Genoa vs. Juventus 6/30/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Genoa 6-8-14, Juventus 22-3-3
6/30/20 3:45 pm
Over 2.5 (-138), Under 2.5 (+110)
Genoa is welcoming Juventus to Luigi Ferraris in round 29 of Italian Serie A.
Genoa hasn’t won any of their last two games since the Serie A restart, and they conceded 6 goals during this stretch while scoring 3 goals. With 26 points, Genoa is in 16th place in the standings, just one point away from the relegation zone. Offensively, Genoa isn’t bad this season with 34 scored goals, but their defense on the other hand is not good. Genoa conceded 53 goals so far. Criscito and Pandev have both scored 7 goals for Genoa so far this season, while Kouame added 5 goals. Ghiglione added 5 assists. Radovanovic and Criscito are both injured and will not be playing in this game. In their last Serie A game against Brescia on the road, Genoa was the better team with 54% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, and 76% of the correct passes. After losing 2-0 early in the first half, Genoa was able to score one goal before the half-time from a penalty kick. In the 70th minute, Genoa was awarded another penalty and has scored a tying goal, and the final result was 2-2. Genoa has a tough schedule ahead of them, and the rest of the season will really tough for Genoa, but I think they can pull it off and stay in Serie A.
Juventus is at the top of Serie A with 69 points, at least for now. Juventus has scored a lot of goals this season, 56, but their strongest part is their defense this season, Juventus has conceded only 24 goals so far. In their last Serie A game against Lecce at home this past weekend, Juventus was a much better team with 64% of ball possession, 12 shots on goal, 12 corner kicks, and high 91% of the correct passes. Juventus was dominant, but they weren’t able to score a goal in the first half. For everything they missed in the first half, Juventus scored in the second half and they won this game 4-0. Ronaldo is Juventus’ top goal scorer with 23 goals, while Dybala added 9 goals and 5 assists. Demiral, Khedira, and Sandro are all injured, while Chiellini is still questionable. After losing the Coppa Italia title to Napoli earlier this month, Juventus needed to bounce back, and they did with two nice wins in Serie A, without a conceded goal I might add. Juventus is feeling a lot of pressure from Lazio in second place, and they still have a few hard games left until the end of the season. Juventus is the titleholder, but I’m hoping that Lazio can finally take Juventus down from the throne, someone should because Serie A is getting boring.
Genoa has barely had any success against Juventus, but the success they had was at home. Juventus is on a 5-game winning streak in Serie A. Genoa is a too weak of the team to go against Juventus in their current form. I’m siding with Juventus on the road.