Lazio vs Genoa Prediction, 5/2/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lazio vs Genoa
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Stadio Olimpico in Roma, Italy
TV: ESPN 2
Odds/Point Spread: Lazio (-293) Genoa (+790)
Stadio Olimpico is the site where Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Lazio (19-4-9, 6th in Serie A) will play Genoa (8-12-13, 13th in Serie A) on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Pepe Reina for Lazio and Mattia Perin for Genoa. Genoa are at at +790 while Lazio are at -293. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Lazio played AC Milan in their last match and earned the victory with a final of 3-0. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 80.3% rate by connecting on 327 of the 407 pass targets in their last outing. Lazio attempted 11 dribbles in this match and converted 9 of those tries for a rate of 81.8%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Lazio finished the game at a 35.7% rate by hitting 5 SoT of 14 total shots. Lazio averages 1.69 goals per 90 minutes (54 total goals) and have accounted for 38 assists in all games for the year.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is a player who should be able to impact this game for Lazio. Milinkovic-Savic has had a starting assignment in 201 contests in his career while he scores 0.23 G/90. The midfielder from Spain has racked up 45 goals in 17,641 minutes played. He has accounted for 29 assists while earning 49 yellow card cautions in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Ciro Immobile, the forward who represents Italy. He has helped a teammate on a goal 43 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 188 goals. Immobile has been on the pitch for 25,079 minutes during 285 starting assignments and has been given a total of 51 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.67 G/90 so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Lazio will be Pepe Reina. Reina (324-150-134 record in his career) has accumulated 243 clean sheets, which has earned him a 39.9% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from Spain has faced 2,346 shots sent in his direction in 609 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.99 (603 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 74.9. Reina has seen the field for 54,672 mins and has tallied 1,754 stops in his career.
In their last outing, Genoa took home the win by a final score of 2-0 against Spezia. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 243 out of their 326 attempted passes for a percentage of 74.5%. Genoa finished with a 36.4% successful dribble percentage by converting 4 of the 11 dribbles they pursued. Genoa connected on 6 shots on goal out of their 10 shots attempted which gave them a 60.0% rate in their last match. With 37 goals and 27 assists for all their games, Genoa has an average of 1.12 goals and 0.82 assists per 90.
Mattia Destro should be able to be counted on for Genoa. He currently averages 0.48 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 175 outings in his career. The forward hailing from Italy has been on the field for 15,284 mins and he has scored 81 goals. He has totaled 50 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 12 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Gianluca Scamacca, the forward who is from Italy. Scamacca has been given 4 yellow cards in 4,324 professional minutes played (43 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.33. He has 16 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 3 different times.
Mattia Perin will reside in front of the net for Genoa. During his professional soccer career, Perin has conceded 370 goals and has 897 saves in 259 starts. He has given up 1.44 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 86-63-109. He holds a save % of 71.6 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 27.4%. Perin has 71 clean sheets while he has seen 1,254 shots against him in 23,171 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Genoa (+790) and under the total goals
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