Genoa vs Atalanta
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 22 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, Genoa.
Atalanta have shocked Lazio on Monday and bagged the goals with an early goal from Duvan Zapata, building on their fine streak of recent and connecting their third win in four outings. They’ve beaten Udinese beforehand and Gian-Piero Gasperini will want his men to take confidence from such a streak, motivated to cause an upset at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris too.
Genoa have seen a rather poor streak of recent, though, and sit just outside the relegation zone for it – after earning just four points in their last ten league outings and seeing a Coppa Italia exit in the hands of Virtus Entella (on penalties after a 3-3 thriller).
Rossoblu held SPAL to a 1-1 draw in their last home outings but suffered a thriller 3-2 loss to Roma more recently, where they took the lead twice but it didn’t prove enough against very unpredictable Giallorossi. Genoa will now want more of a challenge and more of the same in the attacking third, but it’s rather tough seeing them cope with in-form Atalanta, if the visitors can produce on the day.
Genoa vs Atalanta Head-to-head
- Atalanta have bagged wins in all of the sides’ last five head-to-head clashes.
- Genoa have last beaten the rivals back in January 2016 (0-2 at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia).
- La Dea have scored nine goals on their last three trips to this ground.
Genoa vs Atalanta Prediction
We will now back Atalanta to snatch the points in Genoa once again and we’ll back them to an Away win at 1.90! We have seen them picking it up lately and they’ll now surely be very motivated to build on the top 6 spot with Roma breathing down their necks, which promises them in great mood once again.
We don’t feel it will come easy at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris and we expect them to be at their best in the final third if they’re to make it happen. With that in mind, we hope the visitors will outgun Genoa to bag the points and we’ll also back Over 2.5 goals FT at 1.80, looking for another thriller between the sides.
Genoa vs Atalanta Bet Tips
Away win @ 1.90
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80.