Genoa vs Juventus 10/29/2014 Free Serie A Preview, Odds and Prediction
Juventus vs Genoa
Wednesday 29th October 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Genoa 7/1 Draw 3/1 Juventus 1/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport; Bein Sport
In what could be seen as one of the games of the midweek roster Genoa will host Juventus with both teams in decent form. Genoa have won two of the last three and ex Juve striker Matri has netted four goals in seven games this term. Pinilla starting through the center for Genoa has three in six and Genoa look capable of threatening most teams on the counter attack. With a solid defence Genoa are built on a counter attacking 4-3-3 style under Gaspirini, this may end up more a 4-5-1 when playing teams like Juve but it has proven an effective tactic as Genoa have lost by the minimum in the two games they have lost and have kept most games tight. With Matri and Pinilla up top they have two inform strikers that can take their chances and Matri especially will be "up for the game" against his old club.
The old lady as struggled along of late with a loss to Olympiakos in the Champions League and a draw away to Sassuolo. Juve righted the ship at the weekend with a 2-0 home win but this will be another tester away to an inform Genoa. Most italian teams will raise their game against Juve and I dont expect anything different from Genoa. Carlos Tevez is the main man for Juve and is their main goalscoring threat. Fernanado Llorente and Arturo Vidal got the goals at the weekend with Tevez providing an assist but this was against a Palermo team that are really struggling. No matter how you dress it up Juve are struggling to find goals it is just their superb defence that is keeping them winning games.
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Tough game here, no doubt Juventus are the better side but Genoa do look like a team capable of causing an upset especially here at home. I am going to take Genoa +2 on the handicap as I think that Juve might just squeak a win but cant see them doing so by more than 1. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo