Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Genoa and Roma square off against each other at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris in the closing match of the Serie A round 6. The Rossoblu failed to grab something from the Lecce game at the weekend, with the team dropping to 16th place in the standings and they are seen as underdogs in Thursday’s encounter. Defender Aaron Martin serves a one-game ban, while both Junior Messias and Alessandro Vogliacco are out of contention with injuries.
The Romans, on the other hand, were on the verge of beating Torino at Stadio Olimpico di Torino, but the hosts eventually scored a late equalizer to save one point. With the likes of Paulo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku up front, Jose Mourinho’s men are surely capable of beating Genoa and we predict that the capital club will showcase their quality on the field. All Renato Sanches, Tammy Abraham, and Marash Kumbulla remain in the recovery room, while Chris Smalling is out of contention with heart problems.
Highlighted Player (Rui Patricio):
Sporting Lisbon and Portugal national team goalkeeper Rui Patricio is a one-club man. He was reportedly close to signing with Serie A giants Inter Milan during the 2008 of-season, but he remained in his club where he will most likely hang up his boots when the time comes. The 28-year-old shot stopper spent most of his career with the Lions making his debut with the first-team at only 18 years of age.
Rui Patricio went on to appear in more than 350 official games for the Portugal greats and remains the first-choice keeper for his club and country. Having gone through all the youth selections with the national team, Rui Patricio was given his first senior cap in 2010 after Paulo Bento’s appointment.
Rui Patricio represented his national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and three European Championships. The 28-year-old was the mainstay in Portugal’s historic Euro 2016 title in France.
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.