Genoa vs Sassuolo Prediction, 10/17/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Genoa vs Sassuolo
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Genoa (-132) Sassuolo (112)
Stadio Luigi Ferraris is the site where Goran Pandev and Genoa (1-2-4, 16th in Serie A) will play Sassuolo (2-1-4, 14th in Serie A) on Sunday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Salvatore Sirigu for Genoa and Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo. Genoa are at -132 while Sassuolo are at 112. The total has been set at 2.5.
Genoa faced off with Salernitana in their last matchup and took a loss by a score of 1-0. Genoa attempted 16 dribbles in this game and completed 13 of those tries for a rate of 81.3%. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 80.8% passes received rate by converting 336 out of their 416 passing attempts last game.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Genoa walked away from the pitch at a 17.6% clip by landing 3 shots on target out of 17 total shots. Genoa averages 1.43 goals per 90 minutes (10 goals in total) and are sitting with 7 assists in all contests for the year.
Goran Pandev is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Genoa. Pandev has started 317 matchups during his career and he accounts for 0.33 goals per 90. The forward who is from Macedonia has earned 101 goals in 27,857 professional minutes played. He has totaled 49 assists while tallying 62 yellow card warnings so far in his career.
Someone else who should impact this match is Mattia Destro, the forward representing Italy. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 12 times in his career while scoring 85 goals. Destro has been on the pitch for 15,755 minutes in 182 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 51 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.49 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Genoa is Salvatore Sirigu. Sirigu (177-105-112 record in his career) has totaled 123 shutouts, which gives him a 31.1% clean sheet rate. The goalie from Italy has seen 1,644 shots tried against him in 396 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.29 (509 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of 70.9. Sirigu has played for 35,511 minutes and has tallied 1,166 stops so far in his career.
When they last took the field, Sassuolo walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1 against Inter Milan. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 432 of the 493 passing attempts for a percentage of 87.6%. Sassuolo finished with a 47.4% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 9 out of the 19 dribbles they tried. Sassuolo converted 7 shots on target out of 11 shots tried giving them a 63.6% clip in their last game. With 7 goals and 5 assists for all their matches, Sassuolo has an average of 1.00 goal and 0.71 assists per 90.
Domenico Berardi should be someone to watch for Sassuolo. The forward who is from Italy has 21,626 professional minutes and he has scored 100 goals. He has 67 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 61 times. He scores 0.42 goals per 90 mins and has started 253 matches in his career. Make sure to watch out for Jeremie Boga, the forward representing Cote d'Ivoire. He has totaled 24 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 11 times. His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.20.
Andrea Consigli will be looking after the net for Sassuolo. So far in his career, Consigli has given up 642 goals while earning 1,483 stops in 485 starting assignments. He has given up 1.33 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 177-125-177. He holds a save percentage of 70.6 and his shutout rate sits at 27.4%. Consigli has racked up 133 clean sheets and has defended 2,103 shots tried against him in 43,296 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sassuolo (112)
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