Genoa vs Juventus
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 17th March 2019
Kick-off at 11.30 UK/ 12.30 CET
Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (Janov).
Well, he promised, and he delivered. Not many players in football can actually single-handedly influence a high-profile game like this, that too where the odds are massively against them. But, alas! The guy’s name was Cristiano.
Almost everyone had written them off from this edition of the Champions League, after their away defeat against Atletico, which saw them concede two goals. But at Turin, things took a nosedive for the Spanish. The clinical striker put away three goals in the stipulated ninety, the first hattrick by the player for Juve, to carry his team to the last eight of the competition.
Genoa has drawn the short straw as to who will take on this reenergized Juventus. One thing that Genoa has got going on for them is the fact that they are not that worried about the exit to the Serie B. With 11 rounds remaining, the team has a nine-point surplus over the cut-off, and seven teams below them trying to avoid the boot as well.
Genoa vs Juventus Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last five games returned four Juventus wins.
- Juve kept clean sheets in eight of the last twelve meetings.
- Five of the last seven wins at this venue was recorded by the visitors.
- Four of the last games at this stadium saw the home team failing to score.
- Juventus scored two or more goals in seven of their last eleven matches at the venue.
Genoa vs Juventus Prediction
The seven-time defending Serie A champions are on course to raise the Scudetto an eighth time in a row, and this time they are aiming to lift it while being the whole season unbeaten. Moreover, their morale is sky-high after scripting one of the great comebacks in Champions League, just the last match-day.
Also, Genoa has just three wins in their last 23 games, and two in their last 13 home-ties. They also lost four of their last five meetings against this opponent. The defensive wall of Juve, who withstood the assault of Atleti, will be more than capable in dealing with the much weaker Genoa frontline.
Expect the Old Lady to take home another set of three points, while keeping their half of the pitch clean of goals.
Genoa vs Juventus Betting Tips
Juventus to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Juventus to Win to Nil @ 2.25 (5/4).