Napoli vs Inter Milan Prediction, 4/18/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Napoli vs Inter Milan
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Stadio San Paolo in Naples, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Napoli (+210) Inter Milan (+130)
Lautaro Martinez and Inter Milan (23-5-2, 1st in Serie A) go to Stadio San Paolo on Sunday where they'll meet Napoli (19-2-9, 5th in Serie A). The starting goalkeepers are David Ospina for Napoli and Samir Handanovic for Inter Milan. Inter Milan are at at +130 while the Blues are at +210. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Napoli played Juventus in their most recent match and took a loss by a score of 2-1. Napoli tried 20 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 7 of those attempts for a percentage of 35.0%. In regard to passing, they ended with a 89.4% rate by converting 538 out of their 602 passing attempts last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Napoli ended this match at a 23.1% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 13 total shots. Napoli averages 2.13 goals per 90 (64 total goals) and have racked up 44 assists in all competitions this year.
Matteo Politano is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Napoli. He has accounted for 28 assists while earning 23 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Politano has been a starter in 185 contests during his pro soccer career and has 0.26 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Italy has accumulated 46 goals in 16,014 mins. Someone else who should impact this game is Lorenzo Insigne, the forward hailing from Italy. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 79 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 99 goals. Insigne has accumulated 24,144 mins during 279 career starts and has been handed a total of 25 yellow cards. He averages 0.37 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man defending the goal for Napoli is David Ospina. Ospina has been on the field for a total of 23,611 mins and has 800 stops thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.13 (297 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 73.4. The goalie born in Colombia has faced 1,093 shots tried against him in 265 career starts. Ospina (112-62-89 mark in his career) has accumulated 91 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 34.3% clean sheet rate.
For their last outing, Inter Milan earned three points by winning 2-1 against Sassuolo. Inter Milan had a 75.0% successful dribble rate by converting 9 out of the 12 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by connecting on 336 out of their 378 pass attempts earning a percentage of 88.9%. Inter Milan converted 3 shots on target out of their 7 shots attempted which gave them a 42.9% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 65 goals and 50 assists in all their matches, Inter Milan is averaging 2.17 goals and 1.67 assists per 90.
Lautaro Martinez should be able to be counted on for Inter Milan. He is averaging 0.58 goals per 90 and has started 101 contests in his career. The forward representing Argentina has been on the field for 8,889 professional minutes while scoring 57 goals. He has totaled 24 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted on a goal 14 times. You should also watch out for Romelu Lukaku, the forward hailing from Belgium. He has scored 189 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 59 times. Lukaku has been given a total of 29 yellow cards in 29,368 mins played (324 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.58.
Samir Handanovic will reside in front of the goal for Inter Milan. So far in his pro soccer career, Handanović has allowed 602 goals and has accumulated 1,653 stops in 546 starts. He has conceded 1.11 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 261-141-143. He sports a save % of 73.8 and his clean sheet rate sits at 35.3%. Handanović has recorded 193 clean sheets while he has seen 2,237 shots against him in 48,983 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Inter Milan (+130)
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