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The Serie A match at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Saturday will see home side Genoa playing Hellas Verona.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Genoa v Hellas Verona can be found here - plus the latest betting odds.
Genoa head into this match following on from a 2-2 Serie A draw versus Bologna.
In that match, Genoa had 40% possession and 11 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Genoa, the goals were scored by Mattia Destro (55') and Domenico Criscito (89'). Bologna had 17 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Aaron Hickey (49') and Marko Arnautović (85') scored for Bologna.
Three or more goals per match have been seen in 6 of the last 6 fixtures where Genoa have taken part. Opposing sides scored 14 of them in this period whereas Genoa bagged a total of 10. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward here, however.
Their past results show that Genoa:
- have not been beaten in the league by Hellas Verona in their previous 3 games.
- have left without a victory over Hellas Verona in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are without a home win in the past 4 league matches. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
In the game prior to this, Hellas Verona drew 2-2 in the Serie A tie with Salernitana.
In that match, Hellas Verona had 50% possession and 10 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Hellas Verona was Nikola Kalinić (7', 29'). For their opponents, Salernitana got 15 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Cedric Gondo (45') and Mamadou Coulibaly (76') scored for Salernitana.
Proving their penchant for eventful matches, goals have been seen as many as 22 times in the previous six games in which Hellas Verona have played, yielding a mean average of 3.67 goals each fixture. Opposing teams have managed 11 of those goals.
Coming into this fixture, Hellas Verona have not won away from home in their last 6 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 04/12/2017 tells us that Genoa have won 3 of them and Hellas Verona 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 2.
A total of 15 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 10 of them for Il Grifone and 5 coming from Verona. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 23 on 20/02/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Genoa 2-2 Hellas Verona.
That time, Genoa had 50% possession and 14 shots on goal with 3 on target. The goalscorers were Eldor Shomurodov (48') and Milan Badelj (94').
For their opponents, Hellas Verona had 9 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Ivan Ilić (17') and Davide Faraoni (61') scored.
The match was refereed by Matteo Marchetti.
Team News: Genoa
Davide Biraschi (Unknown Injury), Felipe Caicedo (Muscle Fatigue), Caleb Ekuban (Muscle Fatigue), Stefano Sturaro (Muscle Fatigue) and Francesco Cassata (Knee Surgery) won’t be playing for Genoa gaffer Davide Ballardini. Ivan Radovanovic cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Hellas Verona
Hellas Verona boss Eusebio Di Francesco has a number of players out of action. Gianluca Frabotta (Calf Problems), Miguel Veloso (Biceps femoris muscle injury) and Kevin Rüegg (Unknown Injury) are not ready for selection.
Our thinking is that Genoa will need to push hard to get anything against this Hellas Verona outfit who will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very even match with a 0-1 win for Hellas Verona at the end of the match.
Looking forward to this.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (36,599)
Captain: Domenico Criscito
Chairman: Enrico Preziosi
Manager: Davide Ballardini
Competitions: Serie A position 15, Coppa Italia (2nd Round)
🔑 Star Man: Mohammed Fares
Regularly taking up the Left Wing position, Mohammed Fares was born in Aubervilliers, France. Having made his senior debut playing for Hellas Verona in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 2 league goals in the Serie A 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in 2 appearances.