Spezia vs Napoli Prediction, 5/22/2022 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Spezia vs Napoli
Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Location: Stadio Dino Manuzzi in Cesena, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Spezia (+502) Napoli (-169)
Lorenzo Insigne and Napoli (23-7-7, 3rd in Serie A) are headed to Stadio Dino Manuzzi on Sunday where they'll take on Spezia (10-6-21, 15th in Serie A). The goalies protecting the net are Ivan Provedel for Spezia and David Ospina for Napoli. The moneyline on this contest has Spezia coming in at +502 and the Blues are at -169. The over/under has been set at 3.
Spezia faced Atalanta in their last matchup and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-1. Spezia attempted 13 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 6 of the attempts for a percentage of 46.2%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 80.8% received passes percentage by converting 236 out of their 292 passing targets in their last outing.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Spezia wrapped this game up at a 33.3% rate by putting 3 shots on target out of 9 total shots. Spezia has an average of 0.97 goals per 90 min (35 goals in total) and are sitting with 17 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Daniele Verde is a player who can be a difference maker for Spezia. Verde has been in the starting lineup in 104 outings during his soccer career and he scores 0.30 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Italy has tallied 32 goals in 9,668 minutes played. He has accounted for 16 assists while tallying 8 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career.
Another player who should impact this match is Emanuel Gyasi, the forward hailing from Ghana. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times in his career while he has scored 20 goals. Gyasi has accumulated 10,106 mins in 116 career starting assignments and has been handed 28 yellow cards. He scores 0.18 G/90 for his career.
The man who will protect the net for Spezia is Ivan Provedel. Provedel has played for a total of 17,859 mins and has 620 saves thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.47 (292 goals conceded) and he has a save % of 70.2. The goalkeeper hailing from Italy has had 886 shots attempted against him in 199 career starts. Provedel (55-65-77 record during his soccer career) has recorded 45 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 22.6% shutout percentage.
For their last game, Napoli walked away with a victory by a final of 1-0 against Torino. Napoli earned a 75.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 9 of the 12 dribbles they pursued. They finished the contest by connecting on 429 out of their 471 passes they attempted for a rate of 91.1%. Napoli landed 4 shots on goal out of the team's 10 shots attempted which gave them a 40.0% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 68 goals and 41 assists in all their matches, Napoli averages 1.89 goals and 1.14 assists per 90 min.
Lorenzo Insigne should provide a lift for Napoli. The forward from Italy has totaled 27,037 mins while scoring 113 goals. He has accumulated 27 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 89 times. He currently averages 0.38 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 314 contests in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Matteo Politano, the forward representing Italy. He has 49 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 31 different times. Politano has been given a total of 26 yellow card cautions in 18,027 professional minutes played (209 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.24.
David Ospina will be residing in front of the goal for Napoli. In his pro soccer career, Ospina has surrendered 322 goals while tallying 877 saves in 295 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.10 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 130-68-95. He sports a save % of 73.6 and his clean sheet rate is 34.9%. Ospina has accumulated 103 clean sheets while he has seen 1,193 shots tried against him in 26,311 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Spezia (+502)
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