Genoa vs Juventus Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

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Genoa vs Juventus
Italian Serie A, Italy
Date: Sunday, 17th March 2019
Kick off at: 11.30 GMT
Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferraris

Coming of an excellent Champions League result, Juventus are looking to continue their positive run in Serie A. The Turin giant will face a tricky test against home team, Genoa this upcoming Sunday.

Genoa vs Juventus Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for this intriguing Serie A battle.  Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to get them that victory.

Genoa

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Radu(g);Biraschi, Romero, Zukanovic, Criscito(def);Radovanovic, Lerager, Bessa(mid);Lazovic, Sanabria, Kouame(att).

Juventus

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Szczesny(g);Cancelo, Bonucci, Chiellini, A. Sandro(def);Betancur, Pjanic, Matuidi(mid);Dybala, Ronaldo, Mandzukic(att).

Recent Form

Before going into this Italian Serie A fixture, both teams have already been involved in several other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.

Genoa

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): DWDDL

ll Grifone are not having a great run of results recently as they only managed to win one game out of their last five. However, they also only lose one match during that stretch of matches as I Rossoblu collected three draws.

However, their last match ended in a disappointing defeat as they were beaten 1-0 by Parma. Cesare Prandelli’s men will be looking to regain their composure and pick up a positive result at home.

Juventus

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : LWWWW

Juve themselves have been in a good form as in their last five games they picked up four wins and one defeat. Their confidence is soaring after their 3-0 home win in the Champions League over Atletico Madrid.

However, Juve might be facing a tough encounter this weekend as Genoa can cause problems. Playing away from home will make things more difficult for Bianconeri, but they are still targeting all three points.

Team News

Genoa

Rossoblu won’t be able to field Oscar Hiljemark this weekend due to injury issue. Meanwhile, there’s also doubts regarding Andrei Radu, Andrea Favilli and Luca, Mazzitelli.

The home team should still count on the trio of Lazovic, Antonio Sanabria and Kouame up front. Genoa will also hope that Ionut Radu in goal will put on a good performance.

Juventus

Juve also have some injury issues this weekend with Sami Khedira, Juan Cuadrado and Andrea Barzagli remain out. Aside from those three, Douglas Costa along with Mattia De Sciglio’s condition are still doubtful for Sunday fixture.

Paulo Dybala could be introduced from the start after only coming from the bench last weekend. Massimiliano Allegri most likely will still start Cristiano Ronaldo as he embraced himself.

Head to Head Records:

The last five meetings between both teams have been dominated by Juventus as they grabbed four wins and only one draw.

Their latest match was on October 20, 2018 which ended at a surprising 1-1 draw at Allianz Stadium.

Match Prediction

Playing against Juve will be a tough experience for Genoa, but they were able to stop Bianconeri last time around. Prandelli is hoping that his players can create frustration for Bianconeri players.

Juve themselves remain hungry for victory as they don’t want to lose any of their good momentum. Bianconeri will be favorite, but I Rossoblu have been doing well against the top teams thi season

Final Score: 1-2

 

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