Genoa vs Sampdoria Prediction, 3/3/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Genoa vs Sampdoria
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Genoa (+173) Sampdoria (+189)
Gaston Ramirez and Sampdoria (9-3-12, 10th in Serie A) are headed to Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Wednesday where they'll take on Genoa (6-8-10, 13th in Serie A). The starting goaltenders are Mattia Perin for Genoa and Emil Audero for Sampdoria. Sampdoria are at at +189 while Genoa are at +173. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Genoa took the field against Inter Milan in their last matchup and ended up losing by a score of 3-0. Genoa tried 8 dribbles in this match and were successful in 7 of those tries for a percentage of 87.5%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended up with a 90.5% passes received rate by completing 497 of the 549 targeted passes in their last outing. In terms of shooting accuracy, Genoa wrapped this game up at a 66.7% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 3 total shots. Genoa averages 1.08 g/90 (26 total goals) and have 19 assists in all games for the year.
Mattia Destro is a player who can be a difference maker for Genoa. He has totaled 12 assists while accumulating 49 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Destro has had a starting assignment in 168 matches so far in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.48 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Italy has tallied 79 goals scored in 14,802 mins played. One more player who could decide who wins is Goran Pandev, the forward who represents Macedonia. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 47 times in his career while scoring 97 total goals. Pandev has been on the field for 27,010 mins during 308 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 59 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.32 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Genoa is Mattia Perin. Perin has seen the pitch for a total of 22,451 mins and has earned 871 stops in his career. His GA/90 is 1.44 (359 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 71.5. The goalie from Italy has had 1,219 shots attempted against him in 251 career starts. Perin (84-59-107 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 70 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.9% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Sampdoria took a loss by a score of 2-0 against Atalanta. They finished the contest by connecting on 381 of the 468 attempted passes earning a rate of 81.4%. Sampdoria finished with a 60.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 6 out of the 10 dribbles they tried. Sampdoria had 3 shots on goal out of their 8 shots tried which gave them a 37.5% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 33 goals and 25 assists in all their matches, Sampdoria sports an average of 1.37 goals and 1.04 assists per 90 minutes.
Gaston Ramirez should provide a spark for Sampdoria. The forward born in Uruguay has 15,914 mins and has scored 42 goals. He has collected 54 yellow card cautions during his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 31 times. He currently averages 0.24 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 188 games in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Fabio Quagliarella, the forward representing Italy. Quagliarella has been given 47 yellow cards in 36,727 minutes (423 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.44. He has accumulated 179 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 50 times.
Emil Audero is expected to look after the goal for Sampdoria. Audero has earned 35 shutouts and defended 566 shots tried against him in 11,880 mins throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of 71.2 and his clean sheet rate is 26.5%. He has conceded 1.40 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 50-29-53. In his career, Audero has conceded 185 goals while totaling 403 stops in 132 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sampdoria (+189)
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