Napoli vs Lazio Prediction, 4/22/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Napoli vs Lazio
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Location: Stadio San Paolo in Naples, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Napoli (-104) Lazio (+272)
Stadio San Paolo is the site where Lorenzo Insigne and Napoli (19-3-9, 5th in Serie A) will take on Lazio (18-4-8, 6th in Serie A) on Thursday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Alex Meret for Napoli and Pepe Reina for Lazio. The Blues are at -104 while Lazio are at +272. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Napoli played Inter Milan in their last matchup and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 1-1. When discussing the passing game, they finished with a 96.7% rate by connecting on 564 of the 583 pass attempts in their last match. Napoli tried 6 dribbles in this game and completed 5 of the dribbles for a rate of 83.3%. Regarding shot accuracy, Napoli finished the game at a 8.3% rate by landing 1 shot on target of 12 shots. Napoli sports an average of 2.06 goals per 90 minutes (64 total goals) and have accumulated 44 assists in all games for this campaign.
Lorenzo Insigne is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Napoli. Insigne has started 280 contests during his soccer career and he scores 0.37 goals per 90. The forward born in Italy has 99 goals scored in 24,234 minutes. He has accounted for 79 assists while accumulating 25 yellow cards in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Matteo Politano, the forward representing Italy. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 28 times in his career while scoring 46 goals. Politano has been on the field for 16,103 mins in 186 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 24 yellow cards. He scores 0.26 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Napoli is Alex Meret. Meret has played for 8,267 minutes and has earned 275 saves thus far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.16 (107 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 74.3. The goalkeeper hailing from Italy has had 369 shots tried at him in 92 career starting assignments. Meret (44-24-23 mark during his career) has 27 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 29.3% shutout percentage.
For their last game, Lazio got the victory with a final of 5-3 against Benevento. They finished this game by completing 481 of the 551 pass attempts for a percentage of 87.3%. Lazio finished the match with a 83.3% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 10 out of the 12 dribbles they attempted. Lazio connected on 5 shots on target out of the team's 11 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 45.5% clip in their last match. Having earned a total of 49 goals and 34 assists in all their matches, Lazio sports an average of 1.63 goals and 1.13 assists per 90 minutes.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will be counted on for Lazio. The midfielder who is from Spain has totaled 17,469 professional minutes and he has scored 44 goals. He has accumulated 47 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 29 times. He currently averages 0.23 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 199 games during his soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Ciro Immobile, the forward born in Italy. He has tallied 186 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 42 times. Immobile has been handed 50 yellow card cautions in 24,910 mins played (283 career starting assignments). His G/90 average during his career is 0.67.
Pepe Reina will look after the goal for Lazio. In his pro soccer career, Reina has allowed 598 goals and has accounted for 1,746 saves in 607 starting assignments. He has given up 0.99 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 323-150-133. He sports a save percentage of 75.0 and his shutout rate is 39.9%. Reina has accumulated 242 clean sheets while defending 2,334 shots against him in 54,492 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lazio (+272)
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