Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
A place in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals will be at stake when Lazio and Genoa go head to head at Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday evening. The Biancocelesti defeated Cagliari thanks to Pedro’s goal at the weekend and they are seen as favourites to win the Italian Cup game as well. All Casale, Romagnoli, and Zaccagni are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team ahead of the visit of Genoa.
The Rossoblu, on the other hand, continue with their old habit of producing fine showings at home, while struggling on the travels and given Lazio’s fine form, we predict that Alberto Gilardino’s men are going to return home empty-handed. In their last meeting in “The Eternal City” Genoa defeated Lazio 1-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge. The likes of Kevin Strootman, Mattia Bani, Caleb Ekuban, and Albert Gudmundsson should miss out with injuries for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Elseid Hysaj):
Born on 2nd February 1994, Elseid Hysaj is an Albanian defender who has spent his entire professional career in Italian Serie A and he is predicted a bright future in the game. Empoli scouts spotted his talent while he was playing for Shodra youth sides, and after three years in the youth team, the full-back was promoted to the first team set up.
Hysaj performed really well in his first three years as a first team regular, helping the Azzurri gain promotion to the top fight in the process. One season in Serie A proved enough for the right-sided defender to secure a big club move as he joined Napoli in the summer of 2015 and immediately nailed down a regular starting berth.
Capable of doing dirty defensive work as well as making forward runs, Hysaj is a modern full-back, who is destined for big things. The talented footballer is already a key member of the Albania national team and he will represent the country at the Euro 2016 finals.
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.