Genoa vs. Spal 7/12/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks
Spal (5-4-22) at Genoa (6-9-16)
Serie A Soccer: Saturday July 11, 2020 at 11:15 AM (Stadio Luigi Ferraris)
The Line: Genoa -155 / Draw +300 / Spal +425 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Genoa plays host to Spal in Serie A soccer action from the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday morning.
Genoa comes into this game in 18th place on 27 points with a record of 6 wins, 9 draws and 16 losses following a 2-1 loss to Napoli that extended their winless run to five games. In the loss to Napoli, Genoa dodged a bullet in the 7th minute when VAR overturned Napoli’s opening goal after a handball was discovered in the leadup to the goal. Napoli would score in the first minute of first-half stoppage time to take the lead, but Genoa would respond quickly out of the break off of the head of Edoardo Goldaniga. Napoli would restore the lead in the 66th minute and wouldn’t look back as Genoa was left in the dust at full time. Goran Pandev leads Genoa in scoring with 8 goals while Domenico Criscito has 7 goals and Paolo Ghiglione has a team-high 5 assists this season. Mattia Perin is Genoa’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.79 goals per 90 minutes with 3 clean sheets in 14 league appearances this season.
Spal on the other hand, continue to occupy the basement in the Serie A standings after a 3-0 loss to Udinese in their last match. The loss dropped Spal to 19 points with a record of 5 wins, 4 draws and 22 losses this season. In the loss to Udinese, Spal fell behind in the 18th minute and Udinese would double their lead in the 35th and despite Spal’s best efforts, Udinese added a 3rd goal in the 81st minute. Andrea Petagna leads Spal in scoring with 12 goals this season while Bryan Dabo has a team-high 3 assists this season.
Two teams in horrendous form right now, and both have no reason to complain about the position that they’re in, sitting in the relegation zone. With that said, I’m still having a hard time splitting the two apart and each of the last four head-to-head meetings have ended in draws with the same score line of 1-1. What’s the chances it happens for a 5th consecutive meeting? Not sure, but that’s enough of a history for me. Give me the draw as my main bet as well as some side action on the correct score of 1-1 for sizeable plus odds.