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Napoli vs. Atalanta 4/3/2022 Serie A Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Napoli meets Atalanta on 4/3/2022 at 09:00 AM.

Atalanta encounters Napoli in a Serie A match. Napoli with a record of 19-6-5 this season comes into this game with a 10-4-1 record on the road. Atalanta is 14-9-6 this season and is 4-6-4 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Napoli and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their previous match, they were victorious and look to build upon this result. Now on their home pitch, they look continue the positive momentum in familiar and friendly territory against Napoli.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Atalanta and it is an opportunity to get rolling. Atalanta came away with a well-earned victory in their previous match and now set their sights on Napoli at their home pitch.

The Napoli Roster

The Players to Watch for the Napoli

Giovanni Di Lorenzo DF



As a scorer, Giovanni Di Lorenzo had 29 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Giovanni Di Lorenzo has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Giovanni Di Lorenzo has 0 Red Cards this season.

Amir Rrahmani DF



As a scorer, Amir Rrahmani had 26 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Napoli teammates, Amir Rrahmani had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Amir Rrahmani has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Amir Rrahmani has 0 Red Cards this season.

Mário Rui DF



As a scorer, Mário Rui had 26 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Mário Rui has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Mário Rui has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Mário Rui has 0 Red Cards this season.

Fabián Ruiz Peña MF



As a scorer, Fabián Ruiz Peña had 21 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Napoli teammates, Fabián Ruiz Peña had 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Fabián Ruiz Peña has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Fabián Ruiz Peña has 0 Red Cards this season.

Piotr Zieliński MF



Piotr Zieliński has 19 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Piotr Zieliński has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Piotr Zieliński has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Piotr Zieliński has 0 Red Cards this season.

The Atalanta Roster

The Players to Watch for the Atalanta

José Luis Palomino DF



As a scorer, José Luis Palomino had 21 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Atalanta teammates, José Luis Palomino had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

José Luis Palomino has 0 Yellow Cards this season. José Luis Palomino has 0 Red Cards this season.

Remo Freuler MF



As a scorer, Remo Freuler had 20 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Remo Freuler has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Remo Freuler has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Remo Freuler has 0 Red Cards this season.

Davide Zappacosta DF



As a scorer, Davide Zappacosta had 17 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Atalanta teammates, Davide Zappacosta had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Davide Zappacosta has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Davide Zappacosta has 0 Red Cards this season.

Marten de Roon MF,DF



Marten de Roon has 20 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Atalanta teammates, Marten de Roon had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Marten de Roon has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Marten de Roon has 0 Red Cards this season.

Merih Demiral DF



As a scorer, Merih Demiral had 17 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Merih Demiral has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Merih Demiral has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Merih Demiral has 0 Red Cards this season.

Napoli Team Stats

The Napoli Offensive Stats and Metrics

Napoli scored 1.53 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Napoli scored those goals off assists 63.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.97 assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Napoli was able to score on 0.30 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Napoli attempts 5.03 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Napoli is able to get 32.2% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.







Napoli Defensive Stats and Metrics

Napoli gave up 0.67 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Napoli goalkeepers fended off 3.33 shots per 90 minutes. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Napoli truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

Napoli goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 79.0% of the time. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. Napoli goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 43.3% of the time. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.



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Napoli Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Napoli had 10.77 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Napoli in the top 89 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Napoli had 11.5 interceptions. Napoli is in the top 46 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Napoli has committed 13.03 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Napoli is in the top 52 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Napoli drew 14.03 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Napoli is in the top 23 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Napoli had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.53 times per 90 minutes of action. Napoli is in the top 28 percentile in offside calls against them.







Atalanta Team Stats

The Atalanta Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Atalanta was able to score 1.55 goals. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Atalanta was able to score 1.10 goals off assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Atalanta was able to score on 0.35 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Atalanta attempts 4.41 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Atalanta attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 30.3% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. The shots are not reaching the goalkeeper enough, they must improve.

Atalanta Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Atalanta was able to hold opponents to 1.0 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.24 shots were saved by Atalanta goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Atalanta truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

Atalanta goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 69.1% of the time. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 34.5% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Atalanta. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.

Atalanta Utility Stats

Atalanta tried 9.83 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Atalanta in the top 96 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Atalanta has successfully intercepted 15.45 passes per 90 minutes of action. Atalanta is in the top 16 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Atalanta commits 14.9 fouls. Atalanta is in the top 80 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Atalanta drew 13.9 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Atalanta in the top 25 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Atalanta had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.83 times per 90 minutes of action. Atalanta is in the top 54 percentile in offside calls against them.

Napoli vs. Atalanta Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Napoli 3 Atalanta 1

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