Genoa vs Udinese Prediction, 3/13/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Genoa vs Udinese
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Genoa (+245) Udinese (+147)
Stadio Luigi Ferraris is the venue where Marko Pjaca and Genoa (6-9-11, 13th in Serie A) will play Udinese (8-8-10, 11th in Serie A) on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Alberto Paleari for Genoa and Juan Musso for Udinese. The line on this game has Genoa coming in at +245 and the White and Blacks are at +147. The O/U opens at 2.25.
Genoa faced off with AS Roma in their most recent game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0. Genoa tried 17 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 9 of those tries for a rate of 52.9%. In sharing the ball, they earned a 89.7% rate by completing 416 out of their 464 pass targets last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Genoa finished at a 33.3% rate by landing 2 shots on target of 6 total shots. Genoa has an average of 1.04 goals per 90 (27 total goals) and have accounted for 20 assists in all matches this season.
Marko Pjaca is a player who can be a difference maker for Genoa. Pjaca has had a starting assignment in 115 games in his career and he tallies 0.31 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Croatia has recorded 35 goals in 10,292 mins. He has 13 assists while tallying 6 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Eldor Shomurodov, the forward hailing from Uzbekistan. He has assisted on a goal 8 times in his career while scoring 19 total goals. Shomurodov has been on the field for 5,872 mins in 64 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 5 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.29 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Genoa is Alberto Paleari. Paleari has played for a total of 7,830 minutes and has earned 146 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.67 (58 total goals given up) and he holds a save % of 73.5. The goalkeeper hailing from Italy has had 200 shots attempted against him in 85 starts. Paleari (35-26-25 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 34 clean sheets, which gives him a 40.0% shutout percentage.
For their last outing, Udinese got the victory with a final of 2-0 against Sassuolo. Udinese finished with a 46.2% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 6 of the 13 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by completing 238 of the 299 attempted passes earning a rate of 79.6%. Udinese converted 7 shots on target out of the team's 13 shots attempted which gave them a 53.8% clip when they last took the field. With a total of 27 goals and 20 assists for all their matches, Udinese averages 1.04 goals and 0.77 assists per 90 minutes.
Rodrigo De Paul should be someone to watch for Udinese. He sports an average of 0.18 goals per 90 minutes and has started 169 outings in his career. The defender from Italy has totaled 14,697 professional minutes while scoring 30 goals. He has collected 34 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted on a goal 34 times. Make sure to watch out for Tolgay Arslan, the midfielder representing Germany. He has accumulated 10 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 16 times. Arslan has been handed 50 yellow card cautions in 15,048 minutes played (171 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.06.
Juan Musso will look after the goal for Udinese. In his career, Musso has surrendered 151 goals and has racked up 373 stops in 114 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.32 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 40-30-44. He sports a save percentage of 74.9 and his shutout rate is 28.1%. Musso has racked up 32 shutouts and defended 501 shots attempted against him in 10,260 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Genoa (+245)
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