Genoa vs Bologna Prediction, 1/9/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Genoa vs Bologna
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Genoa (+290) Bologna (+110)
Marko Pjaca and Genoa (2-5-8, 18th in Serie A) play Bologna (4-4-7, 12th in Serie A) at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net will be Mattia Perin for Genoa and Angelo Da Costa for Bologna. Bologna are at at +110 while Genoa are at +290. The total opens at 2.5.
Genoa faced off with Lazio in their last game and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. In the passing game, they ended the game with a 79.9% rate by connecting on 291 out of their 364 passing targets in their last outing. Genoa attempted 18 dribbles in this match and converted 7 of the tries for a rate of 38.9%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Genoa ended this match at a 30.0% rate by hitting 3 shots on target of 10 total shots. Genoa averages 1.00 goal per 90 (15 goals in total) and have accumulated 12 assists in all games for the season.
Marko Pjaca is a guy who can be a difference maker for Genoa. He has 13 assists while accumulating 6 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Pjaca has been given a starting assignment in 111 matches during his soccer career while he scores 0.32 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Croatia has 35 goals scored in 9,925 minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Mattia Destro, the forward born in Italy. He has helped on a goal 12 times thus far in his career while he has scored 75 goals. Destro has been on the pitch for 14,357 minutes in 162 career starts and has been given 48 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.47 G/90 during his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Genoa is Mattia Perin. Perin (80-56-105 record during his soccer career) has 65 shutouts, which gives him a 26.9% shutout percentage. The keeper hailing from Italy has faced 1,177 shots attempted at him in 242 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.46 (351 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .712. Perin has been on the pitch for a total of 21,641 minutes and has earned 838 saves thus far in his career.
In their last outing, Bologna weren't able to secure a win with a final of 0-0 against Fiorentina. Bologna finished the match with a 30.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 3 out of the 10 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 459 out of their 535 attempted passes earning a percentage of 85.8%. Bologna connected on 3 shots attempted out of 7 shots attempted earning them a 42.9% rate in their last outing. With 19 goals and 15 assists in all competitions, Bologna averages 1.27 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Musa Barrow will need to be on top of his game for Bologna. The forward hailing from Gambia has played 3,784 professional minutes while earning 16 goals. He has 1 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 9 times. He is averaging 0.38 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 40 matches during his soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Rodrigo Palacio, the forward born in Argentina. Palacio has been handed a total of 52 yellow cards in 24,544 minutes (275 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.33. He has collected 89 goals during his career while helping on a goal 55 times.
Angelo Da Costa will look after the net for Bologna. During his career, Da Costa has surrendered 221 goals and has earned 560 saves in 161 starts. He has surrendered 1.36 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 53-42-69. He holds a save % of .723 and his clean sheet rate is currently 21.7%. Da Costa has 35 shutouts while defending 780 shots attempted against him in 14,638 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Bologna (+110)
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