Our prediction for this Serie B match:
All eyes will be on Stadio San Nicola when Bari and Genoa face each other in the Serie B derby. Bari did well to hold Reggina to a goalless draw at the weekend, with the team remaining in top three in the standings. I Galletti have been in a fine form of late, and the fact that they outclassed Modena 4-1 in their last home game is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Genoa.
Meanwhile, the Rossoblu recorded a very important 1-0 win over league leaders Frosinone on Matchday 18, with the team keeping their automatic promotion hopes alive. Bari and Genoa, though, seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and we believe that gamblers from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on draw. As for the away team, Marko Pajac misses the game with an ACL injury.
Highlighted Player (Kevin Strootman):
After starting his senior career at Sparta Rotterdam, Kevin Strootman joined fellow Dutch side Utrecht in 2011. The defensive midfielder, who was born on February 13, 1990 in Ridderkerk, Netherlands, then moved to PSV where he established himself as a first-team regular. Strootman was then spotted by AS Roma scouts and in 2013 he decided to take a step forward in his career by joining the Giallorossi.
On March 9, 2014, the Dutch footballer sustained a serious knee injury that made him miss the remainder of the 2013/2014 Serie A season. He missed the 2014 FIFA World Cup as well, but he returned to contention on November 9, 2014. Kevin Strootman played for Roma until August 28 when he signed a five-year contract with Olympique Marseille.
Speaking of his international career, Strootman made his Netherlands debut against Austria in 2011 and he scored his first ever goal for the Dutch national team in Euro 2012 qualifier against Finland. Kevin Strootman’s preferred foot is right.
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.