Genoa vs Sassuolo Prediction, 5/9/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Genoa vs Sassuolo
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
TV: ESPN News
Odds/Point Spread: Genoa (+200) Sassuolo (+125)
Hamed Traore and Sassuolo (14-11-9, 8th in Serie A) head to Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday where they'll take on Genoa (8-12-14, 13th in Serie A). The starting goaltenders will be Mattia Perin for Genoa and Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo. The odds on this contest have Genoa coming in at +200 and Sassuolo are at +125. The total opens at 2.75.
Genoa played Lazio in their last matchup and took a loss by a final of 4-3. Genoa attempted 18 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 9 of the tries for a rate of 50.0%. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 86.9% passes received percentage by connecting on 406 of the 467 targeted passes last contest. In relation to shooting accuracy, Genoa wrapped this game up at a 50.0% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 8 shots. Genoa averages 1.15 goals per 90 min (39 total goals) and have racked up 28 assists in all matches for the year.
Goran Pandev is a player who should be able to impact this match for Genoa. He has totaled 3 assists while tallying 4 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Pandev has started 43 contests during his career while he scores 0.35 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Macedonia has 17 goals scored in 4,369 minutes. Another player who should impact this match is Mattia Destro, the forward born in Italy. Destro has accumulated 15,329 mins during 176 starting assignments and has been given a total of 50 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 12 times so far in his career while scoring 81 total goals. He sports an average of 0.48 goals per 90 during his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Genoa will be Mattia Perin. Perin has played for 23,261 minutes and has 903 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.45 (374 goals allowed) and his save % is 71.6. The goalkeeper from Italy has had 1,263 shots tried against him in 260 career starts. Perin (86-63-110 mark in his career) has totaled 71 shutouts, which gives him a 27.3% shutout rate.
The last time they took the field, Sassuolo finished locked up with a final of 1-1 against Atalanta. They finished the match by completing 536 of the 597 attempted passes for a rate of 89.8%. Sassuolo earned a 68.2% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 15 of the 22 dribbles they attempted. Sassuolo landed 4 shots on target out of 11 shots attempted giving them a 36.4% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 53 goals and 31 assists in all matches, Sassuolo is averaging 1.56 goals and 0.91 assists per 90 min.
Hamed Traore will be counted on for Sassuolo. The midfielder representing Cote d'Ivoire has accumulated 5,786 mins and has earned 11 goals. He has totaled 14 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 4 times. He averages 0.17 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 67 contests during his soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Domenico Berardi, the forward who represents Italy. He has 95 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 58 times. Berardi has been handed a total of 67 yellow cards in 20,850 minutes played (244 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.41.
Andrea Consigli will reside in front of the goal for Sassuolo. Consigli has accumulated 130 shutouts and defended 2,058 shots attempted against him in 42,306 mins in his career. He sports a save percentage of 70.5 and his clean sheet rate is currently 27.4%. He has conceded 1.34 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 172-124-172. Thus far in his career, Consigli has conceded 629 goals while tallying 1,450 stops in 474 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Genoa (+200)
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