Genoa vs Lazio: Match Preview
Looking at the previous ten matches between the two sides – from September of 2015 to September of 2019 – the Biancocelesti have won on six occasions, the Rossoblu have won on two occasions and there have been two draws. In more recent times, Lazio won 4-0 in Rome at the Stadio Olimpico in Matchday 6 of the 2019/20 campaign.
In regards to form in the Serie A this season, Simone Inzaghi’s team sits in second with a record of 17W-5D-2L (56 points), while Davide Nicola’s side sits in 18th with a record of 5W-7D-12L (22 points); the last round of Italian football saw the Biancocelesti defeat Inter 2-1 and the Rossoblu defeat Bologna 3-0.
Expected Starting Lineups
Genoa (3-5-2): Perin; Biraschi, Soumaoro, Masiello; Ankersen, Behrami, Schone, Cassata, Criscito; Pandev, Sanabria.
Yellow-Carded: Ghiglione, Pandev, Schone
Unavailable: Pinamonti, Romero, Pajac, Lerager, Ghiglione, Radovanovic
Lazio (3-5-2): Strakosha; Patric, Acerbi, Radu; Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Jony; Correa, Immobile.
Suspended: Luiz Felipe
Yellow-Carded: Lazzari, Acerbi, Caicedo, Cataldi, Immobile
In their last 10 meetings in Liguria, Lazio has managed to defeat Genoa on just two occasions; by a score of 2-1 in April of 2010 and by a score of 3-2 in September of 2017.
Genoa has scored two goals in each of there last three outings against Lazio at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris; however, they have a record of 1W-1D-1L over this span of matches.
Lazio has scored the highest number of penalties (11) while Genoa has conceded the joint-most penalties (7) in the Serie A.
Lazio will be looking to extend their unbeaten streak in the Serie A to 20 matches, while Genoa will be looking to secure three points to get out of the relegation zone.
Prediction: Genoa 2-3 Lazio