Relegation-threatened Genoa will have their hands full contending with defending champions Juventus on Tuesday evening, and will aim to stop them picking up their sixth successive Serie A win in Genova.
Serie A 2019/2020
Date: Tuesday June 30
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris
Genoa lie just a point above the drop zones in Serie A coming into this affair, and will not particularly relish facing 35-time Scudetto winners Juve. With just one win from their last four league games (D1, L2), the hosts will be wary of their placing and facing a battle of retaining their topflight status.
Brescia were the latest team to nick points off them, Iago Falqué and Andrea Pinamonti both scoring from the spot as they settled for a 2-2 draw last time out, the result coming after they were beaten 4-1 by Parma on resumption of league football a week ago.
Juve come into this one after thrashing Lecce 4-0 last time out, all of Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain and Matthijs De Ligt all scoring for the Old Lady in the sumptuous victory.
Maurizio Sarri’s side could see their lead at the top of the table cut to one by the time they play here, but this outing presents them another chance to establish yet another stronghold of their crown, with Lazio looking threatening in recent weeks.
However, Juve have found this ground to be quite tricky in recent years, losing 2-0 in this fixture last season, while there was also a 3-1 defeat for them on this ground in the 2016/2017 campaign. Will I Rossoblù turn up to old habits yet, or will their more illustrious opposition wallop them?
Ivan Radovanovic misses out for Genoa due to a knee injury, while Domenico Criscito will also be unavailable for selection due to a tendon issue.
Mattia De Sciglio, Alex Sandro, Sami
Khedira, Giorgio Chiellini and Merih Demiral are all still on the sidelines through injury for Juve.
Head to Head
In 36 competitive meetings between these two sides, Juve have the upper hand with 21 wins to Genoa’s seven victories. Eight matchups have been drawn.
Genoa last five competitive games: WLWLD
Juventus last five competitive games: WWWWW
Genoa are undoubtedly, quite capable of springing surprises against decent teams as they have shown with the big wins versus Cagliari, Bologna and Milan recently. They can be entertaining and one wouldn’t want to bet against them particularly when they are playing at their homeground. But they are up against Juve and on paper, stand little chance. However, we think they should cause some problems even if they eventually go on to lose here. Both Teams To Score/Juve win is priced 21/10, and is the punt to go with here.