Genoa vs Fiorentina Prediction, 9/18/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Genoa vs Fiorentina
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Genoa (+225) Fiorentina (+120)
Dusan Vlahovic and Fiorentina (2-0-1, 8th in Serie A) are headed to Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Saturday where they'll take on Genoa (1-0-2, 13th in Serie A). The starting goalies are Salvatore Sirigu for Genoa and Bartlomiej Dragowski for Fiorentina. Fiorentina are at at +120 while Genoa are at +225. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Genoa stepped onto the pitch against Cagliari in their most recent game and notched a win by a score of 3-2. Genoa attempted 14 dribbles in this match and completed 7 of those attempts for a rate of 50.0%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 87.4% rate by connecting on 395 out of their 452 pass attempts in their last match.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Genoa walked away from the pitch at a 27.3% clip by putting 3 shots on target of 11 total shots. Genoa is averaging 1.33 goals per 90 (4 total goals) and have accumulated 4 assists in all competitions this season.
Milan Badelj is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Genoa. He has totaled 32 assists while tallying 64 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Badelj has had a starting assignment in 329 contests so far in his career and he scores 0.12 G/90. The midfielder from Croatia has tallied 36 goals in 27,644 minutes played.
One more player who should impact this match is Goran Pandev, the forward representing Macedonia. He has helped on a goal 48 times during his career and he has scored 101 total goals. Pandev has been on the field for 27,733 minutes in 317 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 61 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.33 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Genoa will be Salvatore Sirigu. Sirigu has seen the pitch for 35,152 mins and has 1,162 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.29 (502 goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of 71.1. The keeper born in Italy has seen 1,638 shots attempted against him in 392 starting assignments. Sirigu (177-103-110 mark during his soccer career) has accounted for 123 clean sheets, which gives him a 31.4% shutout rate.
When they last took the field, Fiorentina walked away with a victory by a final of 2-1 against Atalanta. They finished this game by connecting on 374 out of their 445 attempted passes earning a percentage of 84.0%. Fiorentina earned a 69.2% successful dribble rate by completing 9 of the 13 dribbles they attempted. Fiorentina landed 0 shots on target out of the team's 5 shots tried which gave them a 0.0% rate when they last took the field. With 5 goals and 3 assists in all competitions, Fiorentina sports an average of 1.67 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Dusan Vlahovic should be someone to watch for Fiorentina. The forward from Serbia has accumulated 5,277 minutes while earning 31 goals. He has totaled 8 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 4 times. He has an average of 0.53 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 52 contests in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Gaetano Castrovilli, the defender who represents Poland. He has 13 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 11 different times. Castrovilli has been given 27 yellow cards in 8,948 mins played (101 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.13.
Bartlomiej Dragowski will look after the goal for Fiorentina. Dragowski has tallied 28 shutouts and defended 542 shots against him in 10,896 career mins. He has a save percentage of 67.5 and his shutout rate is currently at 23.1%. He has surrendered 1.59 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 34-34-54. During his professional soccer career, Dragowski has conceded 193 goals and has tallied 367 saves in 121 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Fiorentina (+120)
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