Genoa vs Bologna Prediction, 5/22/2022 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Genoa vs Bologna
Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Genoa (+115) Bologna (+236)
Mattia Destro and Genoa (4-16-17, 19th in Serie A) play Bologna (11-10-16, 13th in Serie A) at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday. The starting goaltenders will be Salvatore Sirigu for Genoa and Lukasz Skorupski for Bologna. The moneyline on this matchup has Genoa priced at +115 and Bologna are at +236. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Genoa took the field against Juventus in their most recent game and walked away with a win by a score of 2-1. Genoa tried 14 dribbles in this matchup and converted 8 of those tries for a rate of 57.1%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 95.8% rate by converting 366 out of their 382 passing targets in their last match.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Genoa ended this match at a 29.4% clip by landing 5 shots on target out of 17 total shots. Genoa sports an average of 0.72 goals per 90 (26 total goals) and have accounted for 18 assists in all games for this campaign.
Mattia Destro is a player who should impact this matchup for Genoa. He has totaled 13 assists while tallying 54 yellow cards thus far in his career. Destro has had a starting assignment in 199 games so far in his career and he has earned 0.47 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Italy has recorded 90 goals scored in 17,167 mins played.
Another player who should impact this match is Kelvin Yeboah, the forward hailing from Italy. Yeboah has played 5,904 mins in 66 starting assignments and has been given 14 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 10 times during his career while scoring 25 goals. He averages 0.38 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Genoa is Salvatore Sirigu. Sirigu has seen the pitch for a total of 38,121 minutes and has tallied 1,256 saves during his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.30 (549 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of 70.7. The goalie from Italy has faced 1,774 shots attempted against him in 425 starts. Sirigu (180-119-124 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 133 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 31.3% clean sheet percentage.
For their last match, Bologna were able to avoid a loss with a score of 0-0 against AS Roma. Bologna had a 38.9% successful dribble percentage by converting 7 out of the 18 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by connecting on 429 of the 512 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 83.8%. Bologna converted 10 shots on target out of the team's 23 shots attempted which gave them a 43.5% clip in their last outing. With 41 goals and 30 assists for all their matches, Bologna averages 1.14 goals and 0.83 assists per 90 minutes.
Musa Barrow should be someone to watch for Bologna. He averages 0.31 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 84 outings thus far in his career. The forward from Gambia has been on the field for 7,508 minutes while scoring 26 goals. He has 1 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times. You should also watch out for Riccardo Orsolini, the forward representing Italy. He has collected 36 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 24 times. Orsolini has been handed a total of 11 yellow card warnings in 11,955 mins played (137 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.27.
Lukasz Skorupski will reside in front of the net for Bologna. Skorupski has totaled 66 clean sheets and has defended 1,209 shots attempted against him in 23,940 career mins. He is the owner of a save percentage of 71.0 and his clean sheet rate sits at 24.8%. He has conceded 1.42 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 85-66-115. During his pro soccer career, Skorupski has given up 379 goals and has racked up 856 stops in 266 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Genoa (+115)
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