Genoa vs Lazio
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 23 February 2020
Kick-off at 11:30 UK / 12:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genoa)
The Roman outfit, coming off a comeback win against Nerazzurri, will continue their Scudeto charge when they visit Genoa on Sunday.
Genoa vs Lazio: Match Preview
Il Grifone claimed back-to-back wins for the first time this season with a 3-0 victory over nine-man Bologna at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.
Unbeaten in four league matches, Genoa have elevated their game under Davide Nicola, but they’re still in the relegation zone, one point behind arch-rivals, Sampdoria, and three points off of sixteenth-placed Lecce.
The Rossoblus have a difficult schedule coming up and their quality will be tested by Lazio, AC Milan and Juventus over the next five gameweeks.
The Sunday’s hosts have registered four wins, one draw and six defeats in their own backyard, bagging 1.09 goals per match on average, while allowing 1.36. Genoa have taken six points from their last five home games (2W, 3L).
The Biancocelesti fought back from a goal down to beat fellow Scudetto contender Inter Milan 2-1 and extend their unbeaten streak in the league to nineteen matches.
They’re topping the six-game form table with four wins and two draws with a combined goal difference of 11:4.
With 56 points to their name, Simone Inzaghi’s side are second on the ladder, two ponts ahead of Antonio Conte’s side and just one point behind the leaders, Juventus. The Roman outfit will continue their title charge when they visit Genoa on Sunday.
Lazio have the third-best away record in the league with seven wins, two draws and two defeats to date, averaging 1.64 goals scored per game, whilst shipping a goal per bout. They have won six of their last seven away outings.
Genoa vs Lazio: Team News & Probable Lineups
Ghiglione (20 games – 0 goals), Lerager (11/0), Radovanovic (19/0), Romero (20/0) and Schone (20/1) are ruled out with injuries; Pandev (20/6) and Pajac (11/0) will be evaluated before the game. Sturaro (10/1) is suspended.
Genoa (3-5-2): Perin – Biraschi, Soumaoro, Masiello – Ankersen, Sturaro, Radovanovic, Behrami, Criscito – Pinamonti, Pandev
The guests will miss injured wing-back Lulic (20/0); Luiz Felipe (18/1) is banned on yellow card accumulation.
Lazio (3-5-2): Strakosha – Patric, Acerbi, Radu – Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Jony – Correa, Immobile
Genoa vs Lazio: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (30 games): Genoa 11 Wins, Lazio 14 Wins, 5 Draws.
- Genoa have 5-4-5 home record against Biancocelesti.
- At least three goals have been scored in their last eight head-to-head encounters.
- Both teams have scored in seven of the last eight outings.
- Lazio destroyed Genoa 4-0 at Stadio Olimpico earlier in the season.
Genoa vs Lazio: Prediction
Both teams to be motivated for the game, although for different reasons.
Injury-hit Genoa are fighting to avoid the drop, while Lazio are unexpectedly involved in the title race. Props to Grifone for beating Cagliari and Bologna, but I can’t see them stopping the Roman side from winning.
This match should yield goals, probably on both sides, and with 1-2 scoreline hunch, I will take over 2.5 goals. Head-to-head strongly supports that pick. Good luck!
Genoa vs Lazio: Betting Tips
Lazio To Win @ 1.75
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.81.