Napoli vs Udinese Prediction, 3/19/2022 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Napoli vs Udinese
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2022
Location: Stadio San Paolo in Naples, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Napoli (-276) Udinese (+707)
Roberto Pereyra and Udinese (7-12-9, 12th in Serie A) head to Stadio San Paolo on Saturday where they'll meet Napoli (18-6-5, 2nd in Serie A). The starting goaltenders will be David Ospina for Napoli and Marco Silvestri for Udinese. The White and Blacks are at at +707 while the Blues are at -276. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Napoli faced Hellas Verona in their last matchup and walked away with a win by a score of 2-1. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 81.0% passes received rate by completing 376 of the 464 targeted passes in their last outing. Napoli attempted 18 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 15 of those attempts for a rate of 83.3%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Napoli finished the game at a 30.8% rate by hitting 4 shots on target of 13 total shots. Napoli has an average of 1.76 goals per 90 min (51 goals in total) and have accumulated 27 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Lorenzo Insigne is a player who should be able to impact this game for Napoli. Insigne has had a starting assignment in 307 games during his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.37 G/90. The forward who is from Italy has racked up 110 goals scored in 26,472 mins. He has 86 assists while accumulating 26 yellow card cautions in his career.
Another player who should impact this match is Matteo Politano, the forward representing Italy. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 31 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 48 total goals. Politano has earned 17,804 minutes in 206 career starts and has been handed a total of 26 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.24 G/90 so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Napoli is David Ospina. Ospina has been on the pitch for 25,861 mins and has accumulated 866 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.10 (316 total goals conceded) and his save % is 73.7. The goalie from Colombia has faced 1,176 shots tried against him in 290 starting assignments. Ospina (126-68-94 mark in his career) has accounted for 102 shutouts, which has earned him a 35.2% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, Udinese earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against AS Roma. Udinese finished with a 25.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 5 out of the 20 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by converting 285 out of their 345 passing attempts for a rate of 82.6%. Udinese had 5 shots on goal out of their 11 shots attempted earning them a 45.5% rate when they last took the field. Having tallied 33 goals and 19 assists in all their matches, Udinese has an average of 1.18 goals and 0.68 assists per 90.
Roberto Pereyra will be someone to watch for Udinese. The forward representing Argentina has been on the pitch for 20,785 professional minutes while scoring 35 goals. He has 39 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 27 times. He sports an average of 0.15 G/90 and has started 236 contests so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Beto, the forward who is from Guinea-Bissau. Beto has been handed a total of 8 yellow cards in 4,428 minutes played (46 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.43. He has scored 21 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 2 different times.
Marco Silvestri is expected to look after the goal for Udinese. Silvestri has totaled 57 shutouts while defending 867 shots against him in 22,106 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of 70.5 and his clean sheet rate is currently 23.3%. He has surrendered 1.11 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 74-85-86. In his career, Silvestri has conceded 273 goals while earning 607 saves in 245 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Napoli (-276)
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