Spezia vs Napoli Prediction, 5/8/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Spezia vs Napoli
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Stadio Dino Manuzzi in Cesena, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Spezia (+475) Napoli (-188)
Matteo Politano and Napoli (21-4-9, 5th in Serie A) are headed to Stadio Dino Manuzzi on Saturday where they'll meet Spezia (8-10-16, 16th in Serie A). The goalkeepers protecting the net are Jeroen Zoet for Spezia and Alex Meret for Napoli. The Blues are at at -188 while the Eagles are at +475. The over/under has been set at 3.
Spezia stepped onto the pitch against Hellas Verona in their last matchup and wrapped up with a draw by a score of 1-1. Spezia attempted 7 dribbles in this game and converted 2 of the tries for a percentage of 28.6%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 80.2% received passes percentage by converting 325 out of their 405 pass attempts last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Spezia finished at a 15.4% clip by landing 2 shots on target of 13 total shots. Spezia sports an average of 1.26 g/90 (43 total goals) and have accounted for 30 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Emanuel Gyasi is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Spezia. He has accounted for 13 assists while earning 19 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Gyasi has been a starter in 80 matchups in his career and scores 0.19 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Ghana has tallied 15 goals in 6,952 mins. Someone else who should impact this match is Daniele Verde, the forward hailing from Italy. Verde has totaled 7,751 mins in 83 career starts and has been handed 6 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 13 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 24 goals. He has an average of 0.28 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Spezia is Jeroen Zoet. Zoet has seen the pitch for 25,485 mins and has earned 690 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.09 (308 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of 72.2. The keeper born in the Netherlands has had 968 shots tried at him in 284 starts. Zoet (173-51-59 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 91 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 32.0% clean sheet rate.
When they last played, Napoli were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Cagliari. Napoli finished the match with a 63.0% successful dribble rate by completing 17 of the 27 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by converting 498 out of their 541 passes they tried for a rate of 92.1%. Napoli had 5 shots on target out of their 19 shots attempted earning them a 26.3% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 72 goals and 50 assists in all competitions, Napoli is averaging 2.12 goals and 1.47 assists per 90 min.
Matteo Politano should provide a lift for Napoli. He is averaging 0.26 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 188 games during his pro soccer career. The forward born in Italy has been on the pitch for 16,254 mins and has earned 47 goals. He has totaled 24 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 28 times. You should also watch out for Lorenzo Insigne, the forward hailing from Italy. He has scored 101 goals in his career while helping on a goal 80 different times. Insigne has been handed a total of 25 yellow card cautions in 24,498 professional minutes played (283 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.37.
Alex Meret will look after the goal for Napoli. Meret has accumulated 28 clean sheets while defending 381 shots attempted against him in 8,537 career mins. He sports a save percentage of 74.3 and his shutout rate is currently 29.5%. He has surrendered 1.16 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 46-25-23. So far in his career, Meret has allowed 110 goals while earning 284 saves in 95 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Spezia (+475)
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