Genoa vs SPAL
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 9 December 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genova).
Both Genoa and SPAL have been struggling badly coming into Sunday’s head to head clash at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris. The hosts ended the three-loss streak with a 1-1 draw in the city derby against Sampdoria after the international break. Nevertheless, they instantly returned to the old habits falling 2-1 away at Torino last weekend.
Genoa began the match in a decent fashion and they controlled the pitch all up until midfielder Romulo was booked twice within three minutes. Rossoblu thus had a man down even before the half-hour mark. They still managed to bag the opener through striker Christian Kouame (his third goal of the season). However, Genoa’s defensive line once again revealed holes by allowing two goals late in the first half stoppage time as Torino won it 2-1 eventually.
Genoa vs SPAL: Head-to-head
This will only be the third head to head encounter between the two teams.
SPAL were more successful in the previous term of Serie A when they took four out of six possible points in matches against Rossoblu (1-0 and 1-1).
Genoa vs SPAL: Prediction
Spallini made it six straight games without a win on Tuesday night when they fell to Genoa’s fierce rivals Sampdoria in the last 16 round of Coppa Italia (2-1). The team extended the negative run to eight defeats in last 11 games across competitions.
The lack of meticulousness at the back was the biggest issue for Leonardo Semplici’s men of late. They allowed two or more goals in all of last six matches. This will certainly be the music to the ears of Krzysztof Piatek who bagged 10 goals in 14 appearances so far in the season for Rossoblu.
We’ll back the Polish striker as the anytime goalscorer at the 1.83 odds here. The alternative bet will be both teams to score at the 1.90 odds as both sides have been very easy to break down of late.
Genoa vs SPAL: Bet Tips
Krzysztof Piatek to score anytime @ 1.83 (5/6)
BTTS @ 1.90 (9/10).