1.48 assists per 90 min.
Matteo Politano will need to provide a lift for Napoli. The forward from Italy has accumulated 15,338 professional minutes while scoring 44 goals. He has 23 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 26 times. He is averaging 0.26 G/90 and has been a starter in 177 games during his soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Lorenzo Insigne, the forward born in Italy. He has accounted for 94 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 76 times. Insigne has been handed 25 yellow card cautions in 23,403 professional minutes (271 career starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.36.
Alex Meret will reside in front of the goal for Napoli. Meret has totaled 26 shutouts while defending 349 shots attempted against him in 7,727 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of 75.9 and his clean sheet rate is 30.2%. He has allowed 1.09 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 42-22-21. So far in his pro soccer career, Meret has conceded 94 goals and has tallied 265 saves in 86 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Napoli (+212)
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