Genoa vs Crotone
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 14 April 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genova).
A narrow win over Bologna helps Crotone see a glimmer of hope in their quest to save the top flight status come May. It was Simoen Nwankwo who made the difference allowing Crotone end the three-loss streak last weekend. Walter Zenga and his men still have a mountain to climb to accomplish their goal being level on points with SPAL right on the brink of the drop zone at the moment. Can they use the momentum, and make it two wins in a row on Saturday evening when they travel to Genova?
The hosts practically have nowhere to go in the remaining seven games of the season. They head into this unbeaten in three, including the goalless draw in the city derby against Sampdoria seven days ago. Genoa generally played very well in front of the home crowd this season and we can say they are a tough nut to crack at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris.
Genoa conceded only four times in last seven home outings in Serie A and Crotone will definitely struggle to create in the final third here. Zenga’s side lacked meticulousness at the back on recent travels, having shipped nine goals during the streak of three consecutive losses away from home.
Genoa vs Crotone: Head-to-head
Crotone only managed to beat Genoa once in 12 matches.
At home, Rossoblu won three, drew three and lost none of six meetings with Crotone.
Genoa won four and drew one of last five games against Crotone.
Last two wins saw the same1-0 scoreline in Genoa’s favour.
Genoa vs Crotone: Prediction
Even though the match has a much greater importance for the visitors, we have to back Genoa to maintain the fine form and grab spoils at the 1.85 odds.
Davide Ballardini’s men are very tough to break down in front of the home crowd and we expect them to keep a clean sheet against the struggling opposition here.
Genoa vs Crotone: Bet Tips
Genoa to win @ 1.85
Genoa to keep a clean sheet @ 2.10