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Genoa will be hosting visiting club Napoli at Stadio Luigi Ferraris in this Serie A tie on Saturday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Genoa v SSC Napoli can be found here - as well as the best betting odds.
Genoa won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 1-0 Serie A defeat in their last game at the hands of Torino.
In that match, Genoa had 37% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 on target. Torino got 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. Nemanja Radonjić (94') scored for Torino.
Fixtures featuring Genoa have usually been entertaining encounters lately with a lot of goalmouth action being the norm. Over their past half dozen games, the sum of 26 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 4.33 goals per game) with 12 of those coming from Genoa. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be continued into this match, of course.
Heading into this fixture, Genoa haven't won against SSC Napoli in their last 2 league matches.
After tasting defeat last time out to Lazio in Serie A action, Napoli will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, SSC Napoli had 61% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for SSC Napoli was Piotr Zieliński (32'). At the other end, Lazio had 6 shots at goal with 2 on target. Luis Alberto (30') and Daichi Kamada (52') scored for Lazio.
Over the course of their last 6 clashes, SSC Napoli have bagged the sum of 13 goals. SSC Napoli have also managed to score in every single one of those games. During those fixtures, their defenders have had 6 goals go into their own net.
Heading into this contest, SSC Napoli have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 09/11/2019 shows that Genoa have won 1 of these games & Napoli 4, with the number of draws being 1.
A sum of 18 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 4 from Il Grifone and 14 belonging to Partenopei. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
The last league fixture featuring the two was Serie A match day 37 on 15/05/2022 when it finished SSC Napoli 3-0 Genoa.
In that game, SSC Napoli managed 67% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. Goals were scored by Victor Osimhen (32'), Lorenzo Insigne (65') and Stanislav Lobotka (81').
Genoa got 11 shots on goal with 3 on target.
The referee was Michael Fabbri.
Team News: Genoa
Ridgeciano Haps (Fibula Fracture), Alessandro Vogliacco (Thigh Problems) and Junior Messias (Unknown Injury) won’t be able to feature for Genoa boss Alberto Gilardino.
We think that Il Grifone will possibly kick off with a 4-4-2 system this time, beginning the first half with Josep Martinez, Koni De Winter, Mattia Bani, Radu Dragusin, Aaron Caricol, Stefano Sabelli, Milan Badelj, Kevin Strootman, Morten Frendrup, Albert Gudmundsson and Mateo Retegui.
Team News: Napoli
Owing to a fully injury-free group ready to go, the Napoli manager Rudi Garcia has zero fitness concerns whatsoever before this game.
There’s a good chance that Partenopei might make use of a 4-3-3 formation, settling for Alex Meret, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Leo Oestigard, Juan Jesus, Mario Rui, A. Zambo Anguissa, Stanislav Lobotka, Piotr Zielinski, Eljif Elmas, Victor Osimhen and K. Kvaratskhelia.
Our assessment is that Genoa have the firepower to breach the defence of this SSC Napoli lineup, although just one goal might not quite be enough to give them the result that they want.
We’re therefore expecting a 1-2 advantage for SSC Napoli at the end of the match. Let’s see what eventuates.
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)
Chairman: Alberto Zangrillo
Manager: Alberto Gilardino
Competitions: Serie A position 14, Coppa Italia (2nd Round)