Genoa vs Verona
Italy – Serie A
Date: Monday, 23 April 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genova).
The closing match of the 34th round of Italian Serie A is going to be contested between Genoa and Verona. Home side wants to keep up with their good performances while the visitors are struggling in the relegation battle.
Poor displays in the first half of the season put the hosts into the trouble, but they managed to improve and get away from the danger zone on time. They are sitting on the 12th place and in the last five matches they suffered only one defeat which came in the latest round against Roma. Goran Pandev and the lads are having troubles of converting their chances into goals, while their defence is doing a good job. Although they were not putting fine performances when playing in front of their fans, they Genoa managed to tie three matches without suffering a defeat and improve their home record a bit.
Away side missed the chance to improve their chances of survival in the latest round as they were defeated in a direct clash against relegation rivals Sassuolo. However, they still have the chance of staying up at the end of the season since they are four points away from the nearest safe spot. But, away fans cannot be much optimistic since Fabio Pecchia’s side celebrated only one victory in the last five matches, and in the other four they were defeated. The main concern of the visitors is their bad defensive work as they’ve conceded 65 goals so far, and they need to improve urgently if they want to stay clear of the relegation.
Genoa v Verona: Head-to-head
In the last five head to head clashes of these two teams, Genoa were more successful as they booked three wins and remained undefeated in the other two. Their clashes used to be pretty efficient, but lately, or to be more precise, in the last three the crowd was not able to see more than two goals per match.
Genoa v Verona: Prediction
Since the visitors are in a very bad momentum, Genoa should be capable enough of booking another victory in front of their fans.
The hosts will be in the commanding position in the match, and since they are playing very tight, this one should stay under 2.5 margin.
Genoa v Verona: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.44
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.80