Salernitana vs Genoa Prediction, 10/2/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Salernitana vs Genoa
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Estadio Arechi in Salerno, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Salernitana (+185) Genoa (+162)
Estadio Arechi is the venue where Federico Bonazzoli and Salernitana (0-1-5, 20th in Serie A) will take on Genoa (1-2-3, 16th in Serie A) on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Vid Belec for Salernitana and Salvatore Sirigu for Genoa. The line on this matchup has Salernitana coming in at +185 and Genoa are at +162. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Salernitana faced off with Sassuolo in their last game and took a loss by a final of 1-0. Salernitana attempted 16 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 13 of those dribbles for a percentage of 81.3%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 78.0% received passes percentage by completing 277 of the 355 passing attempts last game.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Salernitana ended this match at a 33.3% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 12 total shots. Salernitana sports an average of 0.67 goals per 90 (4 total goals) and have accumulated 1 assist in all contests for the season.
Federico Bonazzoli is a player who should be able to impact this game for Salernitana. Bonazzoli has been given a starting assignment in 66 matchups thus far in his career and scores 0.27 goals per 90. The forward representing Italy has recorded 20 goals scored in 6,556 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 8 assists while accumulating 13 yellow cards so far in his career.
One more player who should impact this match is Simy, the forward representing Nigeria. He has helped a teammate on a goal 12 times during his soccer career and he has scored 73 goals. Simy has been on the field for 12,521 mins during 130 career starts and has earned himself a total of 15 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.52 goals per 90 during his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Salernitana will be Vid Belec. Belec (61-49-85 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 47 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 24.1% shutout rate. The goalie born in Slovenia has faced 838 shots tried at him in 195 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.45 (283 goals surrendered) and his save % is 66.9. Belec has seen the field for 17,548 mins and has earned 566 saves thus far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Genoa finished locked up with a final of 3-3 against Hellas Verona. They finished the match by completing 351 of the 435 passing attempts earning a percentage of 80.7%. Genoa ended the game with a 47.4% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 of the 19 dribbles they attempted. Genoa connected on 3 shots on target out of 10 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 30.0% clip when they last took the field. With a total of 10 goals and 7 assists in all their matches, Genoa averages 1.67 goals and 1.17 assists per 90 minutes.
Mattia Destro should provide a spark for Genoa. He scores 0.49 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 182 games during his career. The forward hailing from Italy has been on the pitch for 15,755 minutes while scoring 85 goals. He has accounted for 51 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 12 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Goran Pandev, the forward hailing from Macedonia. He has accounted for 101 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 49 different times. Pandev has earned himself 62 yellow card warnings in 27,839 minutes played (317 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.33.
Salvatore Sirigu will be residing in front of the goal for Genoa. Sirigu has racked up 123 clean sheets while seeing 1,653 shots attempted against him in 35,422 mins in his career. He is the owner of a save % of 71.0 and his clean sheet rate is 31.1%. He has conceded 1.29 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 177-105-111. In his career, Sirigu has conceded 509 goals and has accumulated 1,172 stops in 395 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Genoa (+162)
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