Currently at 7th position, Genoa has put up some great performances this year, and were quite solid overall. With 11 points accumulated in 6 matches played, they surely started the season on a high, and they hope to continue that way.
Currently the “Grifone” are unbeaten in the past 3 matches played against Napoli (0:0), Pescara (1:1) and Bologna (0:1). We must give them a praise, as they have played very well against Napoli. One important stat, we must considerate is that Genoa has not been beaten at home this season. If they managed to stop the likings of Napoli, it seems as Empoli won’t be a big problem.
The upcoming match for Genoa will be against Empoli, who have a terrible 3 game losing streak behind them; Inter (0:2), Lazio (2:0) and Juventus (0:3).
The visitors can be put in the same basket as teams like Crotone and Palermo. A basket, which will go straight to the Serie B, if they do not improve. With only 1 match won this season and 4 points from 7 matches, it seems as there is little to no hope of them improving. Empoli did in fact defeat Genoa (2:0) last season, but we can be almost sure this result won’t happen again. At least not in the near future. Looking at Empoli’s away results, they have not scored a goal so far this season, so there surely are some problem they need to address in the squad. Despite their defence not being the worst in the league, the attacking line surely is, and that will be a huge problem at Stadio Lui Ferraris.
Verdict & Prediction
As mentioned before Genoa has not yet been beaten on the home pitch, putting them against a team that has not yet won on the road will bring a smile on their faces. We can expect Empoli striving to get a draw out of this, but their defence won’t be able to hold off the Genoa’s attack for long.
Prediction: Genoa to win
Odds: 1.88 Pinnacle