Udinese vs Napoli Prediction, 1/10/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Udinese vs Napoli
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021
Location: Dacia Arena in Udine, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Udinese (+210) Napoli (-500)
Dacia Arena is the venue where Rodrigo De Paul and Udinese (4-3-7, 14th in Serie A) will take on Napoli (9-1-4, 4th in Serie A) on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Juan Musso for Udinese and David Ospina for Napoli. The line on this game has Udinese coming in at +210 and the Blues are at -500. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Udinese played Juventus in their most recent game and went home with a loss by a final score of 4-1. In regard to passing, they had a 81.8% rate by completing 345 out of their 422 passing attempts in their last match. Udinese attempted 16 dribbles in this game and were successful in 10 of the dribbles for a rate of 62.5%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Udinese ended this match at a 30.0% clip by hitting 3 shots on target of 10 total shots. Udinese is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (14 goals in total) and have tallied 11 assists in all competitions this season.
Rodrigo De Paul is a guy who can be a difference maker for Udinese. He has 30 assists while accumulating 30 yellow cards thus far in his career. Paul has had a starting assignment in 158 contests so far in his career and he accounts for 0.18 goals per 90 mins. The defender from Italy has racked up 28 goals scored in 13,723 professional minutes played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Ignacio Pussetto, the forward representing Argentina. He has helped on a goal 15 times so far in his career and he has scored 24 goals. Pussetto has accumulated 9,004 mins during 98 starts and has been handed 24 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.24 G/90 so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Udinese is Juan Musso. Musso has defended the goal for 9,180 minutes and has tallied 334 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.36 (139 goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of .738. The goalkeeper hailing from Argentina has seen 454 shots attempted at him in 102 starting assignments. Musso (36-25-41 record in his career) has accumulated 27 clean sheets, which gives him a 26.5% shutout rate.
For their last match, Napoli got the victory with a final of 4-1 against Cagliari. Napoli finished with a 71.4% successful dribble percentage by completing 15 out of the 21 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by completing 587 out of their 637 passes they tried for a percentage of 92.2%. Napoli converted 10 shots attempted out of their 32 shots attempted which had them at a 31.3% clip in their last game. With 31 goals and 22 assists in all their contests, Napoli averages 2.21 goals and 1.57 assists per 90.
Matteo Politano should provide a spark for Napoli. He is averaging 0.25 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 174 contests in his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from Italy has been on the pitch for 15,050 minutes while scoring 41 goals. He has accumulated 23 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 26 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Lorenzo Insigne, the forward representing Italy. Insigne has been given a total of 24 yellow card warnings in 22,872 mins (265 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.35. He has tallied 90 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 75 different times.
David Ospina is expected to look after the net for Napoli. During his pro soccer career, Ospina has surrendered 292 goals and has totaled 782 saves in 257 starts. He has allowed 1.15 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 106-62-87. He has earned a save percentage of .732 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 33.5%. Ospina has racked up 86 clean sheets and has defended 1,071 shots against him in 22,891 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Napoli (-500)
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