Fiorentina will travel to Genoa on Thursday, where the away side will look to add yet another victory in their three-match winning streak.
The match between Fiorentina and Genoa was originally played on September 11 in 2016 but was suspended in the 28th minute with the score at 0-0 due to a torrential rain. The remaining minutes will be played on Thursday.
Fiorentina’s start to this season has been decent as they are currently in the seventh place on the Serie A table with 26 points.
With two successive wins in the league, Paulo Sausa’s men will look to continue their winning momentum when they travel to face Genoa as well.
Genoa, meanwhile, is in the 13th place of the league table with 20 points. They have failed to register a single win in their last two matches. The Red and Blues were defeated by Inter Milan with 2-0 scoreline last weekend.
A victory against Fiorentina will move Genoa into the first half of the table.
When these sides previously met, no teams were able to unlock each other’s defense in almost a half-hour as the match temporarily ended without any goals.
Team News: Genoa
The good news for Genoa fans is that injury problems for their team are insignificant. The only player sidelined is striker Leonardo Pavoletti, who will miss the match due to a knee injury. Argentina international Lucas Ocampos is likely to replace him in the center-forward role.
Manager Ivan Juric probably will field the same staring XI that faced Inter last week.
Genoa: Predicted Line-up (3-4-1-2)
Perin – Izzo, Burdisco, Munoz – Lazovic, Rincon, Veloso, Laxalt – Rigoni – Ocampos, Simeone
Team News: Fiorentina
Manager Paulo Sauso is happy about the fact that all of his key players are fit ahead of the Genoa match. Only Borja Valero is doubtful to participate in the match due to injury.
After being rested in the 2-1 win over Sassuolo last week, Hrvoje Milic and Cristian Tello are likely to start the coming match.
Stiker Nikola Kalinic, who is Fiorentina’s top scorer this season with eight goals, is certain to lead the attack from the front for Sauso’s side.
Fiorentina: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Tatarusanu – Astori, Rodriquez, Salcedo, Milic – Vecino, Badeji – Tello, Illicic, Bernardeschi – Kalinic
Genoa vs. Fiorentina: Head-to-Head
Total games: 23
Genoa wins: 3
Fiorentina wins: 10
Genoa vs. Fiorentina: TV Schedule and Channel
In the U.S., the match will be live on beIN SPORTS USA, beIN SPORTS en Espanyol, beIN SPORTS CONNECT U.S.A., and fuboTV. For other regions, the TV schedule can be found in the link here.
Genoa vs. Fiorentina: Prediction
Fiorentina has won three of their last four league matches, which suggests that the Viola is in top form at the moment. A win here will take them to the sixth spot in the league, and they surely will try to give their best to achieve that.
A few weeks ago, Genoa produced one of the shocking results of the season by beating league leader Juventus 3-1. But, in the last two matches, they managed to earn just a point. The home fans expect to see their team play with the same vigor as in the match against Juventus.
Based on these facts, we predict Fiorentina to win this contest.
Final Predicted Score: Genoa 1-3 Fiorentina
Genoa vs. Fiorentina: Betting Tips and Odds
- Genoa win: 7/4
- A draw: 7/4
- Fiorentina win: 21/10
- Under 2.5 goals: 4/11
- Over 2.5 goals: 15/8
- Both teams score: 5/4
- Both teams fail to score: 4/7
The Genoa vs. Fiorentina odds were provided by Paddypower.
Key Stats to consider
- Genoa has won only five of their 15 Serie A matches.
- Genoa has scored only one goal in last four matches against Fiorentina.
- Fiorentina is unbeaten in their last 13 matches against Genoa in all competitions.
- Fiorentina has won their last three matches in all competitions.
- Fiorentina has scored at least two goals in their last four Serie A matches.
The Genoa vs. Fiorentina stats were provided by Whoscored.
Genoa vs. Fiorentina: Watch Live Streaming Online Free
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