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The Serie A clash at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Saturday sees home side Genoa go up against Fiorentina.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Genoa v Fiorentina are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Genoa will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-2 Serie A victory vs Parma.
In that game, Genoa managed 44% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Genoa was Gianluca Scamacca (50', 69'). Parma had 12 shots on goal with 8 on target. Graziano Pellè (16') was the scorer for Parma.
It has been seldom in recent times where Genoa have shown defensive steel. In fact, Il Grifone have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 9 goals along the way.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Genoa:
- are unbeaten in the league by Fiorentina in their previous 5 matches.
- haven't won against Fiorentina in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league matches.
After tasting defeat last time out to AC Milan in Serie A competition, Fiorentina and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Fiorentina had 39% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 on target. For Fiorentina, the scorers were Erick Pulgar (17') and Franck Ribéry (51'). At the other end, AC Milan got 13 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Zlatan Ibrahimović (9'), Brahim Díaz (57') and Hakan Çalhanoğlu (72') scored for AC Milan.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 clashes involving Fiorentina, at least three goals have been hit. The average number of goals per match during that spell is 3.83, with the average number of goals for Fiorentina being 2.17. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this next game, of course.
Ahead of this meeting, Fiorentina haven't beaten Genoa when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings going back to 06/05/2018, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Genoa winning 1 of those games, Fiorentina 1 and 4 being drawn in normal time.
A total of 10 goals were scored between them in this period, with 5 of them from Il Grifone and 5 netted by La Viola. That’s an average goals per game of 1.67.
The last league clash featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 10 on 07/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Fiorentina 1-1 Genoa.
On that occasion, Fiorentina had 61% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Nikola Milenković (98').
At the other end, Genoa got 5 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Marko Pjaca (89') was the scorer.
The referee was Daniele Doveri.
Team News: Genoa
Francesco Cassata (Hamstring Injury) and Luca Pellegrini (Thigh Problems) will not be able to play for Genoa boss Davide Ballardini.
Team News: Fiorentina
Fiorentina boss Giuseppe Iachini has not got a full squad to pick from. Aleksandr Kokorin (Hip Injury) and Igor (Unknown Injury) will miss out on this game.
Our assessment here is that Genoa will need to push hard to be putting a goal past this Fiorentina lineup who we think might manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a very even match with a 0-1 victory for Fiorentina at the end of the 90 minutes.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (36,599)
Captain: Domenico Criscito
Chairman: Enrico Preziosi
Manager: Davide Ballardini
Competitions: Serie A position 13
⭐ Star Man: Mattia Destro
Mostly used in the Striker position, Mattia Destro was born in Ascoli Piceno, Italy. After having played his first senior match for Genoa in the 2010 - 2011 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 9 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 22 appearances.