Sassuolo vs Genoa Prediction, 1/6/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sassuolo vs Genoa
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Mapei Stadium in Sassuolo, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Sassuolo (-116) Genoa (+290)
Marko Pjaca and Genoa (2-5-8, 18th in Serie A) travel to Mapei Stadium on Wednesday where they'll meet Sassuolo (7-5-3, 6th in Serie A). The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Andrea Consigli for Sassuolo and Mattia Perin for Genoa. The odds on this contest have Sassuolo coming in at -116 and Genoa are at +290. The total has been set at 2.5.
Sassuolo faced off with Atalanta in their last match and took a loss by a final of 5-1. Sassuolo attempted 20 dribbles in this game and completed 14 of those dribbles for a rate of 70.0%. When discussing the passing game, they ended up with a 83.1% passes received percentage by connecting on 448 of the 539 pass targets in their last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Sassuolo ended this match at a 40.0% clip by putting 4 SoT out of 10 total shots. Sassuolo averages 1.73 goals per 90 (26 total goals) and have accumulated 15 assists in all competitions for the year.
Domenico Berardi is a guy who can be a difference maker for Sassuolo. Berardi has had a starting assignment in 234 matches thus far in his career and has 0.39 G/90. The forward hailing from Italy has totaled 87 goals scored in 19,964 professional minutes. He has totaled 57 assists while earning 67 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Francesco Caputo, the forward representing Italy. He has assisted on a goal 46 times thus far in his career while scoring 161 goals. Caputo has earned 30,540 minutes during 337 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 45 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.47 G/90 during his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Sassuolo will be Andrea Consigli. Consigli (165-118-166 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 128 shutouts, which gives him a 28.1% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from Italy has faced 1,966 shots attempted at him in 455 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.33 (600 goals allowed) and he has a save % of .705. Consigli has been on the field for a total of 40,596 minutes and has 1,386 stops in his career.
In their last game, Genoa were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Lazio. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 291 out of their 364 pass attempts for a percentage of 79.9%. Genoa had a 38.9% successful dribble rate by completing 7 out of the 18 dribbles they pursued. Genoa connected on 3 shots attempted out of 10 shots attempted giving them a 30.0% rate in their last match. Having a total of 15 goals and 12 assists for all their games, Genoa averages 1.00 goal and 0.80 assists per 90 min.
Marko Pjaca should provide a lift for Genoa. He scores 0.32 goals per 90 minutes and has started 111 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The forward born in Croatia has accumulated 9,925 minutes while scoring 35 goals. He has collected 6 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 13 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Mattia Destro, the forward hailing from Italy. Destro has been given 48 yellow cards in 14,357 professional minutes played (162 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.47. He has earned 75 goals during his career while helping on a goal 12 different times.
Mattia Perin is expected to look after the net for Genoa. Perin has earned 65 shutouts while seeing 1,177 shots against him in 21,641 career minutes. He sports a save percentage of .712 and his clean sheet rate sits at 26.9%. He has allowed 1.46 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 80-56-105. In his career, Perin has conceded 351 goals and has tallied 838 saves in 242 starts.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sassuolo (-116)
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