Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
By rolling over Lecce 4-0 Genoa booked their place in the Coppa Italia round 4, where they face Virtus Entella at their Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris. The Rossoblu head into Thursday’s football match following a 2-1 loss to Torino and, no doubt, they are eager to get back on course. Over the years Genoa have turned their stadium into a real fortress and seeing that Virtus Entella suffered a dip in form, home win should be considered. The Serie C side are on a three-match winless run in the league and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling the Rossoblu’s party at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris. When the two teams met in a friendly three years ago Virtus Entella defeated Genoa 2-1, meaning that the hosts are hungry to get their revenge on the Serie C team.
Highlighted Player (Lisandro Lopez):
Lisandro Lopez is an Argentine defender who joined Portugal giants Benfica in 2013 on a five-year deal from the Argentine side Arsenal de Sarandi. Once considered a huge prospect, Lisandro Lopez was linked with a move to Arsenal, AC Milan and Malaga before his move to Portugal.
The 26-year-old defender however failed to live up to the expectations so far with the Aguias having made only 23 Primeira Liga appearances in three years with the Portugal giants. Lisandro Lopez was initially loaned out to Spanish La Liga side Getafe where he played 27 games during the 2013-14 season.
Brought back on a promise of first-team football, Lopez did not quite manage to establish himself as a first-team regular as he was sparingly used during the previous two seasons in Portugal. The Argentine defender did play some part in Benfica’s European challenges having managed 4 Champions League appearances so far.
Highlighted Team (Genoa):
Genoa Football Club is an Italian football club founded in 1893 and is the oldest Italian football club in the nation. The club plays its home games in the Stadio Luigi Ferraris which holds a capacity of 41 000 seats. Genoa FC shares the stadium with their rival UC Sampdoria. The club colors of Genoa are Red and Blue. Genoa FC is also known as Grifoni.
Genoa FC has a very rich football history. The club won the Serie A in 1898, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1915, 1923 and 1924.Since 1924 the club didn’t won any major prizes. Like almost every football club in Italy the Genoa FC history has it’s black pages as well. Important players in the history of Genoa FC are: Gilardino, Toni and Hernan Crespo.