On matchday 24 of the Serie A on Sunday afternoon at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris the duel between the CFC Genoa 1893 and Lazio Roma. Lazio met Sevilla on Thursday night in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final and faces a 1-0 home defeat. In the league, the Romans fight for re-participation in the European Cup. With 38 points, the men of coach Inzaghi at the moment occupy only the seventh place and would currently not even qualified for the Europa League. But the fourth rank, the first Champions League place, is only one meter away.
Football Betting Prediction Genoa vs Lazio Roma
Since December, former Italian coach Cesare Prandelli is in Genoa in office. When Prandelli CFC took over, he was with 15 points in 14th place in the league, four points before the relegation zone. After 23 games you will find the Genoese with 25 points in 13th place, now at least seven points before the first relegation place. The record under the new coach is nevertheless rather modest with two wins, five draws and three defeats. In addition, the club had to cope in the winter the departure of his top scorer Krzysztof Piatek. The bookies say Genoa vs. Lazio Roma with their odds not necessarily another success for Genoa ahead. Also, the betting base comes in their preview to no other result and sets in the Serie A game Genoa vs Lazio Roma their tip on “Victory Lazio Roma”.
Genoa – Statistics & Current Form
Rossoblu’s record this season is six wins, seven draws and ten defeats. 40 goals mean the fourth lowest score in the league. 17 of the 25 points could bring Genoa at home. This puts the team in eleventh place in the home table. Away, the Genoese brought only two wins and a total of eight points. So you can find the team of Coach Prandelli only on the 16th place of the away table. Genoa has conceded 26 goals in foreign matches, which is equivalent to the negative value of Serie A. In the last 18 competitive matches Genoa celebrated only two victories: 3-1 at home against Bergamo and 3-1 at Empoli. During this period, there were seven draws and nine defeats. At home, the CFC could thus make only one of the last ten home games victorious. Away there was only a threesome in the last eight games.
After a 0-2 home defeat against AC Milan in the first competitive match of the year, the Rossoblu won in Empoli. This was followed by two 1-1 draws, at home against Sassuolo and in Bologna. In Bologna last Sunday, the visitors had only 38 percent possession of the ball and won only 46 percent of the duels. Nevertheless, Genoa had the lead with 14:12 in the scoring. Coach Cesare Prandelli usually lets his team play 4-3-3. As substitute for top striker Piatek, who had met 13 times in 19 games, Genoa brought, inter alia, Antonio Sanabria. In his first three games for the new club Paraguay could hit at least twice. In addition, they brought back for 12.9 million euros Stefano Sturaro of Juventus. Sturaro is thus the most expensive transfer in the history of the club. Against Lazo the coach without Hiljemark, Mazzitelli, Favilli, Sturaro and Lapadula must get along.
Expected formation of Genoa:
Radu – Criscito, Zukanovic, Romaro, Birashi – Rolon, Radovanovic, Lerager – Sanabria, Kouamé, Lazovic
Last matches from Genoa:
- 10.02.2019 – Bologna Vs. Genoa 1: 1 (Serie A)
- 03.02.2019 – Genoa vs. Sassuolo Calcio 1: 1 (Serie A)
- 28.01.2019 – Empoli Vs. Genoa 1: 3 (Serie A)
- 21.01.2019 – Genoa vs. AC Milan 0-2 (Serie A)
- 14.01.2019 – Genoa vs. Würzburger Kickers 1: 1 (friendly)
Lazio Roma – Statistics & Current Form
In Serie A, the start of the new year for Lazio was not as tingling with defeats in Naples (1-2) and home against Juve (1-2). In the last two league games, the Biancoceleste but then could win at Frosinone (1-0) and at home against Empoli (1-0). In addition, the men of Coach Inzaghi sat in late January in the quarter-finals of the Cup on penalties at Inter Milan. Now Roma is in the Coppa semi-final against AC Milan. In Serie A, there have been eleven wins, five draws and seven defeats so far. With 21 points in front of their own fans, the team occupies the sixth place in the home table. With 17 points from eleven games in foreign countries, Lazio is ranked fifth in the away table. Eleven goals conceded in the stranger are the third best value of Serie A. However, the Biancoceleste managed on the opponent’s place so far only twelve goals. In the last four away games Roma has won three times.
On Thursday evening Lazio received in the Europa League in the round of 32 for the first leg Sevilla FC. Even before the match coach Simone Inzaghi had to renounce important players like Milinkovic and Immobile. During the match Luis Alberto, Parolo and Bastos also had to leave the field with injuries. After an offensive and fast-paced start of both teams, Ben Yedder put Spain’s visitors ahead in the 22nd minute. After the lead, the Andalusians concentrated on the defensive and made life difficult for the Lazio attack. Also in the second round, the Romans tried very hard, but could only play out a few chances. On the other hand, Sevilla remained very dangerous. In the end, the coach of Biancoceleste wanted his team after the 0-1 defeat not even blame much: She had given the best, but with so many casualties, the starting position had been extremely difficult. On Sunday Milinkovic and Immobile could return to the squad. Wallace, Parolo, Berisha, Lukaku, Bastos and Luis Alberto will probably be missing.
Expected formation of Lazio Roma:
Strakosha – Felipe, Acerbi, Radu – Romulo, Leiva, Badelj, Cataldi – Lulic – Correa, Caicedo
Last matches of Lazio Roma:
- 14.02.2019 – Lazio vs. Roma. Sevilla 0: 1 (Europa League)
- 07.02.2019 – Lazio vs. Roma. Empoli 1: 0 (Serie A)
- 04.02.2019 – Frosinone Vs. Lazio Roma 0: 1 (Serie A)
- 31.01.2019 – Inter Milan vs. Lazio Roma 1: 1 (Coppa Italia)
- 27.01.2019 – Lazio vs. Roma. Juventus 1: 2 (Serie A)
Genoa vs Lazio Roma Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
There have been 97 games between Genoa and Lazio. With 36 wins to 35 defeats, the CFC is in the direct comparison just ahead. Twenty-six times they drew with a draw. With 36 wins Lazio is one of the favorite opponents in Serie A of Genoa. Of the last eight duels the CFC could win but only one. Before that, the Rossoblu had made eight games in a row against the Biancoceleste victorious between September 2011 and February 2015. The last comparison in Genoa went in September 2017 with 3: 2 to Lazio. Before that, Genoa had been unbeaten for seven home games in a row against the Romans. The hosts won the first leg in Roma 4-1 in September.
Genoa vs Lazio Roma Our Betting Prediction Explained
Under coach Prandelli Genoa does not really get rolling. In ten games, it was enough for only two victories. Lazio is still in the middle of the league in the fight for the European Cup places. However, the Biancoceleste cause great injury worries. For a long time Genoa was the absolute opponent of fear of the Romans, but in the last eight duels the men from the capital were able to significantly improve the record against the CFC.
Key Facts – Genoa Vs. Lazio Roma tips
Genoa won only two of the last 18 competitive games
Roma won three out of the last four away games
Genoa only won against Lazio in one of their last eight games
In the preliminary report to the duel between Genoa vs Lazio certainly speaks some for the guests. A big handicap for Lazio is the long injury list. Coach Inzaghi hopes for Sunday’s return from Milinkovic and Immobile. In addition, Roma is less rested with the Europa League game on Thursday than the CFC. What else speaks for Genoa? Even under Prandelli the club is still waiting for the upswing. Lazio is no longer the absolute favorite opponent. After all, the Rossoblu three league games in a row are undefeated. Since April 2018, you could not complete four games without defeat. We do not think Genoa will be able to expand the series on Sunday. So we put Genoa vs Lazio Roma our tip for good odds on “Victory Lazio Roma”.
Alternatively, in our opinion, we recommend Genoa vs Lazio Roma the prediction”both teams to score“. Genoa only stayed in their last 18 home games without their own goal. In addition, Genoa has 40 goals against the fourth worst defense of the league. Lazio scored only in two of the recent 20 away games no own goal.
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