On Sunday, May 2, 2021, Lazio host Genoa at the Stadio Olimpico in Matchday 34 of the 2020/21 Serie A.
As it stands in the top flight of Italian football, the Biancocelesti sit in sixth with a record of 19-4D-9L (61 points) and the Rossoblu sit in 13th with a record of 8W-12D-13L (36 points).
Below are the match statistics and facts – provided by Lega Serie A – for the game between Lazio and Genoa.
Background & Insights
After winning eight consecutive Serie A TIM games against Lazio between 2011 and 2015, Genoa have only achieved two wins in the following 11 games against the Biancocelesti (D3 L6).
In the last nine meetings between Lazio and Genoa in Serie A TIM, 35 goals have been scored, an average of 3.9 per match – only once did one of the two teams fail to score in these games: Genoa in the 0-4 defeat in September 2019.
The last draw between Lazio and Genoa at the Olimpico dates back to November 2008 (1-1) – since then the Biancocelesti have won six and the Rossoblù five.
Lazio, currently on a 10-game run of home wins in the league (also 10 in 1937 and 1974), can record 11 straight home wins for the first time in their history in the competition.
Lazio’s Ciro Immobile scored his first five Serie A TIM goals for Genoa in the 2012/13 season – as a former player, he has scored 10 goals against the Rossoblù, one of three teams against which he has reached double figures against in the competition (along with Sampdoria and Cagliari).
Joaquín Correa has been involved in four goals in his last four Serie A TIM appearances (three goals, one assist) – however, only against Inter (eight) has the Lazio striker played more games than against the Rossoblù (six) without scoring in the competition.
A win would see Genoa reach 39 points, equalling their total from the whole of last season (39 points in 38 games).
Genoa have lost their last two away league games and could record three straight away defeats in the competition for the first time since October 2019, a series of four that also included a game with Lazio at the Olimpico.
Genoa’s Mattia Destro has been involved in seven goals against Lazio in Serie A TIM (six goals, one assist), against no current team in the competition has he been involved in more. Three of Destro’s last four goals in the top-flight have been scored away from home.
Domenico Criscito (199) is close to 200 appearances for Genoa in Serie A TIM: he could become the first player to reach this milestone with the Rossoblù (in the era of three points for a win – since 1994/95).