Genoa vs Cagliari
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 9 February 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genoa)
Genoa placed 18th in the Serie A table welcome Cagliari, currently riding a three-game drawing streak, to the Marassi on Sunday.
Genoa vs Cagliari: Match Preview
The Rossoblu concluded their two-game road trip with another draw as they played out an eventful 2-2 stalemate against fifth-placed Atalanta.
Genoa have picked up five points from their last five matches and they will be desperate to get more points of board before they embark on a difficult run that includes games against Bologna, Lazio and AC Milan.
The nine-time Italian champions are sixteenth on the ladder, three points off of safety.
Genoa have posted three wins, one draw and six defeats at the Luigi Ferraris this season, averaging 1.10 goals scored per bout and conceding 1.50 in return. They fell to a 1-3 defeat to Roma in their latest home fixture.
Cagliari extended their winless streak in the league to eight games after being held to a last-minute 2-2 draw by fellow Europa League chasers – Parma.
Rolando Maran’s side are creating chances and scoring goals, but the defence remains a concern, having conceded seventeen goals over the least eight league outings.
Despite their dreadful run, Il Sardi are still sixth in the Serie A standings, tied on points with Parma and AC Milan.
The Sardinians have recorded three wins, six draws and two losses on the mainland, scoring and conceding goals at the same rate – 1.45 per match. Four of their last six road games failed to produce a winner.
Genoa vs Cagliari: Team News and Probable Lineups
Lerager (11 games – 0 goals) is a doubt; Behrami (4/0) and Juventus loanne Cristian Romero (20/0) are suspended.
Genoa (3-5-2): Perin; Biraschi, Zapata, Masiello; Ghiglione, Sturaro, Schone, Cassata, Barreca; Pandev, Favilli
Pavoletti (1/0) and Rog (18/1) are on the sidelines for the guests, Ceppitelli (9/2) is questionable, whilst Cigarini (19/0) is banned.
Cagliari (4-3-1-2): Cragno; Faragò, Pisacane, Klavan, Pellegrini; Nandez, Oliva, Ionita; Nainggolan; Joao Pedro, Simeone
Genoa vs Cagliari: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (37 games): Genoa 13 Wins, Cagliari 17 Wins, 7 Draws.
- Genoa have won 10 of their 18 home games against the Sardinians.
- On average 3.28 goals have been scored in their meetings at the Luigi Ferraris.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in six of the last seven H2H meetings.
- The reverse fixture between these two sides in September finished 3-1 to Cagliari.
Genoa vs Cagliari: Prediction
I fancy goals on both ends here. Both teams have scored in 70 percent of Genoa’s matches at the Luigi Ferraris, whilst the same bet landed in five of the last six Caglliari’s road games.
With a 2-2 hunch, I will pick a draw at FT. The hosts have played out two draws on the trot, whilst Cagliari are on a three-game drawing run of their own.
Lastly, I will pick Joao Pedro to score anytime. The Brazilian attacking midfielder/forward has bagged three goals and provided an assist in his last three games for the Islanders.
Genoa vs Cagliari: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 1.75
Draw @ 3.56
Joao Pedro (Cagliari) To Score Anytime @ 3.00.