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The Serie A fixture at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Sunday sees home side Napoli playing against opponents Genoa.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for SSC Napoli v Genoa are shown on this page - along with the latest match odds.
Napoli, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 3-0 Serie A triumph versus Genoa.
In that game, SSC Napoli had 67% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. For SSC Napoli, goals were scored by Victor Osimhen (32'), Lorenzo Insigne (65') and Stanislav Lobotka (81'). On the other side, Genoa got 11 shots at goal with 3 on target.
SSC Napoli have been conceding pretty frequently of late, but they have also managed to hit the back of the net themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, SSC Napoli have seen their goal breached in 5 of them as well as managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those games. Still, we must now wait to see if such a trend shall continue on in this upcoming game.
Going into this one, SSC Napoli haven't been defeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
It is worth noting that Genoa have been starved of goals over their last six clashes, contributing the unsatisfactory return of just 4. In those matches, Il Grifone have also seen the collective goal tally of opposing teams equal 9.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Genoa:
- have not registered a win against SSC Napoli in games played away from home for the previous 12 league matches. A very poor set of away results, indeed.
- have not won away from home in their last 16 league matches. What a horror away run it has been.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head meetings dating back to 07/04/2019 shows us that Napoli have won 3 of them & Genoa 1, with the number of draws standing at 2.
A total of 17 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 12 of them from Partenopei and 5 for Il Grifone. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The last league encounter between these clubs was Serie A match day 2 on 29/08/2021 when it finished Genoa 1-2 SSC Napoli.
That time, Genoa had 39% possession and 6 shots at goal with 3 on target. Their only player to score was Andrea Cambiaso (69').
For their opponents, SSC Napoli got 13 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Fabián Ruiz (39') and Andrea Petagna (84') scored.
The match was refereed by Marco Di Bello.
Team News: Napoli
The Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of before this match with a completely injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Genoa
Genoa manager Alexander Blessin has to choose a team with limited availability. Roberto Piccoli (Unknown Injury), Lennart Czyborra (Knee Problems), Nikola Maksimovic (Unknown Injury), Stefano Sturaro (Tendonitis), Aleksander Buksa (Unknown Injury) and Zinho Vanheusden (Unknown Injury) are not ready for selection.
For this match, we think that Genoa are dangerous enough to put one past this SSC Napoli outfit, however that may not be enough to prevent defeat.
We think that it’s going to be both teams to score in a 2-1 win for SSC Napoli at the end of the 90 minutes. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (54,726)
Captain: Lorenzo Insigne
Chairman: Aurelio De Laurentiis
Manager: Luciano Spalletti
Competitions: Serie A position 3
🔑 Key Man: Lorenzo Insigne
Typically taking up the Left Wing position, Lorenzo Insigne was born in Napoli, Italy. After having played his first senior match for SSC Napoli in the 2009 - 2010 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 10 league goals in the Serie A 2021 - 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 30 appearances.