Genoa vs. Parma 6/23/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Genoa 6-7-13, Parma 10-6-10
6/23/20 3:45 pm
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Genoa is welcoming Parma to Luigi Ferraris in part of round 27 in Italian Serie A.
Genoa has been playing in solid form before the season was paused, but they are yet to play their first game since the restart. In their last 6 Serie A games, Geno has only 1 loss, which happened against Lazio at home. With 25 points, Genoa is in 17th place in the standings, outside the relegation zone, at least for now because Lecce is behind them with the same amount of points. In their last Serie A game Milan on the road, Genoa has had only 38% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and 75% of the correct passes. In a surprising turn of events, Genoa has won this game 1-2. Criscito and Pandev have scored 7 goals each this season, while Kouame has added 5 goals. Ghiglione has added 5 assists. Ivan Radovanovic is injured, while Marchetti is suspended because of the red card. Genoa has had a good run, but we can’t know how Genoa’s players will react after a 3-month break, but I don’t expect that reaction to be good.
Overall, Parma is having a good season where they are in 8th place in the standings with 36 points, just 3 points away from the Europa League. Not overly offensive team with 33 scored goals this season, but their defense hasn’t been and with 32 conceded goals. Before the season was paused, Parma was playing in a mixed form, but the good news is that they didn’t lose their first game back against Torino. In that match, Parma has had 49% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, and 77% of accurate passes. This match ended in a 1-1 draw thanks to Parma’s goalkeeper saving a penalty kick in the 48th minute. Andreas Cornelius scored 8 goals for Parma this season, while Gervinho and Kulusevski added 5 goals each. Kulusevski also added 7 assists. Inglese, Grassi, Pezzella, and Siligardi are all injured and none of them will be playing in this game. Parma has gone through a lot over the last few years, going back to the lowest division, and then climbing all the way up to Serie A, where they secured their status by being far from the relegation zone, and Parma is still dreaming about the Europa League, that is measly 3 points away. There are a lot of games left, and it’s not impossible that Parma will end up in the Europa League, but one thing is sure, Parma will stay in Serie A.
Genoa hasn’t won any of their last 3 games against Parma, while Parma’s away record this season is 4-5-4. We are talking about teams of equal quality here, but Parma already has a game in their feet, and only because of that I will take a stab at Parma in this match.