Genoa vs Napoli Prediction, 2/6/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Genoa vs Napoli
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Genoa (+360) Napoli (-169)
Stadio Luigi Ferraris is the venue where Marko Pjaca and Genoa (5-6-9, 14th in Serie A) will play Napoli (12-1-6, 6th in Serie A) on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Mattia Perin for Genoa and David Ospina for Napoli. The line on this contest has Genoa priced at +360 and the Blues are at -169. The total is set at 2.5.
Genoa took the field against Crotone in their last match and walked away with a win by a score of 3-0. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 75.0% received passes rate by connecting on 312 out of their 416 pass targets last match. Genoa tried 19 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 14 of the attempts for a rate of 73.7%. Concerning shot accuracy, Genoa wrapped this game up at a 36.4% rate by landing 4 shots on target out of 11 total shots. Genoa sports an average of 1.10 goals per 90 minutes (22 goals in total) and are sitting with 17 assists in all competitions this season.
Marko Pjaca is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Genoa. Pjaca has been in the starting lineup in 112 contests in his career and scores 0.31 goals per 90. The forward from Croatia has earned 35 goals scored in 10,080 mins. He has totaled 13 assists while tallying 6 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. One more guy who should impact this match is Gianluca Scamacca, the forward hailing from Italy. Scamacca has been on the field for 3,876 mins during 39 career starting assignments and has been handed 4 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 2 times thus far in his career while he has scored 12 goals. He currently averages 0.28 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Genoa is Mattia Perin. Perin has seen the field for a total of 22,091 mins and has accumulated 852 saves so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.44 (353 goals conceded) and he has earned a save percentage of .714. The goalkeeper from Italy has seen 1,193 shots sent in his direction in 247 starting assignments. Perin (83-57-106 mark during his career) has 69 clean sheets, which gives him a 27.9% clean sheet rate.
In their last game, Napoli got the victory with a final of 2-0 against Parma. They wrapped up this outing by completing 407 of the 491 attempted passes for a rate of 82.9%. Napoli finished with a 71.4% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 of the 14 dribbles they tried. Napoli landed 3 shots on goal out of 10 shots tried giving them a 30.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 43 goals and 31 assists in all their contests, Napoli averages 2.26 goals and 1.63 assists per 90 min.
Matteo Politano will be counted on for Napoli. The forward who is from Italy has played 15,184 minutes and has scored 43 goals. He has accounted for 23 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 26 times. He is currently averaging 0.25 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 175 games thus far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Lorenzo Insigne, the forward hailing from Italy. Insigne has been given 25 yellow cards in 23,279 mins played (270 starting assignments). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.36. He has earned 93 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 76 different times.
David Ospina will look after the net for Napoli. Ospina has 88 clean sheets and has defended 1,075 shots against him in 23,161 mins throughout his career. He sports a save % of .732 and his clean sheet rate sits at 33.8%. He has given up 1.14 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 108-62-88. During his professional soccer career, Ospina has allowed 294 goals while tallying 785 saves in 260 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Genoa (+360)
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