Mid-table club Genoa will welcome relegation-threatened Hellas Verona in the 34th round fixture of Italian Serie A this Monday, at Stadio Luigi Ferraris. The contest is scheduled to begin at 7:45 pm GMT.
Genoa were defeated in their last league fixture against Roma by a 2-1 score-line. After going down 2-0 for most part of the match, Gianluca Lapadula scored a consolation goal for then-visitors to give some respect to his side. The mid-week’s defeat ended Genoa’s four-game unbeaten run.
Davide Ballardini’d men are currently residing at 12th position in the league table with 38 points from 33 league fixtures. Courtesy of 10 wins in the campaign, the home side have found them safe from the relegation threat. However, 15 defeats in the season have rattled their chances of finishing inside top 10 in the table.
Meanwhile, the visitors are placed second from the bottom in the league table with just 25 points from 33 league fixtures. With just 5 games left to play in the season, Hellas Verona are looking quite sure to get relegated as they are 6 points away from the safe zone. However, the series of good performance in the remaining matches could help them surge from the difficult situation.
The mid-week’s 1-0 loss against Sassuolo was the 22nd defeat for Fabio Pecchia’s men in the league season. Besides, Hellas Verona have managed to win just 7 games and have earned a single point in 4 occasions. Considering their losing momentum, the visitors look uncanny ahead of the away clash.
The home side will walk into this match in the absence of midfielder Adel Taarabt, who is sidelined due to late back injury.
Similarly, Defender duo of Armando Izzo (calf) and Nicolas Spolli (groin) will miss the home outing following the respective injuries.
Meanwhile, the visitors have a long-listed injury concern of their own. Defender Deian Bolder is still recovering from his knee injury as he remains doubtful for the match.
Similarly, another defender Matteo Bianchetti is sidelined for the away game due to the hip injury.
Furthermore, Striker Moise Kean (groin injury) and midfielder Mattia Zaccagni (knee injury) remain out of the action for the visiting side.
However, return of midfielder Marco Fossati from mid-month’s shoulder injury, provides much needed boost for the visitors.
Genoa vs Hellas Verona Prediction
The home side toppled the relegation battlers by 1-0 margin in the reverse fixture. With both the teams coming away with the respective defeats, Monday’s fixture will be a platform for one of them to find a momentum. Analyzing the last 5 league outings, we predict a 2-1 win for the hosts.
Genoa vs Hellas Verona Betting Tips
For the football fans who are thinking about betting on Genoa vs Hellas Verona, the chances of earning is high if you place the bet on Hellas Verona. In bet365, the odd for Hellas Verona winning the game is 15/2, and for Genoa it is 4/9. Meanwhile, if you wish to bet on draw, the odd is 16/5.
Meanwhile, if you are willing to place a bet on a single player to score, you can go for Genoa’s Gianluca Lapadula. The Italian striker is having a decent season for his side and looks good to score in Monday’s game.