Genoa vs Verona
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 2 August 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
The Griffin are one of the last two teams in the competition along with Lecce, to not yet have their future resolved. The former are placed 17th in the table at the moment, and have a lead of just one point over the 18th placed Lecce.
As such, the results of this final match-day could determine which team will remain in the Serie A, and which will spend at least one season down in the Serie B, away from all the limelight.
On that account, this will be one of the most anticipated games this weekend in the Italian league.
Meanwhile, the Mastiffs need just one more point to ensure a top-ten finish, and a win could even let them secure a top-eight ending. Anyhow, they are out of contention for European spots, and do not have any real motivation to give their 100% on the pitch this Sunday.
Considering that Davide Nicola’s men are desperate for the win, and that they have a great h2h record against this rival at this venue, it’s thought that Genoa have the slight upper hand. Moreover, their counterparts have been struggling on the road for quite some time as well.
Genoa vs Verona: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Griffin had recorded seven of the previous nine wins.
- They had found the back of the net in 19 of their preceding 21 encounters.
- They had scored two or more goals in six of the last eleven clashes.
- At this venue, the hosts are unbeaten since 1989.
- They are also on a four-game winning run at this ground.
Genoa vs Verona: Prediction
Nicola’s men lost 5-0 on the road the last match-day, against Sassuolo. Meanwhile, Ivan Juric’s men registered a 3-0 victory at home over 3-0.
As things stand though, the Griffin have the upper hand. The first and foremost reason would be, they are desperate for the win, while their opposite number are not.
Moreover, the Mastiffs were winless in seven of their last eight overall games, and are on a ten-game winless run on the road. In fact, they have a total of three wins this whole season away from home, and two of these had come against Lecce, and Spal – relegation-battlers.
Furthermore, they are unbeaten at this venue in h2h clashes since 1989, and are on a four-game losing run here – which saw them concede a total of 12 goals.
Taking into account these observations, expect Genoa to post the three points in this must-win fixture.
Genoa vs Verona: Betting Tips
Genoa to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
To Score in First Half: Genoa @ 1.60 (3/5).