Our football match prediction:
Empoli and Genoa, the two teams who sit in the danger zone in the Serie A standings, face each other at Stadio Carlo Castellani on Matchday 27. The Azzurri are on a three-game losing run in the Italian elite division and they are only seven points clear of the relegation zone at the moment. Giovanni Martusciello’s men recorded their last win in the national championship on January 22 and, no doubt, they are desperate to put an end to the negative trend. Genoa suffered a dip in form as well and, taking everything into account, both teams should be happy with one point from Sunday’s football game. The two teams played out a goalless draw at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris in the reverse fixture and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself. You should have in mind that under 2.5 goals were scored in each of their seven meetings in the Serie A.
Highligted Player (Vincent Laurini):
Vincent Laurini started his senior career at the age of 19 as he played for Italy amateur club Fossombrone. The full-back made 54 league appearances for the club between 2008 and 2010 and during that period Carpi scouts spotted him. He signed for Carpi in 2010 and one year later he signed a new five-year deal with Biancorossi. Laurini played 57 games for Carpi and in 2012 he decided to move to Empoli. The Empoli full-back was born in Thionville, France, but he is eligible to play for both France and Italy. Laurini wears No. 2 shirt for the Azzurri and he made 25 league appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign. He scored one goal for Empoli during the season as he helped the team pick up one point from the match against Sampdoria. Despite being right-footed, he is capable of playing as a left-back. Laurini’s contract with Empoli expires on 30 June, 2018.
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 it’s home gamesin the Stadio Luigi Ferraris which holds a capacity of 41 000 seats. Genoa FC shares the stadium with their rival UC Sampdoria. The club colours 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.