Napoli vs Parma Prediction, 1/31/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Napoli vs Parma
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Location: Stadio San Paolo in Naples, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Napoli (-400) Parma (+850)
Juraj Kucka and Parma (2-7-10, 19th in Serie A) head to Stadio San Paolo on Sunday where they'll take on Napoli (11-1-6, 7th in Serie A). The goalies expected to start will be David Ospina for Napoli and Luigi Sepe for Parma. The moneyline on this game has Napoli coming in at -400 and the Crusaders are at +850. The O/U has been set at 3.5.
Napoli took the field against Hellas Verona in their last matchup and took a loss by a score of 3-1. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 81.3% received passes percentage by completing 410 of the 504 pass attempts last match. Napoli tried 11 dribbles in this match and converted 3 of the tries for a rate of 27.3%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Napoli walked away from the pitch at a 16.7% clip by hitting 2 SoT of 12 total shots. Napoli has an average of 2.28 goals per 90 min (41 total goals) and have tallied 30 assists in all games this year.
Lorenzo Insigne is a player who should be able to impact this match for Napoli. Insigne has been in the starting lineup in 269 matchups during his career while he scores 0.36 goals per 90. The forward hailing from Italy has 93 goals in 23,189 mins. He has accounted for 76 assists while tallying 25 yellow cards so far in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Matteo Politano, the forward born in Italy. Politano has been on the pitch for 15,156 mins during 175 starts and has been handed a total of 23 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 26 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 42 goals. He scores 0.25 G/90 for his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Napoli is David Ospina. Ospina has played for 23,071 minutes and is sitting with 784 stops during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.15 (294 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of .732. The goalie hailing from Colombia has faced 1,074 shots attempted against him in 259 starts. Ospina (107-62-88 record in his career) has totaled 87 shutouts, which gives him a 33.6% shutout percentage.
For their last match, Parma took a defeat with a final score of 2-0 against Sampdoria. Parma had a 72.2% successful dribble percentage by completing 13 of the 18 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by completing 429 of the 497 passing tries for a percentage of 86.3%. Parma connected on 4 shots on goal out of their 12 shots attempted which gave them a 33.3% rate in their last game. Having accumulated 14 goals and 11 assists in all their contests, Parma averages 0.74 goals and 0.58 assists per 90 minutes.
Juraj Kucka will be someone to watch for Parma. He is averaging 0.15 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 251 matches during his soccer career. The midfielder from Slovakia has been on the field for 22,368 minutes and has scored 37 goals. He has 76 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 23 times. You should also keep an eye on Gervinho, the forward representing Cote d'Ivoire. He has collected 102 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 63 different times. Gervinho has been given 33 yellow card warnings in 30,472 professional minutes played (345 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.30.
Luigi Sepe will reside in front of the net for Parma. In his career, Sepe has given up 224 goals and has 543 stops in 161 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.39 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 58-47-57. He holds a save percentage of .721 and his clean sheet rate is 26.7%. Sepe has totaled 43 shutouts while seeing 750 shots attempted against him in 14,549 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Parma (+850)
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