Our prediction for this Serie A match:
As expected, Genoa suffered a 1-0 loss to Juventus in Turin on Wednesday evening. The “Old Lady” proved to be a big catch for the Rossoblu, but it has to be noted that Sebastian De Maio’s own goal helped the title holders pick up all three points from the game. Genoa have been in fine form in 2016 and no doubt they are capable of grabbing something from Saturday’s game against Lazio. The Biancocelesti head into the match following a 2-0 loss to league leaders Napoli and seeing that coach Stefano Pioli has a number of injury worries ahead of the trip to Genoa, home win should be considered this time out. Gian Piero Gasperini’s men outclassed Palermo 4-0 in their penultimate home fixture in Serie A, while sharing spoils with Fiorentina on 31 January. You should bear in mind, though, that the capital club defeated the Rossoblu in the reverse fixture (2-0).
Highlighted Player (Antonio Candreva):
Antonio Candrea is an Italian football player born on 28th of February 1987 in Rome. Candreva played in the youth academy of Udinese where he made his debut in season 2007/2008. After playing for Livorno, Juventus, Parma, Cesena he transferred to Lazio Roma, which didn’t pay any transfer fee. Cendreva plays for the Italian national team as well where he made his debut in November 2009. Candreva didn’t play for the Italian team during the EURO 2012 but did during the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Candreva is a 181cm right-footed midfielder that is known for being multifunctional in the pitch. Bacause Candreva played for lots of clubs he is known for being very mature and having a great vision in the game. Candreva scored the most amount of goals in his career in the season 2013/2014. The only prize Candreva won was the Coppa Italia in 2012/2013 with Lazio Roma. Candreva’s nickname is Il Timido.
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.