AS Roma vs Genoa
Italian Serie A
Date: 18th April 2018, Wednesday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
It has been a fantastic week for Roma with a massive victory over Barcelona in the Champions League semifinal and then a point from the Rome derby against Lazio on the weekend. The team is supposed to travel to Liverpool in 8 days time, but must take care of two Serie A fixtures by then.
The Giallorossi are third in the standings, but level on 61 points with their cross city rivals Lazio and 1 point ahead of fifth placed Inter Milan. Therefore, it is important to keep winning the league games to stay in the Champions League qualification race for next season.
Genoa seem to have found some form lately. They defeated Crotone 1-0 at the weekend to stretch the unbeaten run to four games. However, they are known for dropping their heads during a similar kind of run and last time they lost 2 on the bounce when on a four match unbeaten run.
Moreover, Rossoblu can be considered a quiet team in travels as they managed a humble 20 points from the 16 outings so far. To add to this, their scoring form on the road is miserable having fired blanks 11 times this season.
AS Roma vs Genoa: Head-to-head
Roma stretched their unbeaten run over Genoa to 7 matches with a 1-1 draw earlier this season. The previous 6 in the series are wins.
Genoa’s last win over Roma can be dated back to the end of 2013/14 season at their own turf.
Also, Roma is on a 10 match winning run in home games against Genoa. They netted 3 or more goals in 6 of them, at least twice in all except one.
AS Roma vs Genoa: Predictions
Roma must win here in order to remain in the Champions League qualification zone. They have a momentous head-to-head record against Genoa and this is the sort of game they cannot afford to lose.
To aid to the course is the poor away form of Rossoblu, a team that normally fail to score in most of their road games.
Thus a home win is inevitable and is a safe bet to bag at 1.45 odd with Unibet. However, I will be eyeing the higher price by backing a Roma win to nil for 2.30 odds and an Asian handicap -1.5 for 2.42 odds, both with 10bet.
AS Roma vs Genoa: Bet Tips
Roma -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.42
Roma to win to nil @ 2.30.