Genoa vs Lazio Prediction, 1/3/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Genoa vs Lazio
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Genoa (+330) Lazio (-161)
Mattia Destro and Genoa (2-4-8, 18th in Serie A) host Lazio (6-3-5, 8th in Serie A) at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday. The men protecting the net will be Mattia Perin for Genoa and Thomas Strakosha for Lazio. Lazio are at at -161 while Genoa are at +330. The total is set at 2.5.
Genoa took the field against Spezia in their most recent game and went home with a win by a final score of 2-1. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 81.1% passes received percentage by connecting on 231 of the 285 targeted passes last match. Genoa attempted 18 dribbles in this matchup and converted 10 of those attempts for a percentage of 55.6%. Regarding shot accuracy, Genoa finished at a 66.7% rate by putting 4 SoT of 6 total shots. Genoa averages 1.00 goal per 90 (14 total goals) and have earned 11 assists in all contests this season.
Mattia Destro is a player who can be a difference maker for Genoa. Destro has started 161 matchups in his career and accounts for 0.47 goals per 90. The forward who is from Italy has earned 74 goals scored in 14,297 mins played. He has totaled 12 assists while accumulating 47 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Marko Pjaca, the forward representing Croatia. He has helped a teammate on a goal 13 times during his soccer career and he has scored 35 total goals. Pjaca has been on the field for 9,880 minutes during 110 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 6 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.32 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Genoa is Mattia Perin. Perin (80-55-105 mark during his soccer career) has earned 65 shutouts, which has earned him a 27.0% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from Italy has faced 1,175 shots attempted against him in 241 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.46 (350 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of .711. Perin has been on the pitch for a total of 21,551 mins and has earned 836 stops during his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the field, Lazio went home defeated by a final of 3-2 against AC Milan. They wrapped up this outing by converting 480 of the 571 passes they tried earning a percentage of 84.1%. Lazio finished with a 61.5% successful dribble rate by completing 8 out of the 13 dribbles they attempted. Lazio converted 6 shots tried out of their 14 shots tried which gave them a 42.9% rate in their last match. Having accumulated 22 goals and 14 assists in all competitions, Lazio averages 1.57 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic should provide a spark for Lazio. The midfielder born in Spain has earned 16,057 minutes while scoring 40 goals. He has collected 45 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 24 times. He averages 0.22 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 183 outings thus far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Ciro Immobile, the forward representing Italy. Immobile has been handed a total of 50 yellow cards in 23,607 mins played (267 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.68. He has accounted for 179 goals during his soccer career while helping on a goal 40 times.
Thomas Strakosha will be looking after the goal for Lazio. Strakosha has recorded 41 clean sheets and has defended 576 shots tried against him in 13,275 career mins. He is the owner of a save percentage of .726 and his clean sheet rate sits at 27.9%. He has given up 1.24 goals per 90 while earning a record of 75-33-39. So far in his career, Strakosha has given up 183 goals while earning 415 stops in 147 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lazio (-161)
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