Benevento vs Genoa Prediction, 12/20/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Benevento vs Genoa
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Stadio Ciro Vigorito in Benevento, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Benevento (+137) Genoa (+180)
Gianluca Lapadula and Benevento (3-3-6, 15th in Serie A) play Genoa (1-4-7, 18th in Serie A) at Stadio Ciro Vigorito on Sunday. The starting goaltenders are Lorenzo Montipo for Benevento and Mattia Perin for Genoa. Genoa are at at +180 while the Sorcerers are at +137. The total opens at 2.5.
Benevento faced Lazio in their last matchup and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. Benevento tried 6 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 4 of those dribbles for a percentage of 66.7%. In sharing the ball, they earned a 79.4% passes received percentage by connecting on 309 out of their 389 passing attempts last contest. In regard to shooting accuracy, Benevento wrapped this game up at a 46.2% clip by hitting 6 shots on target of 13 shots. Benevento is averaging 1.08 goals per 90 min (13 total goals) and have earned 8 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Gianluca Lapadula is a player who should be able to impact this match for Benevento. He has totaled 17 assists while accumulating 23 yellow cards in his career. Lapadula has started 100 matchups so far in his career and he scores 0.52 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Italy has totaled 56 goals in 9,639 mins played. Another guy who should impact this match is Roberto Insigne, the forward representing Italy. He has helped a teammate on a goal 31 times so far in his career while scoring 28 total goals. Insigne has totaled 9,829 minutes in 110 starts and has been handed a total of 18 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.26 G/90 for his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Benevento will be Lorenzo Montipo. Montipò has seen the field for 10,710 minutes and has accumulated 253 saves so far in his career. His GA/90 is 0.87 (104 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of .724. The keeper born in Italy has had 352 shots attempted against him in 119 career starts. Montipò (50-34-35 record in his career) has recorded 37 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 31.1% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the field, Genoa weren't able to secure a win with a final of 2-2 against AC Milan. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 324 out of their 409 passes they attempted for a rate of 79.2%. Genoa ended the game with a 31.6% successful dribble rate by connecting on 6 out of the 19 dribbles they tried. Genoa converted 4 shots tried out of 10 shots tried which had them sitting at a 40.0% clip in their last outing. With 12 goals and 10 assists for all their games, Genoa is averaging 1.00 goal and 0.83 assists per 90 min.
Marko Pjaca will need to provide a lift for Genoa. He averages 0.32 goals per 90 and has started 109 contests during his career. The forward from Croatia has been on the pitch for 9,783 professional minutes and he has scored 35 goals. He has totaled 6 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 13 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Mattia Destro, the forward born in Italy. He has scored 73 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 12 times. Destro has been handed 46 yellow card cautions in 14,143 professional minutes played (159 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.46.
Mattia Perin will reside in front of the net for Genoa. Perin has earned 65 shutouts while defending 1,169 shots against him in 21,371 mins in his career. He sports a save percentage of .712 and his shutout rate is 27.2%. He has given up 1.46 goals per 90 and he has a record of 79-55-104. During his professional soccer career, Perin has allowed 347 goals while earning 832 stops in 239 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Benevento (+137)
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