Napoli vs Torino Prediction, 10/17/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Napoli vs Torino
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Location: Stadio San Paolo in Naples, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Napoli (-118) Torino (-102)
Stadio San Paolo is the venue where Matteo Politano and Napoli (7-0-0, 1st in Serie A) will take on Torino (2-2-3, 11th in Serie A) on Sunday. The expected starting goalies will be David Ospina for Napoli and Vanja Milinkovic-Savic for Torino. The Maroons are at at -102 while the Blues are at -118. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Napoli faced off with Fiorentina in their last matchup and went home with a win by a final score of 2-1. Napoli tried 20 dribbles in this contest and completed 11 of the tries for a percentage of 55.0%. When discussing the passing game, they had a 89.4% rate by completing 344 of the 385 pass attempts last match.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Napoli wrapped this game up at a 36.4% clip by putting 4 shots on target out of 11 shots. Napoli sports an average of 2.57 goals per 90 (18 total goals) and have accounted for 11 assists in all matches for the season.
Matteo Politano is a guy who can be a difference maker for Napoli. Politano has started 195 outings during his soccer career and accounts for 0.26 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Italy has tallied 48 goals in 16,860 mins. He has accounted for 29 assists while accumulating 25 yellow card warnings during his career.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Lorenzo Insigne, the forward hailing from Italy. Insigne has played 25,386 mins during 294 career starting assignments and has been given 25 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 83 times in his career while scoring 105 total goals. He has an average of 0.37 G/90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Napoli is David Ospina. Ospina has seen the field for 24,061 minutes and has accumulated 811 saves thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.12 (299 goals conceded) and he holds a save % of 73.5. The goalie hailing from Colombia has had 1,106 shots tried against him in 270 starts. Ospina (117-62-89 record in his career) has accounted for 94 shutouts, which gives him a 34.8% shutout rate.
For their last outing, Torino went home defeated by a final of 1-0 against Juventus. They wrapped up this outing by completing 347 of the 417 pass attempts for a percentage of 83.2%. Torino had a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 6 of the 9 dribbles they attempted. Torino connected on 2 shots on target out of their 13 shots attempted which had them at a 15.4% rate in their last match. Having accumulated 9 goals and 7 assists in all competitions, Torino sports an average of 1.29 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
Ricardo Rodriguez will be counted on for Torino. The defender representing Switzerland has totaled 24,286 mins while earning 18 goals. He has accounted for 23 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 29 times. He currently averages 0.07 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 274 matches in his career. You should also watch out for Antonio Sanabria, the forward who is from Paraguay. He has collected 46 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 5 times. Sanabria has been handed 17 yellow card warnings in 10,668 professional minutes (119 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.39.
Vanja Milinkovic-Savic will look after the goal for Torino. Milinkovic-Savic has totaled 23 clean sheets and has defended 265 shots attempted against him in 6,284 career mins. He sports a save % of 75.8 and his clean sheet rate is currently 33.3%. He has allowed 1.00 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 36-16-18. In his career, Milinkovic-Savic has given up 70 goals while totaling 198 stops in 69 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Torino (-102)
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