Benevento vs Sampdoria Prediction, 2/7/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Benevento vs Sampdoria
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Location: Stadio Ciro Vigorito in Benevento, Italy
TV: ESPN 2
Odds/Point Spread: Benevento (+170) Sampdoria (+130)
Gianluca Lapadula and Benevento (6-4-10, 11th in Serie A) play Sampdoria (8-2-10, 10th in Serie A) at Stadio Ciro Vigorito on Sunday. The starting goaltenders are Lorenzo Montipo for Benevento and Emil Audero for Sampdoria. The Sorcerers are at +170 while Sampdoria are priced at +130. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Benevento took the field against Inter Milan in their most recent match and went home with a loss by a final score of 4-0. When discussing the passing game, they finished with a 83.2% passes received percentage by converting 347 of the 417 passing targets in their last outing. Benevento tried 11 dribbles in this game and were successful in 2 of those dribbles for a rate of 18.2%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Benevento finished the game at a 20.0% rate by hitting 2 shots on target of 10 shots. Benevento sports an average of 1.15 g/90 (23 goals in total) and have accumulated 14 assists in all competitions for the year.
Gianluca Lapadula is a guy who should impact this matchup for Benevento. Lapadula has been a starter in 108 matchups so far in his career while scoring 0.50 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Italy has racked up 57 goals scored in 10,271 minutes played. He has accounted for 17 assists while accumulating 24 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. One more player who should impact this match is Roberto Insigne, the forward representing Italy. Insigne has played 10,200 mins during 115 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 19 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 33 times during his career while he has scored 29 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.26 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Benevento will be Lorenzo Montipo. Montipò (53-35-39 mark in his career) has earned 39 clean sheets, which has earned him a 30.7% shutout percentage. The goalie born in Italy has had 389 shots tried at him in 127 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.95 (121 total goals given up) and his save % is .710. Montipò has seen the pitch for 11,430 minutes and has tallied 276 stops in his career.
For their last match, Sampdoria walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0 against Juventus. Sampdoria ended the game with a 30.8% successful dribble percentage by completing 4 of the 13 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by completing 357 out of their 451 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 79.2%. Sampdoria had 1 SoT out of 6 shots attempted which gave them a 16.7% rate in their last match. Having a total of 30 goals and 22 assists in all matches, Sampdoria averages 1.50 goals and 1.10 assists per 90 minutes.
Gaston Ramirez should provide solid play for Sampdoria. He currently averages 0.24 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 186 games in his career. The forward from Uruguay has totaled 15,755 mins while scoring 42 goals. He has tallied 54 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 30 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Fabio Quagliarella, the forward representing Italy. He has 178 goals during his soccer career while helping on a goal 50 times. Quagliarella has earned himself a total of 47 yellow cards in 36,567 mins played (422 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.44.
Emil Audero is expected to look after the net for Sampdoria. During his career, Audero has conceded 180 goals and has earned 385 stops in 128 starts. He has given up 1.41 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 49-28-51. He holds a save % of .708 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 27.3%. Audero has tallied 35 clean sheets while defending 541 shots attempted against him in 11,520 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sampdoria (+130)
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