Inter Milan vs Genoa Prediction, 8/21/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Inter Milan vs Genoa
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Inter Milan (-350) Genoa (+900)
Mattia Destro and Genoa (10-12-16, 11th in Serie A) travel to Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday where they'll meet Inter Milan (28-7-3, 1st in Serie A). The starting goalkeepers are Samir Handanovic for Inter Milan and Salvatore Sirigu for Genoa. The moneyline on this game has Inter Milan coming in at -350 and Genoa are at +900. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Inter Milan played Udinese in their last match and took home the win by a score of 5-1. Inter Milan attempted 13 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 9 of those attempts for a rate of 69.2%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 88.8% passes received rate by connecting on 373 out of their 420 passing targets in their last match.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Inter Milan finished the game at a 50.0% rate by hitting 6 SoT of 12 shots. Inter Milan averages 2.21 goals per 90 (84 total goals) and have tallied 62 assists in all contests this year.
Alexis Sanchez is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Inter Milan. He has 77 assists while earning 50 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. Sanchez has been given a starting assignment in 293 games thus far in his career and tallies 0.46 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Chile has earned 133 goals in 26,220 mins played.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Ivan Perisic, the forward representing Croatia. Perisic has been on the pitch for 27,358 minutes in 301 starting assignments and has been given 50 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 60 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 108 goals. He is currently averaging 0.36 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Inter Milan is Samir Handanovic. Handanović (265-143-144 mark in his career) has 195 clean sheets, which gives him a 35.3% clean sheet percentage. The keeper hailing from Slovenia has faced 2,247 shots tried at him in 553 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.10 (608 total goals allowed) and his save % is 73.7. Handanović has played for a total of 49,523 minutes and has earned 1,659 saves during his soccer career.
For their last game, Genoa took home the win by a final score of 1-0 against Cagliari. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 460 out of their 493 passes they tried earning a rate of 93.3%. Genoa earned a 50.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 7 out of the 14 dribbles they attempted. Genoa had 5 shots on goal out of the team's 12 shots tried earning them a 41.7% rate in their last match. Having tallied 46 goals and 32 assists for all their games, Genoa averages 1.21 goals and 0.84 assists per 90.
Mattia Destro will need to provide a spark for Genoa. He currently averages 0.47 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 178 matches so far in his career. The forward born in Italy has totaled 15,441 professional minutes while scoring 81 goals. He has totaled 50 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 12 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Goran Pandev, the forward representing Macedonia. Pandev has been handed a total of 61 yellow cards in 27,537 professional minutes played (315 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his soccer career is 0.33. He has earned 101 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 48 times.
Salvatore Sirigu will be looking after the goal for Torino. Sirigu has tallied 123 clean sheets while seeing 1,620 shots against him in 34,882 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of 71.2 and his clean sheet rate sits at 31.6%. He has allowed 1.27 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 176-103-108. In his pro soccer career, Sirigu has allowed 494 goals while earning 1,151 stops in 389 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Genoa (+900)
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