Genoa vs Parma
2018/19 Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday 7 October 2018
Kick-Off: 11:30 UK,
Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (Genoa).
Two solidly-performing sides will lock horns when Genoa take on Parma at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday afternoon.
The Grifone have had a great beginning so far and are in sixth spot, with 12 points thus far. They still have a game in hand after seeing their first game cancelled following the Ponte Morandi collapse at the start of the campaign and they could move into a Champions League berth should they win against Parma in this fixture.
Notably, what has really helped them is their excellent showings against struggling sides like Chievo and Bologna on home turf. Overall, the hosts are unbeaten at the Luigi Ferraris so far. Can they make it four straight home wins when they face Parma?
Parma, meanwhile have been quite strong since making a return to Serie A for the first time in three years. Although they have struggled on the road, with a heavy loss to Napoli (3-0) recently, they pulled off an impressive 1-0 win against Inter which marked their first win over the Nerazzurri in well over a decade.
New signing Gervinho has found his shooting boots again in his second spell in Serie A and seems to be enjoying his football again. However, he is reportedly struggling with muscular problems and could be in major doubt for this fixture – which is a huge blow for his side.
Meanwhile, Genoa’s new signing Krzysztof Piatek has been setting the pitch alight since landing in Italy this past summer. The Polish international has netted eight goals in just six league games and shows no sign of slowing down, and this phenomenal return has him on top of the Serie A scoring charts.
Piatek will face some stiff competition for the Capocannoniere as the season wears on, but for now he certainly is making his mark and will want to keep racking up the goals to keep himself in contention for the coveted award – as well as help his side continue their brilliant run so far this term.
Genoa vs Parma: Head-to-head statistics
Parma have won only one of their 12 away games against Genoa in Serie A (L6 D5)
Genoa are undefeated in their last seven Serie A games versus Parma (W3 D4)
The Grifone have won their last three home games
The Crociati have scored just one goal on the road so far this season (1-0 vs. Inter)
Genoa vs Parma: Prediction
With Piatek in brilliant form – having scored in every single game for Genoa so far this term, don’t be surprised if the Polish international adds yet another to his rapidly growing tally. The goals will eventually dry up at some point, but right now, he can’t stop scoring.
Parma have been solid, but not so much on the road. They did beat Inter, but they lost 3-0 to Napoli and stumbled to a 1-0 loss to SPAL – and so far that solitary goal remains their only strike away from their home ground.
Genoa vs Parma: Betting tips
Under 2.5 goals at 1.80 (4/5)
Genoa – WIN at 1.80 (4/5).