Genoa vs. Lecce 7/19/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Genoa 7-9-17, Lecce 7-8-18
7/19/20 1:30 pm
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Genoa is hosting Lecce at Luigi Ferraris in round 34 in Italian Serie A.
Genoa is struggling massively, but they are still outside the relegation zone, which might not be the case after this game as they are playing against the team that is just 1 point behind them in the standings. Genoa is in 17th place with 30 points, only 40 scored goals, and massive 63 conceded goals. Genoa has won only 1 game since the restart, and that was against Spal last week. Genoa also has 4 losses and 2 draws in their last 7 games in Serie A. During these 7 games, Genoa has conceded a goal in 6 games, while also scoring at least one goal in 6 of those 7 games. In their most recent Serie A game against Torino on the road, Genoa has had 57% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and solid 82% of the correct passes. Once again, Genoa’s defense was bad in this match, and they have lost this game 3-0. Genoa has a decent schedule for the rest of the season, and if they will be able to win a few more points, they will stay in Serie A. Pandev is Genoa’s leading goal scorer with 9 goals, while Criscito added 7 goals. Radovanovic and Romero are both injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this game. Genoa might be lucky enough to stay in Serie A just by not losing in this game, but then they wouldn’t depend only on themselves, and that is not a good thing.
Same as Genoa, Lecce is struggling, and they are probably in even worse form than Genoa. Lecce has 5 losses, 1 win, and 1 draw in their last 7 games since the restart, but they conceded more goals, 20 in total, while scoring only 7 goals. Overall, Lecce has the worst defense in Serie A with massive 74 conceded goals in 33 games, which is an average of over 2 conceded goals per game, while their offense hasn’t been that good with only 41 scored goals. Mancosu is Lecce’s top goalscorer with 11 goals, while Lapadula added 7 goals. Falco has added 5 assists. Lapadula, Rossettini, and Meccariello are all injured, while Falco and Calderoni are still questionable. Lecce was facing Fiorentina at home a few days ago, and they were solid in that game with 49% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and decent 87% of the correct passes. Lecce’s defense was a disaster, especially in the first half when they conceded 3 goals, and a penalty that Lecce’s goalkeeper saved. The final score was 1-3, and Lecce has lost some precious points in their battle to stay in Serie A. Lecce is just a point away from the safe zone, but with the defense like this, I don’t see how they can stay in Serie A.
When playing at home, Genoa has not lost to Lecce in their last 7 games, and I think it will stay that way. This is the perfect opportunity for Genoa to secure their Serie A status with a win against their direct competitor at the bottom of the table.