Our prediction for this Serie A match:
After suffering a massive 5-1 loss to Atalanta in Bergamo, Sassuolo will be looking to return to winning ways in the Serie A when they host Genoa at their Mapei Stadium – Citta del Tricolore on Wednesday evening. The Neroverdi have been playing some high-scoring games of late, and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play against Genoa.
The Rossoblu, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement in recent weeks, but despite sharing the spoils with Lazio on Matchday 15, they remained in the relegation zone. Genoa are not regarded as good travellers, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. Romagna remains on the sidelines for the hosts, while experienced Colombia defender Zapata has joined Biraschi, Cassata, Marchetti, Pandev, Pellegrini, and Sturaro in the away team’s recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Francesco Magnanelli):
Francesco Magnanelli is a Sassuolo midfielder, who was born on 12 November, 1984. His main position is defensive midfield, but he plays as a central midfielder as well. Magnanelli began his senior career at Gubbio and he played for the club in lower leagues from 2000 to 2002.
He was part of Chievo during the 2002/2003 season, but he did not see any game action during his spelt with the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi outfit. The Italian footballer joined Fiorentina in 2003 and he moved to Sangiovannesse one year later. After making seven league appearances for the club, Francesco Magnanelli made probably the best decision of his career when he signed a contract with Sassuolo in June 2015.
He has been playing for the Neroverdi on regular basis and he scored one goal in 34 appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign. His contract with Sassuolo expires on 30 June, 2017.
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.