Napoli vs Genoa Prediction, 5/15/2022 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Napoli vs Genoa
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Location: Stadio San Paolo in Naples, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Napoli (-343) Genoa (+1118)
Stadio San Paolo is the venue where Lorenzo Insigne and Napoli (22-7-7, 3rd in Serie A) will take on Genoa (4-16-16, 19th in Serie A) on Sunday. The men protecting the net are David Ospina for Napoli and Salvatore Sirigu for Genoa. The moneyline on this matchup has Napoli coming in at -343 and Genoa are at +1118. The total has been set at 2.75.
Napoli stepped onto the pitch against Torino in their last matchup and notched a win by a score of 1-0. Napoli attempted 12 dribbles in this contest and completed 9 of those attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. In regard to passing, they earned a 91.1% received passes rate by converting 429 of the 471 targeted passes in their last outing.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Napoli walked away from the pitch at a 40.0% rate by landing 4 shots on target of 10 shots. Napoli averages 1.89 goals per 90 (68 total goals) and have accounted for 41 assists in all games for this campaign.
Lorenzo Insigne is a player who can be a difference maker for Napoli. He has accounted for 89 assists while tallying 27 yellow cards so far in his career. Insigne has started 314 matchups in his career while he scores 0.38 G/90. The forward who is from Italy has tallied 113 goals in 27,037 minutes played.
Another guy who should impact this match is Matteo Politano, the forward hailing from Italy. Politano has totaled 18,027 minutes in 209 starts and has been handed a total of 26 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 31 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 49 goals. He currently averages 0.24 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man defending the goal for Napoli will be David Ospina. Ospina (130-68-95 record in his career) has accounted for 103 shutouts, which has earned him a 34.9% clean sheet rate. The keeper from Colombia has had 1,193 shots tried at him in 295 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.10 (322 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 73.6. Ospina has seen the field for a total of 26,311 mins and is sitting with 877 stops so far in his career.
For their last game, Genoa got the victory with a final of 2-1 against Juventus. They wrapped up this contest by completing 366 out of their 382 attempted passes earning a percentage of 95.8%. Genoa finished with a 57.1% successful dribble rate by connecting on 8 out of the 14 dribbles they pursued. Genoa connected on 5 shots on target out of 17 shots attempted earning them a 29.4% rate in their last outing. Having tallied 26 goals and 18 assists in all their games, Genoa sports an average of 0.72 goals and 0.50 assists per 90 minutes.
Mattia Destro will be counted on for Genoa. He currently averages 0.47 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 199 games during his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from Italy has played 17,167 mins while scoring 90 goals. He has totaled 54 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 13 times. You should also keep an eye on Kelvin Yeboah, the forward representing Italy. He has totaled 25 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 10 different times. Yeboah has been given 14 yellow card warnings in 5,904 minutes (66 starts). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.38.
Salvatore Sirigu is expected to look after the net for Genoa. Sirigu has racked up 133 clean sheets and has defended 1,774 shots against him in 38,121 mins in his career. He has a save % of 70.7 and his shutout rate sits at 31.3%. He has given up 1.30 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 180-119-124. So far in his pro soccer career, Sirigu has surrendered 549 goals and has 1,256 stops in 425 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Genoa (+1118)
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