Juventus vs. Genoa Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Juventus will be looking to build some momentum on Sunday evening when the Bianconeri welcome a struggling Genoa side to Turin. Max Allegri’s men have the chance to get back-to-back victories after beating Salernitana on Tuesday, so a win over the Grifoni will be a must, but Andiry Shevchenko will be eager to get a result after failing to do so against his beloved Milan on Wednesday.

Where and when: Allianz Stadium – 5 December, kick-off 19:45

Where you can see Juventus vs. Genoa: BT Sport

Last time: Dejan Kulusevski, Alvaro Morata and Weston McKennie were on target for Juvetnus, as the Bianconeri beat Genoa 3-1 in the last meeting between these teams back in April. The game took place in Turin and it also saw Gianluca Scamacca score the consolation goal for I Rossoblu. 

Juventus v Genoa Predictions and Preview

After two tough defeats, Juventus returned on winning ways in Serie A on Tuesday, when they beat bottom-placed Salernitana 2-0. Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata scored the goals, while the Argentinian also missed a penalty with the last kick of the game. 

The performance can hardly be described as inspiring, but the Bianconeri desperately needed a win after losing 1-0 against Atalanta on Sunday and being humiliated 4-0 against Chelsea in the Champions League. The three points against Salernitana mean that Juve are now seventh with 24 points, seven less than fourth-placed Atalanta.

A home game against another side that is in the relegation zone, seems like the perfect opportunity for the Turin giants to build some confidence and climb up the table. The Bianconeri won each of their last five games against Genoa and have scored at least three goals in each of those, so everything points to another victory for Juventus.

However, Allegri will have to do without Federico Chiesa, Danilo, Weston McKennie, Aaron Ramsey and Mattia De Sciglio, who are all injured. This means that Juan Cuadrado will continue at right-back, while Alex Sandro should also return on the left, after starting on the bench against the Granata.

Dybala and Morata should start up front, after the Spaniard came off the bench to score on Sunday, which means that Moise Kean should settle for a place on the bench.

Genoa, meanwhile, were beaten by Milan on Wednesday in what was a miserable debut on the Rossoblu bench for Andriy Shevchenko against his former club. The Grifoni are now winless in 11 straight games and have just one victory this term. This was in week three, when Genoa turned around a 2-0 deficit to eventually beat Cagliari 3-2 at the Sardegna Arena.

The last Genoa victory against Juventus was in 2019, when Stefano Sturaro and Goran Pandev scored for a 2-0 triumph at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. However, they have never won at the Allianz Stadium, so Shevchenko’s men will have to produce something special if they are to get three points on Sunday.

The visitors’ task becomes even harder, as they’ll have to do without several key players with captain Domenico Criscito, Mohamed Fares, Felipe Caicedo, Yayah Kallon, Nikola Maksimovic and Francesco Cassatta all injured, while experienced defensive midfielder Ivan Radovanovic is suspended. The good news for Genoa is that top scorer Mattia Destro should recover in time for this clash.

Despite Destro’s expected return, Genoa are heavy 11/1 outsiders to get three points on Sunday. The draw would also be a good result for the Grifoni and can be backed up at 9/2, while a victory for the hosts in this Juventus v Genoa preview is available at 2/7

One to watch for Juventus: Paulo Dybala netted his fourth Serie A goal in the 2-0 win over Salernitana. Three of those strikes were the openers in the respective games, so it’s no surprise that at 10/3 the Juventus captain is one of the main favourites to break the deadlock on Sunday.

One to watch for Genoa: Mattia Destro missed the midweek clash against Milan, but is expected to return against the Bianconeri. The Italian striker is Genoa’s top scorer with six goals and is one to watch in this Juventus vs Genoa preview.

Long shot: Each of the last three Serie A games between these teams ended in 3-1 wins for the Bianconeri. A repeat of that score is available at 11/1, while the odds rise to 203/1 if you also bet on Dybala to score all three goals for Juventus.

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