Torino 10-4-18, Genoa 7-9-16
7/16/20 1:30 pm
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Torino is welcoming Genoa to Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino in round 33 in Italian Serie A.
Torino isn’t playing well since the restart, and they have only 2 wins in their last 7 games, alongside 1 draw and 4 losses. Torino is in 16th place in the standings with 34 points, 38 scored goals, and massive 30 conceded goals in 32 games. In their last Serie A game against Inter on the road, Torino has had 40% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, and 81% of the correct passes. In the first half, Torino was great, and they had 0-1 lead, but Inter was the much better team in the second half and they scored 3 goals. Torino has lost this match 3-1. Neither Torino’s offense, nor the defense has looked good this season, but the quality isn’t the problem because Torino has some great players and I know they can do much better on both ends. Belotti is Torino’s top goalscorer with 15 goals, while Simone Verdi added 4 assists. Baselli is the only injured player for Torino. At least for now, Torino is outside the relegation zone, but they better start winning some points, otherwise, Torino will get in a lot of troubles as Serie A is coming to an end soon.
After being without a win in their first 5 games after the restart, Genoa has finally beaten someone in their most recent Serie A match. With only 30 points from 32 games, Genoa is in 17th place, which is outside the relegation zone but only by 1 point. Offensively, Genoa isn’t bad this season with 40 scored goals, but their defense is one of the worst in Serie A with 60 conceded goals. Pandev has scored 9 goals for Genoa so far, while Criscito added 7 goals. Ghiglione added 5 assists. Radovanovic and Romero are both injured, while Criscito and Sturaro are both still questionable for this game. In their latest Serie A game against Spal at home, Genoa was a much better team with 55% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, and solid 81% of the correct passes. With 1 goal in each half, Genoa has won this game 2-0, and has won a precious three points in their battle to stay in Serie A. Genoa is not in a good form despite their recent win, but the good news for Genoa is that only 1 team is a threat to their ambitions to stay in Serie A, and that is Lecce who is in 18th place. These two teams are meeting in just a few days, in a derby which will most likely decide who will stay in Serie A.
Genoa hasn’t won any of their last 5 games against Torino, while Torino hasn’t lost any of their last 8 home games against Genoa. Torino is in a slightly better form, and I will side with them at home. With a win here, Torino will take a lot of pressure off their backs, and I think they will get the job done.