Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Stadio Luigi Ferraris will host Monday’s Serie B game between Genoa and Cosenza, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Genoa are eager to stay in automatic promotion berth, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach against Cosenza. Experienced midfielder Stefano Sturaro is pushing for a start, while all Boci, Aramu, Pajac, and Coda remain in the recovery room.
The visitors, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Reggina, and they managed to get one, with the team keeping their survival hopes alive. The Rossoblu, though, are not considered good travellers, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Genoa’s party at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris. Both Praszelik and Zarate remain on the sidelines with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away team.
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.