Genoa go in search of a first Serie A win since the end of September when free-scoring Napoli visit Liguria. The hosts are in no immediate danger but must shore up at the back after conceding nine goals from their last three matches. Meanwhile, visitors Napoli are looking irresistible going forward.
Where and when: Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa – 10 November, kick-off 19:30
Where you can see Genoa vs. Napoli: Eleven Sports 2
Last time: Raul Albiol got the only goal of the contest when the sides met in March.
Genoa vs. Napoli Predictions and Preview
The pressure is already beginning to mount for Grifone boss Ivan Juric after just three weeks in charge. The Croatian, who is in his third spell in charge of Genoa, reportedly has the backing of President Enrico Preziosi but has done little so far to justify his reappointment. Juric has the division’s top scorer at his disposal in Krzysztof Piatek, but the hotshot has failed to score in any of his last four appearances.
Nevertheless, the Pole is the obvious threat for the Grifone and is available at 21/10 in the anytime betting. Genoa are 5/1 to claim all three points and 6/2 to earn a draw.
|Fabian Ruiz to score anytime||5/1||Offer|
|Napoli to win 3-0||11/1||Offer|
Travelling party Napoli sit in third, but level with Inter on 25 points. Carlo Ancelotti’s men are expected to battle it out for the duration of the campaign with the Milan giants for second place and it promises to be a fascinating tussle between two very strong squads. The Azzurri come in to the clash after putting 5 past strugglers Empoli. Ancelotti continues to rotate his squad to impressive effect but hat-trick hero Dries Mertens can expect to start this weekend.
The diminutive attacker is now the highest scoring Belgian in Serie A history and alongside Lorenzo Insigne has seven goals to his name domestically. Mertens is 16/5 to strike first and Insigne is 24/5 in the same market. The Azzurri are the overwhelming favourites at 4/7 to pick up another victory while both teams to score is 8/11.
One to watch for Genoa: Gianluca Lapadula has struggled for minutes this term but could be given an opportunity given the Grifone’s struggles through on goal. The former Milan forward is 4/1 to net anytime during the 90.
One to watch for Napoli: Arek Milik is one shy of matching last year’s goal haul of five and is a useful option for Ancelotti. The big Pole is 37/10 to hit the final goal of the showdown.
Long shot: Alongside champions Juventus, Napoli are the league’s highest scorers despite wholesale changes every week. The Partenopei were formidable under Maurizio Sarri but his successor has shared the work load across the squad and has been repaid handsomely. A 4-0 success for Napoli is 22/1.