Genoa vs Roma
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 8th January 2017
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK/15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa.
AS Roma will be determined to carry on their good form when their Serie A campaign resumes with a trip to Genoa.
Ivan Juric had a poor December as Genoa were beaten in 3 of the 5 games they played, managing just 1 win. The Rossoblu tasted defeats in their last two games going into the Christmas break. The 3-4 home to Palermo on December 18 was their first defeat at home this season. They could be a dangerous side while playing at the Luigi Ferraris stadium, Juventus know it better as they were thrashed 3-1 in November.
Roma are second in the league table and are at a 4 point gap with league leaders Juventus. They met Juventus at Turin in December and lost the tie by a 1-0 margin, which could be a crucial result for the Old Ladies in the title race. Roma had won in 4 of their last 5 matches in all stadiums. But managed only 1 win from their last 4 away games. They were beaten twice and held to a draw on other occasion.
Genoa vs Roma: Head-to-head stats
Roma were easy winners in the last four Serie A meetings with Genoa. Moreover, they have scored at least twice in those last three wins.
The team from Rome have also won in 3 of their last 4 visits to the Luigi Ferraris, but Genoa were on a 4 match winning streak prior to that. And six of the last 8 matches between the two at this venue has produced 3 or more goals.
Genoa vs Roma: Prediction
It will be key for Genoa to regain their goal scoring form as they failed to find the net in 3 of their last 5 games. They are in a poor run due to the same and have failed to trouble Roma in the past four meetings. Roma are in a good overall run, but still need to improve their form away from home. We can expect Luciano Spalletti’s men to be at their best of their game and edge another win.
Genoa vs Roma: Bet Tips
Roma to win at 10/11 (1.90)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.70 (7/10).