Chievo vs Genoa
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 24 February 2019
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi (Verona).
The clock is ticking for Chievo who continued to struggle last weekend when they fell 1-0 away at Udinese. I Gialloblu still sit lone at the very foot of the league ladder with just points from 24 rounds. They are as many as 12 shy of the safe zone and only a miracle could prevent team’s elimination to the second tier of Italian football next season.
Domenico Di Carlo’s troops snatched their maiden win of the season in late-December when they saw off Frosinone 1-0 at home. However, they started the New Year with a streak of four defeats and a draw in five league outings. They failed to find the back of the net in last two losses to Roma and Udinese. Next up for Chievo are Genoa who enjoyed a fine spell of form with two wins and draws apiece in last four rounds.
Chievo vs Genoa: Head-to-head
Chievo lead the head to head tie by three wins coming into the landmark 30th meeting with I Rossoblu.
Just one of last six H2H affairs between these two likes saw three or more goals scored.
Genoa picked up two straight wins in past two encounters with I Gialloblu without conceding a single goal along the way.
Chievo vs Genoa: Prediction
Genoa escaped the relegation scrap entirely with a comeback win over Lazio seven days ago at Comunale Luigi Ferraris. They took advantage of an easier schedule beforehand to stay unbeaten in four consecutive league games. The trip to Marc’Antonio Bentegodi should give them a great opportunity to keep such splendid form going.
Genoa did struggle defensively on travels this season, but they are up against the team with the second weakest attacking record in the division here. Chievo have the worst defensive line in the league as well with 48 goals shipped in 24 rounds so far.
It will be the music to the ears of Antonio Sanabria who got off to a fabulous start to his Genoa life after joining the team from Spanish Real Betis this winter. The Peruvian forward notched three goals in four appearances for Cesare Prandelli’s side and we will back him to keep such form going here against strugglers Chievo.
Chievo vs Genoa: Bet Tips
Genoa to win @ 2.30 (13/10)
Antonio Sanabria to score anytime @ 2.87 (15/8).