Napoli 1-0-0, Genoa 1-0-0
9/27/20 9 am
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Napoli is hosting Genoa at Stadio San Paolo in round 2 in the Italian Serie A.
Napoli is on a 3-game winning streak during which they scored 10 goals and conceded 0 goals. In their first Serie A game this season, Napoli was playing against Parma on the road, and they were the better team with 61% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and high 89% of the correct passes. The first half of this game was tough, but in the second half, Napoli was finally able to break through Parma’s defense. Napoli has won this match 0-2. With 3 points, Napoli is now in 5th place in the Serie A standings. Mertens and Insigne have scored one goal each for Napoli so far this season. The injury list is short for Napoli, and Younes is the only one on it, but he might be ready for this game. Napoli will be playing in the Europa League this season because they have won Coppa Italia, but their result in Serie A last season was bad. Napoli ended up in 7th place thanks to their bad stretch before the Coronavirus break back in February and March. This season should be a lot better for Napoli because they are used to coaches ’ ideas, and they were able to keep most of their best players at the club.
Genoa is in great form, and they have 4 straight wins. During this stretch, Genoa has scored 11 goals, while conceding only 3 goals. With 3 points, 4 scored goals, and only 1 conceded a goal, Genoa is at the top of the Serie A table, well, at least for now. In their opening game of the Serie A season, Genoa was hosting the newcomer, Crotone, and Genoa has had 48% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and a solid 86% of the correct passes. With 3 scored goals in the first half and 1 more scored goal in the second half, Genoa has won this match 4-1. Destro, Pandev, Zappacosta, and Pjaca have each scored 1 goal for Genoa, while Ghiglione has 2 assists, and Badelj and Goldaniga added 1 assist each. Parigini and Sturaro are both injured. Genoa has entered this season with a new coach, the Italian expert Rolando Maran, and with a bunch of new, but fantastic players, which clearly shows Genoa’s intent to compete for the Europa League, or at least to stay further away from the relegation zone. Genoa ended last season in 17th place with 39 points, 4 points away from the relegation zone, but they are playing better soccer this season, and I think Genoa could secure their Serie A spot much easier this season.
When playing at home, Napoli has not lost to Genoa in their last 11 games. Both Napoli and Genoa are in great form, but Genoa’s defense is still a little bit shaky. Napoli is the favorite here, but I will stick with goals.