Genoa vs Napoli
Italy Serie A
Date: Saturday, 6 February 2021
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, Genova.
Genoa have found the superb form in the last several weeks. They won three of the last four Serie A outings to move away from the relegation scrap.
The Grifone are now six points above the red zone and can breathe much more comfortably going into the next couple of fixtures. Nonetheless, their impressive spell of form will be on a serious test on Saturday evening when 5th-placed Napoli come to visit Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris.
I Partinopei have been struggling to find a rhythm of their own throughout most of the season. They will travel to Genova in high spirits having notched six goals in back-to-back wins over Spezia and Parma.
However, the match comes just three days after a tough Coppa Italia semi-final tie with Atalanta, meaning that Gennaro Gattuso will likely be forced to mix up his line-up a bit here. Will it affect the outcome, though?
Genoa vs Napoli Head-to-head
Napoli have been the dominant force in this match-up historically. They won 20, drew 15, and lost only 8 of 48 matches against Il Grifone.
I Partinopei bagged as many as six goals in a demolishing clean sheet win when they played Genoa in the first half of the season. Hirving Lozano completed a brace at Stadio San Paolo on the occasion, while Dries Mertens, Piotr Zielinski, Eljif Elmas, and Matteo Politano added a goal each as well.
Genoa vs Napoli Prediction
Genoa have particularly improved their defensive displays of late and it seems we will hardly see yet another walkthrough for I Partinopei here.
Davide Ballardini’s troops kept four subsequent clean sheets in the league. They have held the likes of Atalanta to a goalless draw on the road in the process.
Il Grifone destroyed the rock-bottomed Crotone 0-3 away from home last weekend. Mattia Destro took his impressive league tally to nine goals by completing a brace on the occasion.
We feel that Genoa have what it takes to get a sort of a revenge against tired Napoli here. The hosts kept four straight clean sheets. They will sit back and wait for the opportunity to strike from the counters here.
The Under 2.5 goals FT pick thus looks sweet at the 2.10 odds. We will also back Genoa not to lose at the 2.20 odds.
Genoa vs Napoli Betting Tips
Genoa to win or Draw Double Chance @ 2.20
Under 2.5 goals @ 2.10.