Roma vs Genoa – Hosts to claim routine win over familiar foes

Roma vs Genoa Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

Roma look set to end their five-match winless run in all competitions as they welcome Genoa to the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. We are tipping the home team to win this one given their good record against the visitors.

AS Roma FC Form & Team News

The Giallorossi have not been at their best this season as they are down in mid table after claiming just five wins in 15 matches. Eusebio Di Francesco’s men are winless in their last five fixtures having been hit with a major injury crisis.
Roma were held to a 2-2 draw by Cagliari in their previous Serie A fixture despite going into the break with a two-goal lead. They were also beaten 2-1 in the UEFA Champions League by Viktoria Plzen, although they had already qualified for the last 16 of the competition.
Roma’s injury problems mean they will be without Edin Dzeko, Stephan El Shaarawy and Daniele De Rossi. However, the likes of Cengiz Under, Justin Kluivert and Bryan Cristante have stepped up in place of the injured players and should start on Sunday.
Cengiz Under and Justin Kluivert have stepped to fill the void for AS Roma’s injured forwards (Getty Images)

Genoa CFC Form & Team News

Il Grifone have also been poor this season with just four wins in 15 Serie A matches. They do not head to the capital in the best form having failed to win in their last nine fixtures.
New manager Cesare Prandelli led Genoa to a 1-1 draw at home against SPAL in his first match in charge. They were made to come from behind as Krzysztof Piatek’s penalty on 38 minutes earned them a point.
Piatek remains the top scorer for Genoa this season with 11 goals in 15 matches. The striker often carries the bulk of the attacking threat for the team.

Roma vs Genoa Head-to-Head

There have been 26 previous matches involving Roma and Genoa with the capital club leading the head to head by 17 wins to seven. The hosts have also emerged victorious in five of the last six clashes and were unbeaten in this fixture last season.
Roma claimed a 2-1 victory the last time they hosted Genoa with Cengiz Under opening the scoring.
Roma have dominated recent matches with Genoa (Getty Images)

Roma vs Genoa Match Up

Roma will be banking on their superb home record against Genoa on Sunday. They have won five of the last six home fixtures againt Genoa and should be too strong at the Stadio Olimpico.
Roma will look to Under and Kluivert to provide the spark on Sunday. Both men are quick and tricky and should have too much for a Genoa backline that has failed to keep a clean sheet on their travels this season.

Roma vs Genoa Key Statistics

  • Roma have won 7 of their last 8 matches against Genoa (All Competitions).
  • Roma have seen over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 10 home matches (All Competitions).
  • Genoa have lost 8 of their last 10 away matches (Serie A).
  • Genoa have scored at least one goal in 8 of their last 10 away matches (Serie A).

Verdict

Having claimed seven wins in their last eight matches against Genoa, Roma are tipped to secure the victory in Sunday’s clash. They should have too much for a Genoa team that has struggled away from home this season.
Best Bet: Roma Win @ 1.50 – 6 Units
Value Bet: Roma Win & Over 2.5 goals @ 2.03 – 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: Roma Win 2-1 @ 8.60 – 1 Unit

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