Genoa vs. Verona 8/2/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks
Verona (12-13-12) at Genoa (9-9-19)
Serie A Soccer: Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 2:45 PM (Stadio Luigi Ferraris)
The Line: Genoa -195 / Draw +350 / Verona +475 -- O/U: 3.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Genoa plays host to Verona in Serie A soccer action from Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday afternoon.
Genoa comes into this game in 17th place on 36 points with a record of 9 wins, 9 draws and 19 losses following a 5-0 beatdown loss to Sassuolo in their last outing. In the loss to Sassuolo, Genoa fell behind in the 26th minute and went 2-0 down in the 39th minute. Sassuolo went up 3-0 in the 66th and then buried Genoa with two goals in three minutes in the 74th and 77th to pour some more salt in Genoa’s wound. Genoa had no answer even for a consolation goal late, taking the loss at full time. Goran Pandev leads Genoa in scoring with 9 goals while Domenico Criscito has 8 goals and Paolo Ghiglione has a team-high 5 assists this season. Mattia Perin is Genoa’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.8 goals per 90 minutes with 4 clean sheets in 20 league appearances this season.
Verona on the other hand, sits in 9th place on 49 points with a record of 12 wins, 13 draws and 12 losses following a 3-0 win over Spal in their last match. In the win over Spal, Samuel Di Carmine gave Verona the lead in the 7th minute and doubled Verona’s lead just four minutes later with his second goal of the game. The 2-0 score held into the second half where Davide Faraoni pushed the lead to 3-0 and it was smooth sailing for Verona from that point on as Spal were shut out again, leaving Verona to pick up the win and the points that go with it. Di Carmine leads Verona in scoring with 8 goals while Matteo Pessina has 7 goals and Darko Lazovic has a team-high 7 assists this season. Marco Silvestri is Verona’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.06 goals per 90 minutes with 9 clean sheets in 35 league appearances this season.
Genoa need a win here to ensure survival and I think we can guarantee a decent effort from Genoa in that regard. However, Genoa’s also been kicked around in their last couple of matches, losing their last two games by a combined score of 8-0, and it’s hard to really back them at this point. Verona doesn’t have much to play for but they’re still competing as we saw against Spal in their last match and I think Verona relishes the opportunity to have a say in another team’s fate on the final day of the season, so I’ll take Verona to pick up the win and leave Genoa on pins and needles awaiting the result of the Lecce match against Parma to find out their fate for next year.