AC Milan vs Genoa Prediction, 4/18/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: AC Milan vs Genoa
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: AC Milan (-222) Genoa (+550)
Franck Kessie and AC Milan (19-6-5, 2nd in Serie A) host Genoa (7-11-12, 13th in Serie A) at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Gianluigi Donnarumma for AC Milan and Mattia Perin for Genoa. The line on this contest has AC Milan priced at -222 and Genoa are at +550. The O/U is set at 3.
AC Milan played Parma in their last match and notched a win by a score of 3-1. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 86.6% passes received percentage by completing 362 of the 418 passing targets last match. AC Milan attempted 18 dribbles in this match and were successful in 13 of the attempts for a rate of 72.2%. In relation to shooting accuracy, AC Milan wrapped this game up at a 50.0% clip by landing 5 shots on target of 10 total shots. AC Milan averages 1.87 goals per 90 minutes (56 total goals) and have accumulated 36 assists in all contests for the season.
Franck Kessie is a guy who should be able to impact this game for AC Milan. Kessie has started 188 contests during his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.20 goals per 90 mins. The defender hailing from Serbia has earned 37 goals in 16,552 mins. He has totaled 12 assists while accumulating 39 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Another guy who should impact this match is Rafael Leao, the midfielder born in Croatia. He has helped a teammate on a goal 10 times so far in his career and he has scored 21 goals. Leao has been on the pitch for 4,319 minutes during 46 starts and has been given a total of 8 yellow cards. He scores 0.44 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for AC Milan will be Gianluigi Donnarumma. Donnarumma (103-53-49 record during his career) has recorded 66 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 31.9% clean sheet rate. The goalie from Italy has had 788 shots tried against him in 207 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.09 (222 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 73.9. Donnarumma has been on the field for 18,371 mins and has earned 582 stops thus far in his career.
The last time they took the field, Genoa went home defeated by a final of 3-1 against Juventus. They wrapped up this match by converting 443 out of their 512 pass attempts earning a rate of 86.5%. Genoa earned a 64.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 11 out of the 17 dribbles they tried. Genoa landed 3 shots on target out of 10 shots tried which gave them a 30.0% rate in their last game. With a total of 32 goals and 25 assists in all their contests, Genoa averages 1.07 goals and 0.83 assists per 90 minutes.
Marko Pjaca will need to be on top of his game for Genoa. He is averaging 0.30 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 115 outings so far in his career. The forward from Croatia has totaled 10,405 mins while earning 35 goals. He has tallied 6 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 14 times. Make sure to watch out for Mattia Destro, the forward hailing from Italy. He has 80 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 12 times. Destro has earned himself a total of 50 yellow cards in 15,096 mins played (172 starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.48.
Mattia Perin is expected to look after the net for Genoa. During his pro soccer career, Perin has given up 366 goals and has accumulated 894 stops in 256 starts. He has given up 1.44 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 85-62-108. He sports a save % of 71.7 and his shutout rate is currently at 27.3%. Perin has 70 clean sheets and has defended 1,248 shots attempted against him in 22,901 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take AC Milan (-222)
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