Genoa vs Cagliari Prediction, 1/24/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Genoa vs Cagliari
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Genoa (+125) Cagliari (+210)
Joao Pedro and Cagliari (3-5-9, 17th in Serie A) head to Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday where they'll meet Genoa (3-6-9, 16th in Serie A). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Mattia Perin for Genoa and Alessio Cragno for Cagliari. Genoa are at +125 while Cagliari are at +210. The total opens at 2.5.
Genoa played Atalanta in their last match and wrapped up with a draw by a score of 0-0. In the passing game, they finished with a 75.6% passes received percentage by completing 294 out of their 389 targeted passes last match. Genoa tried 10 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 7 of the dribbles for a percentage of 70.0%. Concerning shot accuracy, Genoa walked away from the pitch at a 42.9% clip by putting 3 shots on target out of 7 total shots. Genoa is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (18 total goals) and have earned 14 assists in all contests this year.
Marko Pjaca is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Genoa. He has totaled 13 assists while tallying 6 yellow cards in his career. Pjaca has been in the starting lineup in 112 matchups during his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.31 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Croatia has racked up 35 goals scored in 10,036 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Gianluca Scamacca, the forward hailing from Italy. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 2 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 12 total goals. Scamacca has earned 3,876 mins during 39 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 4 yellow card warnings. He sports an average of 0.28 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Genoa is Mattia Perin. Perin has played for a total of 21,911 mins and has earned 844 saves during his soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.45 (353 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .712. The keeper born in Italy has seen 1,185 shots sent in his direction in 245 career starts. Perin (81-57-106 mark during his career) has recorded 67 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.3% shutout rate.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Cagliari went home defeated by a final of 1-0 against Fiorentina. They finished this game by completing 355 out of their 441 passes they tried for a percentage of 80.5%. Cagliari earned a 64.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 of the 14 dribbles they pursued. Cagliari converted 1 shot on goal out of the team's 8 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 12.5% rate when they last took the field. With 23 goals and 13 assists for all their games, Cagliari is averaging 1.35 goals and 0.76 assists per 90 minutes.
Joao Pedro will need to be on top of his game for Cagliari. The forward hailing from Brazil has been on the pitch for 16,152 minutes while scoring 74 goals. He has tallied 44 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 24 times. He currently averages 0.41 goals per 90 minutes and has started 184 outings in his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Giovanni Simeone, the forward born in Argentina. He has totaled 61 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 13 different times. Simeone has been given a total of 14 yellow card cautions in 14,719 professional minutes (167 starts). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.37.
Alessio Cragno is expected to look after the net for Cagliari. Cragno has tallied 45 clean sheets and has defended 899 shots tried against him in 17,611 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save % of .707 and his clean sheet rate is currently 22.8%. He has allowed 1.44 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 56-55-85. Thus far in his career, Cragno has conceded 281 goals and has accounted for 633 stops in 197 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cagliari (+210)
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