Napoli vs Crotone Prediction, 4/3/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Napoli vs Crotone
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: Stadio San Paolo in Naples, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Napoli (-457) Crotone (+1192)
Matteo Politano and Napoli (17-2-8, 5th in Serie A) host Crotone (4-3-21, 20th in Serie A) at Stadio San Paolo on Saturday. The goalies expected to start will be David Ospina for Napoli and Alex Cordaz for Crotone. The moneyline on this matchup has Napoli priced at -457 and Crotone are priced at +1192. The O/U has been set at 3.
Napoli played AS Roma in their last match and earned the victory with a final of 2-0. In the passing game, they earned a 89.4% received passes percentage by connecting on 448 of the 501 targeted passes in their last outing. Napoli attempted 16 dribbles in this contest and converted 9 of the tries for a rate of 56.3%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Napoli finished at a 40.0% clip by putting 4 shots on target of 10 total shots. Napoli averages 2.11 goals per 90 minutes (57 goals in total) and are sitting with 39 assists in all matches for the season.
Matteo Politano is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Napoli. Politano has been in the starting lineup in 183 matchups during his soccer career and he tallies 0.26 G/90. The forward born in Italy has racked up 46 goals in 15,843 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 28 assists while earning 23 yellow cards in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Lorenzo Insigne, the forward who represents Italy. Insigne has totaled 23,875 minutes in 276 starts and has earned himself a total of 25 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 78 times in his career while he has scored 97 total goals. He currently averages 0.37 G/90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Napoli is David Ospina. Ospina (111-62-89 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 90 shutouts, which gives him a 34.1% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper born in Colombia has seen 1,089 shots tried at him in 264 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.14 (297 total goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of 73.3. Ospina has been on the field for 23,521 mins and is sitting with 796 stops so far in his career.
When they last took the field, Crotone took a loss by a final score of 3-2 against Bologna. They wrapped up this contest by converting 301 of the 382 passing attempts earning a percentage of 78.8%. Crotone finished the match with a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 9 out of the 12 dribbles they attempted. Crotone connected on 3 shots on goal out of the team's 16 shots attempted which gave them a 18.8% clip in their last outing. Having accumulated 31 goals and 18 assists in all their contests, Crotone averages 1.11 goals and 0.64 assists per 90 minutes.
Vladimir Golemic should provide a spark for Crotone. He is averaging 0.06 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 178 games in his career. The defender born in Slovakia has totaled 15,924 minutes and has scored 10 goals. He has accounted for 47 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 6 times. You should also keep an eye on Simy, the forward hailing from Nigeria. He has earned 66 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 11 times. Simy has been given 15 yellow cards in 11,403 minutes played (118 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.52.
Alex Cordaz will look after the goal for Crotone. Cordaz has earned 74 shutouts while defending 1,315 shots against him in 29,572 mins throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of 69.0 and his clean sheet rate is 22.4%. He has conceded 1.30 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 107-85-137. So far in his career, Cordaz has surrendered 427 goals while totaling 897 stops in 330 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Napoli (-457)
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