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The Serie A tie at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday will see home side Genoa doing battle with Hellas Verona.
View all of the Genoa v Hellas Verona predictions, poll and stats below - plus the latest betting odds.
Genoa will be hoping for a better result after a 5-0 Serie A loss in their previous game against Sassuolo.
In that game, Genoa managed 46% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Sassuolo got 18 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Hamed Junior Traorè (26'), Domenico Berardi (39'), Francesco Caputo (66', 77') and Giacomo Raspadori (74') scored for Sassuolo.
At least three goals per game have been seen in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Genoa have participated. Their opponents scored 13 of them in these games while Il Grifone / Rossoblu amassed a tally of 6. Nevertheless, we will just have to wait and see whether such a trend will persist in this next game.
Hellas Verona head into the game after a 3-0 Serie A win with the downing of SPAL in their previous match.
In that match, Hellas Verona had 54% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 10 of them on target. For Hellas Verona, the scorers were Samuel Di Carmine (7', 11') and Davide Faraoni (47'). For their opponents, SPAL got 14 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target.
Over the course of their previous six clashes, Hellas Verona have amassed a tally of 8 goals. Verona have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. In that time, they have had 10 goals go into their own net.
Heading into this fixture, Hellas Verona are without a win away from home in their last 10 league games. It's not a good run at all.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings dating back to 15/02/2015 shows that Genoa have won 4 of these games & Hellas Verona 1, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
A combined total of 19 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 13 from Il Grifone / Rossoblu and 6 created by Verona. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
The last league meeting between these sides was Serie A match day 19 on 12/01/2020 when the final score was Hellas Verona 2-1 Genoa.
In that match, Hellas Verona had 66% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. Goals were scored by Valerio Verre (55') and Mattia Zaccagni (65').
Genoa had 5 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Antonio Sanabria (41') scored.
The match was refereed by Maurizio Mariani.
Team News: Genoa
Antonio Sanabria (Stiffness), Stefano Sturaro (Thigh Problems), Francesco Cassata (Unknown Injury), Marko Pajac (Unknown Injury), Adama Soumaoro (Unknown Injury) and Ivan Radovanovic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not available for Genoa gaffer Davide Nicola.
Team News: Hellas Verona
Verona manager Ivan Jurić has to choose a team with limited availability. Pawel Dawidowicz (Muscular problems), Claud Adjapong (Thigh Muscle Strain), Giampaolo Pazzini (Adductor problems) and Marash Kumbulla (Biceps femoris muscle injury) won’t be making appearances.
In our opinion, Genoa will most probably see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
Conversely, Hellas Verona won’t find it easy to score - but, we do see them pulling one back during this clash.
We’re therefore anticipating a 3-1 margin for Genoa when the full-time whistle blows.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (36,599)
Captain: Domenico Criscito
Chairman: Enrico Preziosi
Manager: Davide Nicola
Competitions: Serie A position 17
🔑 Star Player: Goran Pandev
Mostly played in the Striker position, Goran Pandev was born in Strumica, Macedonia. Having played his first senior match for Spezia in the 2002 - 2003 season, the skilful Forward has accumulated 9 league goals in the Serie A 2019 - 2020 season so far in a total of 33 appearances.