Genoa vs. Spal 7/12/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Genoa 6-9-15, Spal 5-4-22
7/12/20 11:15 am
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Genoa is hosting Spal at Luigi Ferraris in round 32 in Italian Serie A.
Genoa hasn’t won any of their last 5 games in Serie A, and they are in 18th place in the standings with 27 points, just 1 point away from the safe zone, but their terrible form is keeping them in the relegation zone. With massive 60 conceded goals, Genoa is one of the worst defensive teams in Serie A, but they have scored 38 goals which is solid for a team in the relegation zone. Since the restart, Genoa has played 5 games, and the good news is that they have scored at least one goal in each of those 5 games, but they conceded at least 2 goals during that stretch. Pandev has scored 8 goals for Genoa this season, while Criscito added 7 goals. Ghiglione has 5 assists. Radovanovic and Romero are both injured, while Criscito and Sturaro are still questionable. In their most recent Serie A game against Napoli, Genoa has had only 33% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and 78% of accurate passes. Genoa was solid in this match, but they still ended up losing this game 1-2. Genoa is so close to the safe zone, but they need to start winning some points if they want to get out of the relegation zone because Lecce is on a roll.
Well, for Spal the season is over as they are in the last place in the standings with only 19 points from 31 games. If you think 19 points is bad, their 23 scored goals are worse, and Spal is the weakest offensive team in Serie A. Spal’s defense is bad, but it’s not the worst with 56 conceded goals so far. In their last Serie A game against Udinese at home, Spal was the better team with 51% of ball possession, 9 corner kicks, 87% of accurate passes, but only 2 shots on goal. Spal has had some chances in this match but they have been struggling for a while now in the attacking end, while their defense was a disaster in this match. Spal has lost this game 0-3. Petagna has scored 12 goals for Spal this season, while Dabo added 3 assists. Berisha, Fares, Valoti, and Zukanovic are all injured, and the season is over for them. Spal has won only 1 of their last 11 games, but they haven’t won any of their last 5 games since the restart. The best result Spal had lately was a draw against Milan at home, but that is far from enough to stay in Serie A. in their last two games, Spal has conceded 6 goals and hasn’t scored any, and I got to be honest, I don’t think anyone in Spal has the motivation to play any more games this season.
Genoa and Spal have played only 5 times against each other in the past, and Spal has won 1 game, while the last 4 games ended in a 1-1 draw. Genoa needs the win here, but I don’t think they will get it. With the terrible form they are in, and the injury problems for Genoa, I think this match could end in a draw.