Atalanta vs Genoa Prediction, 1/17/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atalanta vs Genoa
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Location: Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Atalanta (-419) Genoa (+988)
Luis Muriel and Atalanta (9-4-3, 6th in Serie A) play Genoa (3-5-9, 15th in Serie A) at Gewiss Stadium on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net are Pierluigi Gollini for Atalanta and Mattia Perin for Genoa. The line on this matchup has Atalanta coming in at -419 and Genoa are at +988. The over/under opens at 3.25.
Atalanta faced off with Benevento in their last game and earned the victory with a final of 4-1. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 90.8% rate by completing 471 out of their 519 pass attempts last contest. Atalanta attempted 24 dribbles in this contest and completed 16 of those tries for a rate of 66.7%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Atalanta finished the game at a 44.4% clip by putting 12 shots on target of 27 total shots. Atalanta averages 2.50 g/90 (40 goals in total) and have accounted for 27 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Luis Muriel is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Atalanta. He has accounted for 30 assists while earning 28 yellow card warnings during his career. Muriel has been a starter in 164 games so far in his career and he accounts for 0.50 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from Colombia has recorded 85 goals in 15,239 minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Duvan Zapata, the forward representing Colombia. Zapata has been on the pitch for 13,899 mins during 157 starts and has been handed 20 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 28 times so far in his career while he has scored 88 total goals. He is averaging 0.57 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Atalanta is Pierluigi Gollini. Gollini (52-40-30 mark in his career) has recorded 28 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 23.1% shutout rate. The keeper hailing from Italy has had 442 shots tried at him in 121 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.19 (143 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is .701. Gollini has defended the goal for 10,796 minutes and has tallied 309 stops so far in his career.
In their last game, Genoa got the victory with a final of 2-0 against Bologna. They wrapped up this outing by completing 258 out of their 357 pass attempts for a percentage of 72.3%. Genoa ended the game with a 31.6% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 6 of the 19 dribbles they tried. Genoa landed 7 shots on goal out of 10 shots tried giving them a 70.0% clip in their last match. With a total of 18 goals and 14 assists in all their matches, Genoa has an average of 1.06 goals and 0.82 assists per 90 min.
Mattia Destro should be able to be counted on for Genoa. He averages 0.47 G/90 and has been a starter in 163 games so far in his pro soccer career. The forward from Italy has played 14,451 professional minutes while he has scored 76 goals. He has accumulated 48 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 12 times. You should also keep an eye on Marko Pjaca, the forward who is from Croatia. Pjaca has been given a total of 6 yellow cards in 9,969 professional minutes played (111 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.32. He has scored 35 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 13 times.
Mattia Perin is expected to look after the net for Genoa. So far in his career, Perin has given up 353 goals and has 842 stops in 244 starting assignments. He has given up 1.46 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 81-56-106. He holds a save % of .712 and his clean sheet rate sits at 27.0%. Perin has accumulated 66 clean sheets while seeing 1,183 shots against him in 21,821 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Genoa (+988)
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