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Genoa will arrive at Dacia Arena on Sunday for the Serie A game with home team Udinese.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Udinese v Genoa are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Udinese will be looking for another win after the 0-2 Serie A triumph vs Roma.
In that game, Udinese had 46% possession and 10 shots at goal with 3 on target. For Udinese, the scorers were Kevin Lasagna (12') and Ilija Nestorovski (78'). At the other end, Roma got 18 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
Fewer than three goals per match were seen in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Udinese have taken part. In terms of the goal distribution from that period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 5 while Bianconeri Friuliani totted up 5. We will just have to see whether or not that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Looking at their past form shows that Udinese:
- have not been beaten in the league by Genoa in their previous 7 games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 4 league matches. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Juventus in Serie A competition, Genoa will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Genoa had 36% possession and 4 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Genoa was Andrea Pinamonti (76'). At the other end, Juventus had 18 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. Paulo Dybala (50'), Cristiano Ronaldo (57') and Douglas Costa (73') scored for Juventus.
The numbers tell their own story, and Genoa have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 13 goals overall. At the back, Il Grifone / Rossoblu can certainly do much better. We shall soon see if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Pre-game facts show that Genoa:
- have not registered a win against Udinese in games played away from home for the previous 4 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are unbeaten in their previous 5 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings stretching back to 09/04/2017 reveals that these fixtures have not been good ones for Genoa. They’ve not managed to get themselves any victories at all while Udinese have maintained the edge over them, winning in 83 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
A sum of 15 goals were scored between them in these games, with 12 for Bianconeri Friuliani and 3 for Il Grifone / Rossoblu. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The previous league game featuring the two was Serie A match day 11 on 03/11/2019 when it finished Genoa 1-3 Udinese.
That time, Genoa managed 62% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The scorer was Goran Pandev (22').
On the other side, Udinese had 18 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Rodrigo De Paul (32'), Ken Sema (87') and Kevin Lasagna (94') scored.
The referee was Fabrizio Pasqua.
Team News: Udinese
Rolando Mandragora (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Sebastian Prödl (Knee Injury) will not be taking part for Udinese manager Luca Gotti.
In our view, Bianconeri Friuliani should opt for a 4-3-1-2 formation for this one, beginning the first half with Jesse Joronen, Alessandro Semprini, Ales Matějů, Andrea Papetti, Stefano Sabelli, Simon Skrabb, Sandro Tonali, Daniele Dessena, Jaromir Zmrhal, Alfredo Donnarumma and Florian Aye.
Team News: Genoa
Genoa manager Davide Nicola has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Domenico Criscito (Hamstring Injury) and Ivan Radovanovic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) miss out here.
There’s a good chance that Il Grifone / Rossoblu seem likely to elect for a 3-5-2 formation, starting the game with Marco Silvestri, Amir Rrahmani, Pawel Dawidowicz, Koray Günter, Marco Davide Faraoni, Miguel Veloso, Valerio Verre, Sofyan Amrabat, Federico DiMarco, Abdoulaye Traoré and Samuel Di Carmine.
We’re thinking that Genoa will likely be able to get a goal against this Udinese outfit, although that isn’t expected to prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
Our selection here is for a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Udinese at the end of the match. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Dacia Arena (25,144)
Captain: Kevin Lasagna
Chairman: Franco Soldati
Manager: Luca Gotti
Competitions: Serie A position 15
⭐ Star Player: Rodrigo De Paul
Usually playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Rodrigo De Paul was born in Sarandí, Argentina. After having played his first senior match for Racing Club in the 2012 - 2013 season, the talented Midfielder has accumulated 5 league goals in the Serie A 2019 - 2020 campaign to date in a total of 24 appearances.