Spezia vs Genoa Prediction, 12/23/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Spezia vs Genoa
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Location: Stadio Dino Manuzzi in Cesena, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Spezia (+137) Genoa (+149)
Mattia Destro and Genoa (1-4-8, 19th in Serie A) go to Stadio Dino Manuzzi on Wednesday where they'll meet Spezia (2-5-6, 17th in Serie A). The goaltenders protecting the net will be Rafael for Spezia and Mattia Perin for Genoa. The Eagles are at +137 while Genoa are at +149. The over/under is set at 3.
Spezia played Inter Milan in their most recent game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 87.0% rate by connecting on 578 of the 664 passing targets last match. Spezia attempted 11 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 4 of those tries for a percentage of 36.4%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Spezia finished the game at a 14.3% rate by hitting 1 shot on target of 7 total shots. Spezia is averaging 1.38 g/90 (18 total goals) and have accounted for 14 assists in all games for this campaign.
Claudio Terzi is a player who should be able to impact this match for Spezia. Terzi has been in the starting lineup in 420 matchups so far in his career while he scores 0.03 goals per 90 mins. The defender representing Italy has earned 12 goals scored in 37,793 professional minutes. He has accounted for 6 assists while tallying 110 yellow cards during his soccer career. Someone else who should impact this match is Emanuel Gyasi, the forward born in Ghana. Gyasi has totaled 5,284 minutes in 61 starting assignments and has been given 17 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 10 times in his career while scoring 12 goals. He averages 0.20 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Spezia is Rafael. Rafael (82-42-60 mark in his career) has 52 shutouts, which leaves him with a 28.4% shutout rate. The keeper born in Brazil has seen 811 shots attempted at him in 183 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.32 (242 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of .708. Rafael has played for 16,523 mins and has accumulated 571 saves during his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Genoa took a loss by a final score of 2-0 against Benevento. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 393 out of their 473 pass attempts earning a rate of 83.1%. Genoa ended the game with a 69.2% successful dribble rate by completing 9 of the 13 dribbles they attempted. Genoa had 2 shots attempted out of the team's 8 shots attempted which gave them a 25.0% rate in their last game. Having tallied 12 goals and 10 assists for all their games, Genoa is averaging 0.92 goals and 0.77 assists per 90.
Mattia Destro will need to be on top of his game for Genoa. He sports an average of 0.46 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 160 outings so far in his pro soccer career. The forward who is from Italy has played 14,214 mins while scoring 73 goals. He has collected 46 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 12 times. You should also keep an eye on Marko Pjaca, the forward representing Croatia. Pjaca has been given a total of 6 yellow card cautions in 9,873 mins played (110 starts). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.32. He has collected 35 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 13 times.
Mattia Perin will be looking after the net for Genoa. Thus far in his career, Perin has conceded 349 goals while earning 833 saves in 240 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.46 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 79-55-105. He is the owner of a save percentage of .711 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 27.1%. Perin has racked up 65 clean sheets while he has seen 1,171 shots tried against him in 21,461 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Genoa (+149)
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