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Genoa face off with visiting club Sassuolo at Stadio Luigi Ferraris in this Serie A match on Sunday.
All Genoa v Sassuolo game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Genoa will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 4-3 Serie A defeat last time out to Lazio.
In that game, Genoa had 49% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For Genoa, the goalscorers were Gianluca Scamacca (80') and Eldor Shomurodov (81'). Lazio had 20 attempts at goal with 11 of them on target. Joaquín Correa (30', 56'), Ciro Immobile (43'), Adam Marušić (47' Own goal) and Luis Alberto (48') scored for Lazio.
Genoa haven’t had any problems with scoring, hitting the target in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve hit an aggregate of 10 during that period and have conceded a total of 12.
Analysis of their past results shows that Genoa:
- haven't beaten Sassuolo in their previous 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 11 home league matches. They have been so resilient here.
In their previous fixture, Sassuolo drew 1-1 in the Serie A tie with Atalanta.
In that match, Sassuolo managed 63% possession and 11 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Sassuolo was Domenico Berardi (52'). For their opponents, Atalanta had 10 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Robin Gosens (32') scored for Atalanta.
Over the course of their previous half-dozen clashes, Sassuolo have bagged a total of 9 goals. Sassuolo have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. During that period, they have had 5 goals go into their own net. Previous results aside, time will tell if the trend shall continue on in this game or not.
Leading up to this clash, Sassuolo:
- haven't beaten Genoa when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 06/01/2018 tells us that Genoa have won 2 of these games & Sassuolo 3, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 22 in total which averages out at 3.67 goals per meeting.
The last league contest between the two was Serie A match day 16 on 06/01/2021 when the final score was Sassuolo 2-1 Genoa.
In that match, Sassuolo had 63% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Goals were scored by Jérémie Boga (52') and Giacomo Raspadori (83').
For their opponents, Genoa had 7 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Eldor Shomurodov (64') was the scorer.
The referee was Michael Fabbri.
Team News: Genoa
There’s just a single fitness concern for the Genoa gaffer Davide Ballardini to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust squad. Luca Pellegrini (Thigh Problems) is sidelined.
Team News: Sassuolo
Sassuolo manager Roberto De Zerbi has some current player fitness concerns. Filippo Romagna (Patella rupture) and Francesco Caputo (Lumbago) can’t be considered. Marlon cannot play in this game through suspension.
Our thinking is that Genoa could find themselves up against it to hit the back of the net against this Sassuolo lineup who we think should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
Our tip is therefore for a very even contest with a 0-1 win for Sassuolo at the end of the 90.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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
⭐ Star Man: Goran Pandev
Generally played in the Striker position, Goran Pandev was born in Strumica, Macedonia. After having made a senior debut playing for Spezia in the 2002 - 2003 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 6 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 25 appearances.