Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Atalanta will look to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Roma when they welcome Genoa to their Gewiss Stadium on Matchday 29. The Orobici do not want to give up on their Champions League dream, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Rossoblu. Luis Muriel should be recalled to the starting line-up, whilst De Roon is banned for the hosts. Duvan Zapata has yet to recover from a long-term injury.
Genoa, on the other hand, are seven points behind the safe zone. The Rossoblu have drawn each of their last six league fixtures, but seeing that Atalanta are a real force to be reckoned with at home, the relegation-threatened visitors are unlikely to grab something from the match. Both Rovella and Sturaro are banned for the match, while the likes of Cambiaso, Ekuban, Piccoli, Criscito, Czyborra, and Vanheusden should miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Duvan Zapata):
Duvan Zapata was born in Cali, Colombia on 1 April, 1991. The 186-cm-tall attacker started his youth career at America de Cali, playing for the club between 2004 and 2008. In 2008 he made his debut for the first team and three years later he scored his first hat-trick for the Colombian outfit, in a 3-2 win over Deportivo Pereira.
In 2011 he signed a loan deal with Estudiantes and he found the net for the Argentine team on his debut against Belgrano. After scoring 11 goals in 37 appearances for Estudiantes, the Colombian striker joined Napoli in 2013, but he failed to establish himself as a first-choice attacker.
On 22 July, 2015 Zapata joined fellow Serie A team Udinese on loan and it has to be noted that he scored eight goals in 24 league appearances for the Zebrette. Duvan Zapata has 5 caps for Colombia U20 team, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior side.
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.