Napoli vs Cagliari Prediction, 5/2/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Napoli vs Cagliari
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Stadio San Paolo in Naples, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Napoli (-299) Cagliari (+797)
Giovanni Simeone and Cagliari (8-7-18, 18th in Serie A) head to Stadio San Paolo on Sunday where they'll take on Napoli (21-3-9, 4th in Serie A). The starting goalkeepers are Alex Meret for Napoli and Guglielmo Vicario for Cagliari. The Blues are at -299 while Cagliari are at +797. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
Napoli took the field against Torino in their last match and walked away with a win by a score of 2-0. Napoli attempted 13 dribbles in this contest and completed 8 of those dribbles for a rate of 61.5%. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 88.6% passes received rate by converting 418 out of their 472 pass attempts in their last outing. Concerning shot accuracy, Napoli wrapped this game up at a 28.0% rate by hitting 7 shots on target of 25 total shots. Napoli sports an average of 2.15 g/90 (71 goals in total) and have earned 49 assists in all games this season.
Lorenzo Insigne is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Napoli. Insigne has been a starter in 282 outings so far in his career and scores 0.37 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Italy has 101 goals in 24,408 minutes played. He has 79 assists while accumulating 25 yellow card cautions in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Matteo Politano, the forward representing Italy. Politano has earned 16,231 minutes in 188 career starting assignments and has been given 24 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 28 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 47 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.26 goals per 90 for his career.
The man protecting the net for Napoli is Alex Meret. Meret has defended the goal for 8,447 mins and is sitting with 281 saves during his soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.16 (109 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is 74.3. The keeper born in Italy has had 377 shots tried against him in 94 starts. Meret (46-24-23 mark during his career) has earned 28 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 29.8% clean sheet percentage.
When they last took the field, Cagliari walked away with a victory by a final of 3-2 against AS Roma. Cagliari had a 87.5% successful dribble rate by completing 7 out of the 8 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by connecting on 199 of the 249 passing tries for a percentage of 79.9%. Cagliari had 6 shots on goal out of the team's 11 shots attempted giving them a 54.5% clip in their last game. Having accumulated 39 goals and 26 assists in all their games, Cagliari sports an average of 1.18 goals and 0.79 assists per 90 minutes.
Giovanni Simeone will be counted on for Cagliari. The forward hailing from Argentina has totaled 15,453 professional minutes while scoring 62 goals. He has accumulated 15 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 14 times. He averages 0.36 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 175 games so far in his career. Be sure to watch out for Joao Pedro, the forward who is from Brazil. He has 79 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 25 different times. Pedro has earned himself a total of 47 yellow card warnings in 17,540 minutes played (200 career starts). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.41.
Guglielmo Vicario will reside in front of the goal for Cagliari. Vicario has earned 17 shutouts while seeing 195 shots tried against him in 6,947 mins in his career. He is the owner of a save % of 74.9 and his shutout rate is currently at 22.1%. He has conceded 0.73 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 25-23-29. During his career, Vicario has surrendered 56 goals while totaling 147 stops in 77 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cagliari (+797)
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