Roma vs Genoa
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 25 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
Despite initially faltering, Roma finished their campaign on a very strong note and subsequently came in sixth in the table with sixty-six points. The hosts were unbeaten in their last five games towards the end and admitted defeat just once in their last ten in the Serie A as well.
Genoa’s form in the league last season was nothing but a stark contrast to what their opponents achieved. The away team were level on points with Empoli in the relegation zone and managed to scramble back into the safe side only on goal difference.
With the hosts boasting an impressive record especially on home soil, the chances of a win for Genoa is definitely looking bleak.
Roma vs Genoa Head to head (h2h)
- Six of their previous eight clashes have seen Roma emerge victoriously.
- Their last encounter finished in a 1-1 tie.
- Genoa’s last victory over Roma came back in 2014.
- All of their last five meetings have seen both teams find the back of the net.
Roma vs Genoa Prediction
The home team have picked up the win in their last four games in the Serie A at home, one of which was against the champions of the previous edition, Juventus. Paulo Fonseca’s men have also lost just once in their previous ten games across all competitions and will certainly be looking to make a resounding statement in their opener this week.
The visitors have their lucky stars to thank for not falling into the second tier and are by far the underdogs in this one. Given that they have also been at the losing end in each of their twelve visits to this venue so far, there is very little doubt as to whether Roma can walk away with the win at the last blast of the whistle.
Despite missing out on the victory, it needs saying that Genoa have always shown a fighting spirit in their clashes with the hosts, and have been consistent in breaching them in their last five games in a row.
Furthermore, considering that their last three clashes here also finished with neither side keeping a clean sheet, it looks likely that both the teams will be getting their names on the scoresheet by the end of the ninety minutes.
Roma vs Genoa Betting tips
Full time result: Roma @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both teams to score @ 1.90 (9/10).