Genoa vs Roma
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 19 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris.
Fifth-placed Giallorossi will be aiming to snap their two-game losing spell in the league when they take on relegation-threatened Grifone.
Genoa vs Roma: Head-to-head (h2h)
Overall Stats (29 games): Genoa 7 wins, Roma 18 Wins, 4 Draws.
- On average 2.93 goals have been scored per match in their duels at Luigi Ferarris.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in seven of the last eight H2H meetings.
- At least three goals have been scored in five of their last eight encounters.
- The Giallorossi and Grifoni shared the spoils (3-3) in the reverse fixture at the Olimpico.
Genoa vs Roma: Match Preview
After beating Sassuolo 2-1 on Davide Nicola’s debut, Il Grifone slumped to their eleventh defeat of the season after squandering a half-time lead against the spirited newcomers, Hellas Verona. The oldest active Italian football club is still in the danger zone having lost four of their last six league matches.
Sitting at 18th position, point behind currently safe Lecce, the Sunday’s hosts will be eyeing an upset against Top 4 contender.
Genoa have recorded three wins, one draw and five losses at this venue, averaging 1.11 goals scored per game and conceding 1.33 in return. They have earned six points from last five home fixtures (2-0-3).
Kouame (11 games, 5 goals), Lerager (11/0) are on the Genoa’s injury list; Zapata (12/1) will be evaluated before the game and team leader Domenico Criscito (13/4) is banned.
The Giallorossi have slipped in the standings following back-to-back home defeats against Torino (0-2) and Juventus (1-2). Paulo Fonseca’s men played positive football, recorded more than 40 shots combined against Turin sides, but ended up emphy-handed and lost Nicolo Zanioli to an ACL injury. They are expected to sign Matteo Politano (Inter) and/or Suso (AC Milan) to replace their golden boy.
The Roman outfit are currently 5th on the ladder, tied on points with fourth-placed Atalanta.
Roma have logged five wins, three draws and one defeat away from Stadio Olimpico, netting 1.67 goals per match, whilst shipping 0.67. They have won three of their last five away games.
Mkhitaryan (9/3), Pastore (8/0), Zaniolo (18/4) and Zappacosta (1/0) are all out injured; full-backs Kolarov (19/5) and Florenzi (14/0) are suspended.
Genoa vs Roma: Predicted Starting Lineups
Perin – Biraschi, Goldaniga, Romero – Ankersen, Sturaro, Schone, Behrami, Barreca – Pandev, Sanabria
Pau Lopez- Bruno Peres, Mancini, Smalling, Santon – Diawara, Veretout – Under, Pellegrini, Perotti – Dzeko
Genoa vs Roma: Prediction
Roma come into this match on the back of a commanding performance against Parma and I will back them do claim three points despite negative medical report.
Pellegrini, Perotti and Veretout should dominate the midfield and Genoa’s weakened backline will struggle to contain them. With a 1-2 hunch, I’ll take Over 2.5 goals as well.
Lastly, I will pick Lorenzo Pellegrini to net anytime at fantastic odds. Without Mkhitaryan, Zanilo and Pastore, the Italian International is expected to play in more advanced role. He scored a brace against Gialloblu’s on Thursday – let’s hope he can deliver again.
Genoa vs Roma: Betting Tips
Roma To Win @ 1.99
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.95
Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma) To Score Anytime @ 4.90.