Napoli vs Genoa 01/26/2015 Serie A Preview, Odds & Prediction
Genoa vs Napoli
Monday 26th January 2015 20:00(GMT)
The Line: Napoli 2/5 Draw 3/1 Genoa 7/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport; Premier League Extra time; NBC Sports
Monday night football from Italy comes from Naples with Napoli taking on Genoa. Napoli managed to jump to third last week after a hard fought win over Lazio but with all their rivals winning this week they find themselves in fifth and needing a win to get themselves back up to third. Rafa Benitez side will be in a battle for that third Champions League spot for the rest of the season from what I have seen. Callejon and Higuain are vital to Napoli's hopes and as long as both former Real Madrid strikers keep finding the net then Napoli should be ok. With a string of attacking options Napoli could well push up the table if Mertens, Gabbiadini, Hamsik could start finding the net along with the aforementioned top two. Napoli were very solid defensively against Lazio last week but that is their only clean sheet in their last five.
Genoa are in the midst of a bad spell. Going unbeaten for nine Genoa had got themselves into contention for the last Champions League spot but three losses in the last five have left Genoa dropping down the table. A win tonight would leave them just two points off Napoli and three of the Champions league spots. With the return of Fetfatzidis seeing him score two goals in four appearances to go with top scorer Matri's seven goals in fourteen games and Falque also pitching in with four goals this term Genoa have an attack that can score goals. Genoa have also signed Niang on loan from Milan but he looks likely to start from the bench.
With both teams struggling defensively in recent time I think both teams to score looks the value tonight. Its availabe at 19/20 and this is one that looks rock solid on recent form. Both teams have scored in four of Napoli's last five and all five of Genoa's last five.