Struggling Genoa are most likely in for a tough assignment, when going up against Roma on Sunday at Stadio Luigi Ferraris. With a string of mediocre performances, at best, it would be astounding to see the former take any point here. Genoa rank as number 17 in the table on 9 points after 12 matches. With 12 rounds behind them, Roma have amassed 19 points and sit 6 in the Serie A.
With 2 defeats from their last 6 games, the mood around Genoa camp could probably be a lot better. They need to up their game or prepare for more disappointment, when facing Roma on home ground.
Genoa enter their next Serie A match averaging a decent 1.6 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a moderate total of 16 goals, while also conceding 18 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.8 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 1 times. Roma travel to their next Serie A match, averaging a lowly 1.4 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a disappointing total of 14 goals, while also conceding 14 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.4 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 3 times.
Facts and figures for Genoa vs Roma in Serie A.
- Genoa did not win the last 9 matches in a row;
- Genoa unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
- Genoa did not win the last 7 matches in a row at home;
- Genoa unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row at home.
- Roma has lost in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away;
- Roma scored in the last 14 of 16 matches;
- Roma conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Roma's last 3 matches in the row.
Current form — Genoa v. Roma
The mood around Genoa is pretty low right now, as a win has proven hard to come by in recent weeks. Having collected 3 points from their previous 3 matches, Genoa are on the lookout for a win again. Against Spezia it finished 1-1, before they split the points with Venezia in a 0-0 draw. In their latest match, they once again had to settle for a single point after drawing 2-2 against Empoli.
Genoa in serious trouble
Roma will enter the match hoping to finally end their disappointing run of form in the league. Only a single point prevents Roma from having nothing to show for their previous 3 games. They came up short in a 2-1 defeat against AC Milan before drawing 2-2 with Bodoe/Glimt by a score. They were back on loser street last time out, when Venezia ran out 3-2 winners.
Being both the bookmakers favorite at odds 1.70 and with stronger performances lately than Roma has put on show, Genoa seem the natural pick. Should you find the price a tad on the low side, perhaps consider adding it to an acca.
Genoa v. Roma — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other, Roma came away as winners back in March 2021 in a match in the Serie A. Genoa have been able to win 0% of their last 10 encounters against upcoming Roma in the Serie A. In other words, they have a 0-3-7 recent record, with the latter winning 70% of the matches. The past 10 matches between Genoa and Roma have largely been entertaining matches. With more than two goals coming out 6 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals this coming Sunday.
Current standings in the Serie A
Looking at the Serie A standings right now, the difference between these opponents is 10 points. Genoa cannot squeeze past Roma in the standings anytime soon, but will be eager to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Roma, number 6 on 19 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents this coming Sunday.
Domenico Criscito has been the most prolific scorer for the home team recently. Surely, Genoa are relying on him to once again shine in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, Roma will be looking to Lorenzo Pellegrini in the hope that he will add more goals to his current total of 2 goals in his latest games.