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Genoa will be the visitors at Dacia Arena on Sunday for the Serie A game with home side Udinese.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Udinese v Genoa match are shown here - as well as the best betting odds.
Udinese enter this game after a 0-0 Serie A drawn result against Sassuolo.
In that game, Udinese had 38% possession and 2 shots at goal with 0 on target. Sassuolo had 4 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
It’s not been often in recent times that Udinese have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Bianconeri Friuliani have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 9 goals in the process.
Coming into this fixture, Udinese haven't lost in the league to Genoa in their previous 8 games. Quite a long unbeaten run against them.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Roma in Serie A action, Genoa and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Genoa had 50% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Genoa was Marko Pjaca (50'). Roma got 18 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (45', 66', 85') scored for Roma.
The stats tell the story, and Genoa have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 9 goals in total. At the back, Il Grifone could really do with shoring things up. That trend might not be continued into this match, of course.
Pre-game facts show that Genoa:
- have left without a victory over Udinese when they've played them away from home in the last 5 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
A quick look at past results between these clubs stretching back to 10/09/2017 reveals that these encounters have been miserable for Genoa. They have not been able to come away with any victories at all whereas Udinese have just been stronger than them, winning in 67 per cent of those ties.
A combined sum of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 11 from Bianconeri Friuliani and 5 for Il Grifone. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The last league game featuring the two was Serie A match day 30 on 05/07/2020 when the final score was Udinese 2-2 Genoa.
On that day, Udinese managed 46% possession and 7 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The goalscorers were Seko Fofana (44') and Kevin Lasagna (73').
At the other end, Genoa got 8 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Goran Pandev (81') and Andrea Pinamonti (96') scored.
The referee was Daniele Orsato.
Team News: Udinese
Walace (Muscular problems) and Rolando Mandragora (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are unavailable for Udinese boss Luca Gotti. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Mato Jajalo and Rolando Mandragora.
Team News: Genoa
Genoa boss Rolando Maran has a number of players out of action. Domenico Criscito (Knee Problems), Francesco Cassata (Muscle Injury), Davide Zappacosta (Unknown Injury) and Marko Pjaca (Hamstring Injury) are not ready for selection. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Lasse Schöne and Ivan Lakicevic.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Genoa have the firepower to find the net against this Udinese team, however that probably won’t quite be enough to avoid defeat.
We think that it’s going to be a close game with a 2-1 advantage for Udinese after the 90. Expecting it to be very competitive.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Dacia Arena (25,144)
Captain: Kevin Lasagna
Chairman: Franco Soldati
Manager: Luca Gotti
Competitions: Serie A position 19, Coppa Italia (4th Round)
⭐ Key Player: Stefano Okaka
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Stefano Okaka was born in Castiglion del Lago, Italy. After having played his first senior match for Roma in the 2005 - 2006 season, the accomplished Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 7 appearances.