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Hellas Verona will arrive at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Saturday for the Serie A clash with hosts Genoa.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Genoa v Hellas Verona, scroll down (inc. the best betting odds).
Genoa head into this fixture following on from a 0-0 Serie A drawn match vs Torino.
In that game, Genoa had 55% possession and 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, Torino got 10 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
Their latest results reveal that much respect should be given to the Genoa rearguard. Il Grifone have kept it tight, with the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their last six games standing at 4. Even so, we will just have to wait and see whether that trend might be replicated in this next match or not.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Genoa:
- are unbeaten in the league by Hellas Verona in their last 2 games.
- have not been beaten in their last 5 league matches at home.
Hellas Verona go into this encounter after a 2-1 Serie A win with the defeat of Parma in their last outing.
In that match, Hellas Verona managed 50% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Hellas Verona was Antonín Barák (61'). Parma got 14 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Juraj Kucka (8') and Alberto Grassi (13' Own goal) scored for Parma.
The stats don’t lie, and Hellas Verona have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals overall. In defence, Verona have been far from perfect.
Heading into this fixture, Hellas Verona haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league games.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 24/01/2016 shows that Genoa have won 3 of these games & Hellas Verona 1, with the number of drawn games being 2.
13 goals were produced between them in these games, with 9 from Il Grifone and 4 netted by Verona. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was Serie A match day 4 on 19/10/2020 and the score finished Hellas Verona 0-0 Genoa.
In that match, Hellas Verona managed 58% possession and 18 shots on goal with 10 of them on target.
Genoa got 6 shots on goal with 2 on target.
The referee was Antonio Rapuano.
Team News: Genoa
Davide Biraschi (Shoulder Injury), Francesco Cassata (Muscle Injury) and Cristián Zapata (Muscular problems) won’t be playing for Genoa gaffer Davide Ballardini.
Team News: Hellas Verona
Verona boss Ivan Jurić has some current player fitness concerns. Nikola Kalinic (Muscular problems), Eddie Salcedo (Unknown Injury), Pawel Dawidowicz (Unknown Injury), Federico Ceccherini (Thigh Problems), Andrea Favilli (Biceps femoris muscle injury) and Marco Benassi (Calf Injury) can’t be considered. Federico Dimarco will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We feel that Hellas Verona and Genoa could both well score here although it’s hard to see a clear-cut winner.
A draw is a real possibility, as we are expecting there to be little between them. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a hard-fought 1-1 draw at the end of this one.
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 11
🔑 Star Man: Goran Pandev
Mostly used in the Striker position, Goran Pandev was born in Strumica, Macedonia. After having played his first senior match for Spezia in the 2002 - 2003 season, the dangerous Forward has hit 3 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 17 appearances.