Sassuolo vs. Genoa 7/29/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Sassuolo vs. Genoa 7/29/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Sassuolo 13-9-14, Genoa 9-9-18

7/29/20 1:30 pm

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Sassuolo is hosting Genoa to Mapei Stadium in round 37 in Italian Serie A.

Sassuolo has been decent since the restart, especially in the attacking end, but unfortunately, Sassuolo hasn’t won any of their last 4 games in Serie A. During this stretch, Sassuolo has scored 5 goals while conceding 8 goals. With 48 points, Sassuolo is now in 8th place, but what is more impressive is their offense where Sassuolo scored 64 goals. In their last game against Napoli on the road, Sassuolo has had 50% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and 88% of the correct passes. Sassuolo has had some really good chances in this match, they weren’t able to score a goal, and Sassuolo has lost this match 2-0. Caputo has been playing well this season and he is Sassuolo’s top goalscorer with 19 goals, while Berardi added 13 goals, and Boga has 11 goals. Berardi and Caputo both have 6 assists. Romagna and Defrel are still injured, while Obiang, Boga, and Chiriches are still questionable. Sassuolo was close to the Europa League, but their defense simply wasn’t good enough to get them higher in the standings, and Sassuolo will need to wait next season to try to get into the Europa League again.

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Genoa is still in danger of getting relegated, but they are in 17th place with 36 points, which is outside the relegation zone but only by 4 points. If Lecce doesn’t win both of their Serie A games, Genoa will be safe, and I think that is exactly what will happen. With 44 scored goals, Genoa has been decent this season, while their defense needs a lot of improvement as Genoa has conceded 68 goals so far. Since the restart, Genoa has been hot and cold, but those few wins along the way were enough for Genoa to stay out of the relegation zone. Pandev is Genoa’s top goalscorer with 9 goals, while Criscito added 8 goals. Ghiglione has 5 assists this season. Radovanovic is the only injured player for Genoa. In their latest Serie A game against Inter at home, Genoa has had 44% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and solid 80% of the correct passes. Genoa has had a few decent moments in this match, but in the end, Genoa was no match to Inter, and they lost this match 0-3. Both of their last games of the season will be tough for Genoa, and even if they lose both of those games, I believe Genoa will stay in Serie A next season as well.

Sassuolo was dominant at home against Genoa, and they are the better team here despite not winning any of their last 4 games. Genoa has won only 3 games on the road this season, and for that reason, I will side with Sassuolo at home.

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