Genoa vs Lazio
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genova).
Lazio returned to the battle for Champions League spots with back-to-back 1-0 wins over Frosinone and Empoli in past two rounds. They also made it to Coppa Italia semi-final by eliminating Inter Milan on penalties.
Biancocelesti are now lock on points with Atalanta and Roma at fifth position in the Serie A ladder, while Milan are one point above in fourth.
Can Simone Inzaghi’s men make it three wins on the bounce in the league on Sunday afternoon when they travel to Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris to take on bottom half Genoa?
The hosts might provide a strong challenge here given they head into the match undefeated in past three league affairs. They saw off Empoli 1-3 on the road before successive 1-1 draws to Sassuolo and Bologna.
I Rossoblu are thus on a safe distance from the red zone (seven points adrift) and they are looking towards a set of easier fixtures after this Lazio tie.
Genoa vs Lazio: Head-to-head
We should be in for goals on Sunday afternoon in Genova judging by the most recent head to head tradition.
Each of last six head to head encounters between these two like saw goals scored at both ends as well as three or more goals.
Lazio won four, drew one and lost one of last six meetings with Genoa.
This thread includes a 4-1 victory in late-September last year at Olimpico.
Genoa vs Lazio: Prediction
Whilst the H2H trend suggests goals, we have to mention the visitors had troubles with efficiency in recent weeks.
They scored only two goals in past three games in all competitions and they will come into this off the back of a disappointing 0-1 defeat to Sevilla in the first leg of Europa League last 32 round on Thursday.
Since Genoa played rather tight games of late (just one of past six league outings they played saw at least three goals), we are looking at the value in 1.90 odds offered for the Under 2.5 goals FT pick here.
Genoa vs Lazio: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10)
Lazio to keep a clean sheet @ 3.25 (9/4).