Roma will be hoping of returning to winning ways following the weekend’s Rome derby draw with Lazio as they take on an in-form Genoa at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday. Eusebio Di Francesco’s side will be favourites despite Genoa being on a four-game unbeaten run.
Where and when: Stadio Olimpico, Rome – 18 April, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Roma vs. Genoa: BT Sport, William Hill
Last time: The two sides played out a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris in their previous league meeting back in December. A Gianluca Lapadula penalty cancelled out Stephan El Shaarawy’s equaliser for Roma, who had Daniele De Rossi sent-off.
Roma vs. Genoa Predictions and Preview
Roma have won just six of their last 16 leagues matches – with their latest results a draw at Bologna followed by a defeat at home to Fiorentina and a draw in the Rome derby.
However, they are through to the semi-finals of the Champions League and still sit fourth in Serie A – enough to guarantee them qualification for Europe’s premier club competition next season.
Genoa sit 12th in the table but are without a defeat in four games while two of their last three outings have produced victories – at home to Cagliari and Crotone.
Davide Ballardini’s side have only conceded more than one goal in a match on one occasion in their last 15 matches (a 2-0 defeat at Bologna in February).
The hosts are favourites to win this game at odds of 7/15, with an away win is available at 8/1 and the draw priced at 7/2.
Under 2.5 goals is available at 42/41 while fewer than 1.5 goals is priced at 3/1.
A ‘double chance’ on Genoa securing either a point or a win is available at 9/5, while such odds for Roma are 2/17.
If you fancy the hosts to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 5/4.
One to watch for Roma: Edin Dzeko is Roma’s top scorer this campaign with 20 goals in all competitions including six in his last ten. He is available at 6/5 to score at any point in this game.
One to watch for Genoa: Gianluca Lapadula scored in the reverse fixture earlier in the campaign and is the club’s top Serie A goal scorer this season. He is priced at 4/1 to score anytime in this game.
Long shot: Only 20 goals have gone in total across Genoa’s last 15 matches and they have consecutive clean sheets, as do Roma. A scoreless draw in this match is priced at 25/2.