Genoa face off with visiting rivals Fiorentina at Stadio Luigi Ferraris in the Serie A clash on Saturday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Genoa v Fiorentina can be found here including the latest game odds.
Genoa will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 2-3 Serie A triumph vs Cagliari.
In that game, Genoa had 48% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For Genoa, the goalscorers were Mattia Destro (59') and Mohammed Fares (69', 78'). At the other end, Cagliari had 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. João Pedro (16') and Luca Ceppitelli (56') scored for Cagliari.
Three or more goals per match were recorded in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Genoa have participated. Their opponents scored 14 of them in this period whereas Genoa bagged a total of 11. That kind of trend won’t necessarily follow through here, of course.
Looking at their past form shows that Genoa:
- are unbeaten in the league by Fiorentina in their last 6 matches.
- are winless against Fiorentina in their previous 3 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 matches in the league.
Fiorentina will come into the game following a 1-2 Serie A win to defeat Atalanta in their most recent match.
In that game, Fiorentina had 45% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Fiorentina was Dušan Vlahović (33', 49'). On the other side, Atalanta got 13 shots on goal with 5 on target. Duván Zapata (65') was the scorer for Atalanta.
In the course of their 6 latest matches, Vincenzo Italiano's Fiorentina have converted a total of 9 times therefore yielding them the goals per game average of 1.5.
Coming into this meeting, Fiorentina have left without a victory over Genoa in away games against them for the last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Drawn results are a common outcome in games between these two clubs. In their head to head clashes going back to 29/12/2018, the records show 5 of these. That’s an unusually high 83 per cent of games being drawn.
An aggregate of 7 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 4 from Il Grifone and 3 netted by La Viola. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.17.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 29 on 03/04/2021 when it finished Genoa 1-1 Fiorentina.
That time, Genoa managed 56% possession and 8 shots on goal with 1 on target. The scorer was Mattia Destro (13').
Fiorentina had 10 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Dušan Vlahović (23') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Fabio Maresca.
Team News: Genoa
Milan Badelj (Unknown Injury), Francesco Cassata (Knee Surgery) and Felipe Caicedo (Muscle Fatigue) will not be taking part for Genoa manager Davide Ballardini. Ivan Radovanovic will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Fiorentina
Out of a mainly full-strength group, there is just a single fitness problem for the Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Italiano to be concerned with. Michele Cerofolini (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
Our thinking is that Genoa will have their work cut out to see themselves scoring against this Fiorentina lineup who we think should gain the upper hand.
Our tip is therefore for a 0-1 winning margin for Fiorentina when all is said and done.
There should be little in it.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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, Coppa Italia (2nd Round)
⭐ Key Man: Mohammed Fares
Usually taking up the Left Wing position, Mohammed Fares was born in Aubervilliers, France. After making a first senior appearance for Hellas Verona in the 2014 - 2015 season, the talented Forward has scored 2 league goals in this Serie A 2021 - 2022 season so far in 1 appearances.