Benevento are the guests at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Saturday for the Serie B showdown with home team Genoa.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Genoa v Benevento game.
Genoa fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 1-2 Serie B triumph vs Venezia.
In that game, Genoa had 49% possession and 15 shots on goal with 6 on target. For Genoa, the goals were scored by Manolo Portanova (37′) and Kelvin Yeboah (87′). On the other side, Venezia got 10 shots on goal with 6 on target. Dennis Johnsen (68′) was the scorer for Venezia.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Genoa have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Genoa have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 9 goals in the process. That trend might not be carried forward here, however.
Heading into this fixture, Genoa have not registered a win against Benevento in their previous 3 league matches.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Cosenza in Serie B action, Benevento and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Benevento had 67% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. For their opponents, Cosenza had 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Joaquin Larrivey (49′) scored for Cosenza.
During their 6 most recent matches, Fabio Caserta’s Benevento have found the net a total of 5 times, yielding them a goals scored per game average of 0.83.
🗞️ Team News: Genoa
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the lone fitness concern for the Genoa boss Alexander Blessin to contend with from a near full-strength group of players. Stefano Sturaro (Surgery) won’t play.
In our view, Il Grifone should kick off with a 4-2-3-1 system for this one with Josep Martinez, Silvan Hefti, Mattia Bani, Radu Dragusin, Marko Pajac, Morten Frendrup, Milan Badelj, Manolo Portanova, Albert Gudmundsson, Caleb Ekuban and Massimo Coda.
ℹ️ Team News: Benevento
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, the Benevento manager Fabio Caserta does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
From our viewpoint, Benevento might make use of a 4-3-3 formation, choosing Alberto Paleari, Gaetano Letizia, Kamil Glik, Federico Barba, Edoardo Masciangelo, Nermin Karić, Gennaro Acampora, Andrés Tello, Diego Farias, Francesco Forte and Riccardo Improta.
We’re of the view that Genoa will most probably stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
In contrast, Benevento won’t find it easy to get a goal of their own but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be seeing enough of the ball to score, too.
Therefore, we are anticipating a pretty comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Genoa at the end of this one.