Genoa vs Hellas Verona Prediction, 2/20/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Genoa vs Hellas Verona
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Genoa (+180) Hellas Verona (+187)
Miguel Veloso and Hellas Verona (8-6-7, 10th in Serie A) go to Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Saturday where they'll take on Genoa (6-7-9, 11th in Serie A). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Mattia Perin for Genoa and Marco Silvestri for Hellas Verona. The line on this game has Genoa coming in at +180 and Hellas Verona are priced at +187. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Genoa stepped onto the pitch against Torino in their most recent match and wrapped up with a draw by a score of 0-0. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 80.1% passes received rate by converting 407 of the 508 targeted passes in their last game. Genoa tried 11 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 2 of the tries for a rate of 18.2%. Regarding shot accuracy, Genoa finished at a 33.3% clip by hitting 2 shots on target out of 6 total shots. Genoa has an average of 1.09 goals per 90 (24 goals in total) and have racked up 19 assists in all matches for the season.
Mattia Destro is a player who should be able to impact this game for Genoa. Destro has been given a starting assignment in 167 matches during his soccer career and he has earned 0.48 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Italy has totaled 79 goals scored in 14,736 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 12 assists while tallying 49 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Goran Pandev, the forward born in Macedonia. He has helped on a goal 47 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 97 goals. Pandev has accumulated 26,957 mins in 308 career starts and has been handed 59 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.32 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The guy protecting the net for Genoa will be Mattia Perin. Perin (84-58-106 record in his career) has accumulated 70 shutouts, which gives him a 28.1% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from Italy has faced 1,203 shots tried at him in 249 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.43 (354 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 71.6. Perin has been on the field for 22,271 mins and has tallied 860 stops thus far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Hellas Verona walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0 against Udinese. They finished this game by completing 360 of the 461 passes they attempted earning a rate of 78.1%. Hellas Verona had a 47.6% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 10 of the 21 dribbles they pursued. Hellas Verona missed all of their 6 shots attempted giving them a 0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 21 goals and 15 assists in all their contests, Hellas Verona sports an average of 1.00 goal and 0.71 assists per 90.
Miguel Veloso should be someone to watch for Hellas Verona. He averages 0.06 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 294 matches thus far in his career. The midfielder from Portugal has accumulated 25,710 professional minutes while earning 18 goals. He has 76 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 37 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Antonin Barak, the forward who is from Spain. He has accounted for 24 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 11 times. Barak has earned himself 16 yellow cards in 9,004 mins played (99 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.24.
Marco Silvestri will look after the net for Hellas Verona. Silvestri has totaled 48 clean sheets and has defended 738 shots attempted against him in 18,596 career minutes. He has earned a save % of 71.7 and his clean sheet rate sits at 23.3%. He has allowed 1.06 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 64-70-72. During his career, Silvestri has surrendered 218 goals while totaling 525 stops in 206 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Hellas Verona (+187) and over 2.5 goals
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