Genoa vs Napoli Prediction, 8/29/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Genoa vs Napoli
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Genoa (+641) Napoli (-249)
Matteo Politano and Napoli (1-0-0, 4th in Serie A) head to Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday where they'll meet Genoa (0-0-1, 20th in Serie A). The goaltenders who are expected to start are Salvatore Sirigu for Genoa and Alex Meret for Napoli. Genoa are at +641 while the Blues are at -249. The O/U is set at 3.
Genoa stepped onto the pitch against Inter Milan in their most recent match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 4-0. Genoa attempted 12 dribbles in this matchup and completed 5 of those dribbles for a percentage of 41.7%. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 89.7% received passes rate by completing 365 of the 407 passing attempts in their last game.
Get all of our Free Soccer Picks
Concerning shot accuracy, Genoa finished the game at a 40.0% clip by hitting 4 shots on target of 10 total shots.
Goran Pandev is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Genoa. He has accounted for 48 assists while earning 61 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Pandev has been given a starting assignment in 316 matchups in his career and has 0.33 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Macedonia has 101 goals in 27,627 professional minutes played.
One more player who could decide who wins is Milan Badelj, the midfielder born in Croatia. Badelj has been on the field for 27,554 mins during 328 starting assignments and has been handed 64 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 32 times in his career while scoring 36 goals. He sports an average of 0.12 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Genoa is Salvatore Sirigu. Sirigu (176-103-109 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 123 shutouts, which has earned him a 31.5% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper born in Italy has faced 1,628 shots attempted at him in 390 starts. His GA/90 is 1.28 (498 total goals given up) and he has a save percentage of 71.1. Sirigu has played for a total of 34,972 minutes and has accumulated 1,155 stops so far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Napoli took home the win by a final score of 2-0 against Venezia. Napoli finished the match with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by completing 7 of the 14 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by completing 521 of the 578 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 90.1%. Napoli had 3 shots on target out of their 11 shots attempted which gave them a 27.3% clip in their last outing.
Matteo Politano will need to be on top of his game for Napoli. The forward from Italy has been on the pitch for 16,513 minutes while scoring 47 goals. He has 24 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 28 times. He currently averages 0.26 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 191 games so far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Lorenzo Insigne, the forward born in Italy. He has scored 104 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 81 different times. Insigne has been given 25 yellow cards in 24,942 minutes played (288 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.38.
Alex Meret will be residing in front of the goal for Napoli. So far in his career, Meret has given up 113 goals and has totaled 294 stops in 100 starts. He has allowed 1.13 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 50-26-23. He is the owner of a save % of 74.4 and his clean sheet rate sits at 30.0%. Meret has 30 clean sheets while defending 394 shots tried against him in 8,987 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Genoa (+641)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's Free Soccer Picks
Get all of Today's Expert Soccer Picks
Most Recent Soccer Picks
- Elche vs Levante Prediction, 9/18/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- FC Cincinnati vs New York City FC Prediction, 9/18/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- FSV Mainz 05 vs SC Freiburg Prediction, 9/18/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Inter Miami CF vs New York Red Bulls Prediction, 9/17/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- PSG vs Lyon Prediction, 9/19/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Strasbourg vs Metz Prediction, 9/17/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Barcelona vs Granada Prediction, 9/20/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Valencia vs Real Madrid Prediction, 9/19/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Mallorca vs Villarreal Prediction, 9/19/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Betis vs Espanyol Prediction, 9/19/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds