Genoa vs. Hellas Verona 8/2/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Genoa 9-9-19, Hellas Verona 12-13-12
8/2/20 2:45 pm
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Genoa is hosting Hellas Verona at Luigi Ferraris in round 38 in Italian Serie A.
Genoa is just one point above the relegation zone, and they have 2 chances to stay in Serie A. the first chance is that Genoa wins their Serie A game, and the other one is that Lecce losses their game. Genoa is in 17th place with 36 points, 44 scored goals, and massive 73 conceded goals so far this season. In their last Serie A game against Sassuolo on the road, Genoa has had 46% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 85% of the correct passes. Genoa was terrible in this game, especially on the defensive end, and Genoa has lost this match 5-0. With only 9 goals, Goran Pandev is Genoa’s top goalscorer, while Criscito added 8 goals. Ghiglione has 5 assists this season. Radovanovic is the only injured player for Genoa, while Sturaru is still questionable for this match. Just play it on the safe side, Genoa has to win this match to be safe and to get out of the relegation zone, but it will be a hard game for Genoa as they are not playing in good form as of late, on either end. Lecce hasn’t been better than Genoa this season, and the opponent is the same quality as Verona here. The only thing Genoa can do is to give their all in this last game of the season.
Verona has been struggling since the restart, but they have won their last Serie A game. With 49 points, 47 scored goals, and 48 conceded goals, Verona is in 9th place in the standings, but the Europa League is out of their reach. In their last Serie A game against Spal, Verona was the better team with 54% of ball possession, massive 10 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 85% of the correct passes. Verona has deservedly won this match 3-0 to end their drought. Di Carmine is Verona’s leading goalscorer this season with 8 goals, while Pessina added 7 goals. Darko Lazovic has added 8 assists. Kumbulla, Dawidowicz, Adjapong, Bocchetti, Lovato, and Empereur are all injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this match. Verona is a defensive team, and if they are dominant in possession in a game, you know that the other team is weak, but a lot of big teams have lost points against Verona this season, and I would have loved seeing Verona getting to the Europa League spot this season, but the lack of depth has cost them a lot. Maybe next season, Verona.
Without too much thinking, I will side with Genoa here. This is the last game of the season, and Genoa has to win. Verona has been hit with injuries once again, and despite their recent win, I’m not confident they can get a win here.