GENOA v SAMPDORIA
December 5 2016, Luigi Ferraris Stadium, 19:45 GMT +0
Today we have 1st match in Serie A after new year break, Genoa, who is slowly descending in the league table due to bad performances will host 14th placed Sampdoria who are coming from a win against Palermo (2:0).
Genoa has not shown performances we would like to see from them in the recent matches, as they have not won in the last 4 games in the league, they have also lost in the cup run against Alessandria (1:2) and they surely need to improve soon if they do not want to be relegated.
Sampdoria on the other hand is in a better position that their hosts today, but only by 4 points in the league table. I can also mention, that Sampdoria is second worst away team in the league, 8 away matches and 3 points is not what you want to see when you are going against a team who is playing at home and desperately needs points.
Genoa will be happy to welcome back Nicolas Burdisso after missing the last match. Genoa already brought players from the winter transfer market, Suso (from Milan) and Rigoni (from Palermo) who is expected to start the match, whereas Suso will start on the bench. Tambe, Costa and Perotti will all miss the match today.
The visitors will start the match without Krsticic and their lead scorer Eder (10 goals in 15 matches) which is a huge blow to their offense, also appearance of their CB SIlvestre is doubtful.
All in all Genoa will want to start year 2016 fresh and what better way to do so that a win at home, where we can expect huge fan support. Also the new singing Luca Rigoni is expected to show what he can do in his new team.
Prediction: Genoa -0.25
Odds: 1.98 SBOBET