Hellas Verona vs Napoli Prediction, 1/24/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hellas Verona vs Napoli
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi in Verona, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Hellas Verona (+480) Napoli (-171)
Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi is the venue where Mattia Zaccagni and Hellas Verona (7-6-5, 9th in Serie A) will take on Napoli (11-1-5, 3rd in Serie A) on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Marco Silvestri for Hellas Verona and David Ospina for Napoli. The odds on this game have Hellas Verona coming in at +480 and the Blues are at -171. The total has been set at 2.75.
Hellas Verona faced Bologna in their last game and ended up losing by a score of 1-0. Hellas Verona tried 14 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 9 of those attempts for a rate of 64.3%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 81.2% passes received percentage by completing 389 out of their 479 pass attempts in their last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Hellas Verona walked away from the pitch at a 12.5% rate by hitting 1 shot on target of 8 total shots. Hellas Verona has an average of 0.94 goals per 90 min (17 goals in total) and have tallied 11 assists in all matches for the year.
Mattia Zaccagni is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Hellas Verona. He has totaled 12 assists while accumulating 18 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Zaccagni has been given a starting assignment in 79 outings so far in his career and he accounts for 0.14 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder born in Italy has accumulated 11 goals scored in 6,933 mins. One more guy who should impact this match is Antonin Barak, the forward hailing from Spain. Barak has earned 8,734 mins in 96 career starts and has earned himself a total of 16 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 11 times in his career while he has scored 23 goals. He averages 0.24 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Hellas Verona is Marco Silvestri. Silvestri has seen the field for 18,326 minutes and has 514 stops in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.04 (212 total goals allowed) and his save % is .719. The goalkeeper hailing from Italy has had 722 shots attempted against him in 203 career starts. Silvestri (63-70-70 record in his career) has totaled 48 shutouts, which leaves him with a 23.6% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, Napoli earned three points by winning 6-0 against Fiorentina. Napoli finished with a 70.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 of the 10 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 449 of the 508 passing tries earning a percentage of 88.4%. Napoli connected on 6 shots on goal out of their 9 shots attempted which had them at a 66.7% rate when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 40 goals and 29 assists in all their contests, Napoli averages 2.35 goals and 1.71 assists per 90 minutes.
Matteo Politano will be counted on for Napoli. He is averaging 0.25 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 175 games thus far in his career. The forward born in Italy has been on the pitch for 15,130 minutes while scoring 42 goals. He has accumulated 23 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 26 times. Be sure to watch out for Lorenzo Insigne, the forward representing Italy. He has scored 93 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 76 different times. Insigne has been given a total of 25 yellow cards in 23,130 professional minutes played (268 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.36.
David Ospina will be looking after the goal for Napoli. Ospina has totaled 87 shutouts while defending 1,074 shots attempted against him in 23,071 career minutes. He is the owner of a save percentage of .732 and his shutout rate sits at 33.6%. He has surrendered 1.15 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 107-62-88. During his pro soccer career, Ospina has given up 294 goals while tallying 784 saves in 259 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Napoli (-171)
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