Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Genoa will be aiming to recover from the Coppa Italia defeat to Roma when they take on Venezia in the Serie B round 20. The Rossoblu are eyeing their third consecutive league win, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. January signing Domenico Criscito is pushing for a start, as well as experienced midfielder Kevin Strootman, while both Badelj and Pajac are sidelined with injuries. There are no suspended players in the home team ahead of the visit of Venezia.
I Lagunari, on the other hand, played out a 2-2 draw with Parma in their last game in 2022, but seeing that Genoa have turned their Stadio Luigi Ferraris into a real fortress, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of grabbing something from Sunday’s clash. Denis Cheryshev has yet to recover from a hamstring problem, while goalkeeper Sergio Romero is no longer part of the 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.