Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Both Lazio and Genoa have won their last respective games but Genoa has played one less game as one of the games from August was postponed. Lazio have began the 2018/19 campaign with two defeats against Juventus and Napoli but have since recovered and managed to score two wins against the bottom three side Frosinone and the newly promoted Serie B champions, Empoli. Both were close wins. Genoa are in 7th place in the table with two wins out of three games, while Lazio are 8th with the same number of points from four games played. These two sides have met 23 times before; genoa won 10 times and Lazio nine. Last year Lazio finished fifth in the Scudetto and will also be playing in the Europa League this season. Genoa might look for a chance there, if the Romans have to mix their starting eleven players to account for the extra games. A draw is likely.
Highlighted Player (Martin Caceres):
Martin Caceres is a widely travelled and well known Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Juventus. Primarily a central defender, Caceres is known for his tenacity, pace, strength, tackling and aerial ability. He is versatile and can operate as full-back on either sides too. Caceres started his career at Defensor Sporting and became a regular at a very young age.
In 2007, he went to Spanish side Villarreal but never officially appeared for them. He then was snapped up by Barcelona in 2008 for a reported transfer fee of € 16.5 million. But his only season at the Camp Nou was marred with injuries and moved to Juventus in 2012 via a short stop at Sevilla.
Caceres made his full senior team debut in 2007 and was a successful member of the team that won the 2011 Copa America. He also played at the 2014 World Cup and has 68 national caps to his credit.
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.