Genoa vs Benevento Prediction, 4/21/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Genoa vs Benevento
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Genoa (+113) Benevento (+292)
Mattia Destro and Genoa (7-11-13, 13th in Serie A) host Benevento (7-9-15, 16th in Serie A) at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Wednesday. The men protecting the net will be Mattia Perin for Genoa and Lorenzo Montipo for Benevento. Genoa are at +113 while the Sorcerers are at +292. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Genoa stepped onto the pitch against AC Milan in their most recent match and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-1. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 82.0% received passes rate by completing 388 out of their 473 targeted passes last match. Genoa tried 14 dribbles in this contest and completed 7 of those tries for a rate of 50.0%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Genoa walked away from the pitch at a 16.7% rate by hitting 2 shots on target of 12 shots. Genoa has an average of 1.06 goals per 90 minutes (33 goals in total) and have accumulated 26 assists in all games for the year.
Mattia Destro is a guy who should impact this matchup for Genoa. Destro has started 173 matches so far in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.48 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Italy has earned 81 goals in 15,152 mins played. He has accounted for 12 assists while earning 50 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Goran Pandev, the forward who represents Macedonia. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 47 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 98 total goals. Pandev has totaled 27,176 minutes during 310 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 60 yellow card cautions. He has an average of 0.32 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Genoa will be Mattia Perin. Perin (85-62-109 record in his career) has tallied 70 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.2% shutout percentage. The keeper hailing from Italy has seen 1,252 shots sent in his direction in 257 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.44 (368 goals allowed) and his save % is 71.6. Perin has seen the field for a total of 22,991 mins and has earned 896 saves in his career.
The last time they took the field, Benevento took a defeat with a final score of 5-3 against Lazio. Benevento ended the game with a 64.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 out of the 14 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by converting 350 out of their 423 attempted passes earning a percentage of 82.7%. Benevento connected on 6 shots on target out of their 15 shots attempted which had them at a 40.0% clip in their last match. Having tallied 33 goals and 21 assists for all their matches, Benevento averages 1.06 goals and 0.68 assists per 90 minutes.
Gianluca Caprari should provide a lift for Benevento. He is currently averaging 0.31 goals per 90 and has started 169 games in his career. The forward hailing from Italy has been on the field for 15,111 mins while scoring 52 goals. He has totaled 32 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 26 times. You should also keep an eye on Gianluca Lapadula, the forward representing Italy. Lapadula has earned himself 24 yellow card cautions in 10,888 minutes played (115 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.47. He has totaled 57 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 17 times.
Lorenzo Montipo will be residing in front of the net for Benevento. In his career, Montipò has given up 141 goals while earning 311 saves in 138 starts. He has surrendered 1.02 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 54-40-44. He has earned a save percentage of 70.1 and his shutout rate is currently at 29.7%. Montipò has racked up 41 clean sheets while seeing 441 shots against him in 12,420 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Genoa (+113)
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