Sampdoria vs Napoli Prediction, 9/23/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sampdoria vs Napoli
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Sampdoria (+381) Napoli (-136)
Stadio Luigi Ferraris is the site where Fabio Quagliarella and Sampdoria (1-2-1, 11th in Serie A) will take on Napoli (4-0-0, 1st in Serie A) on Thursday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Emil Audero for Sampdoria and Alex Meret for Napoli. The line on this contest has Sampdoria priced at +381 and the Blues are at -136. The O/U opens at 3.
Sampdoria played Empoli in their most recent game and went home with a win by a final score of 3-0. Sampdoria attempted 16 dribbles in this match and were successful in 13 of those dribbles for a rate of 81.3%. In the passing game, they finished with a 80.5% passes received rate by connecting on 294 of the 365 targeted passes last match.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Sampdoria ended this match at a 57.1% clip by putting 8 SoT of 14 shots. Sampdoria is averaging 1.25 goals per 90 minutes (5 total goals) and have 3 assists in all contests for the season.
Fabio Quagliarella is a player who should be able to impact this match for Sampdoria. He has 51 assists while accumulating 47 yellow card cautions in his career. Quagliarella has been a starter in 436 matches so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.44 G/90. The forward hailing from Italy has 184 goals scored in 37,844 mins.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Antonio Candreva, the defender who is from Italy. He has assisted on a goal 70 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 68 total goals. Candreva has earned 31,640 mins during 364 starts and has been given 50 yellow card cautions. He has an average of 0.19 G/90 during his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Sampdoria is Emil Audero. Audero (56-35-58 mark in his career) has earned 41 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 27.5% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from Indonesia has faced 633 shots attempted against him in 149 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.38 (206 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 71.1. Audero has been on the pitch for a total of 13,410 mins and has tallied 450 stops in his career.
The last time they took the field, Napoli finished locked up with a final of 2-2 against Leicester City. They finished this game by completing 466 of the 529 passes they tried earning a rate of 88.1%. Napoli earned a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 12 out of the 16 dribbles they pursued. Napoli landed 7 shots on target out of the team's 22 shots attempted earning them a 31.8% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 10 goals and 5 assists for all their games, Napoli has an average of 2.50 goals and 1.25 assists per 90.
Matteo Politano should provide a spark for Napoli. He averages 0.26 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 194 outings in his pro soccer career. The forward born in Italy has earned 16,735 minutes and has scored 48 goals. He has accumulated 25 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 29 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Lorenzo Insigne, the forward born in Italy. Insigne has been handed 25 yellow cards in 25,174 minutes played (291 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.37. He has tallied 104 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 81 different times.
Alex Meret will look after the net for Napoli. Meret has accumulated 30 clean sheets while he has seen 397 shots against him in 9,077 mins throughout his career. He sports a save % of 74.3 and his clean sheet rate sits at 29.7%. He has given up 1.13 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 51-26-23. Thus far in his career, Meret has surrendered 114 goals and has racked up 296 saves in 101 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sampdoria (+381)
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