Genoa predictions with latest odds and stats
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Though it’s been years since we last saw Genoa in the top half of the table, the past two seasons have been particularly hard for them. Two back-to-back 17th places mean that they avoided relegation by a hairpin. Goal difference was the only thing between them in 2018/19.
At odds of 2.8 for relegation, they are one of the more likely teams to end up in Serie B next year. In fact, the only teams with shorter odds are freshly promoted. If we also consider the fact that this is the 6 season in a row with a change in management, The Griffin’s prospects look exceptionally grim as far as the 2020/21 Serie A season is concerned.
Genoa Key Players
With every passing season, it’s becoming clearer that no coach has a clear vision of what to do with Genoa. The standard formations and tactics change so often it’s becoming hard to keep track of it all – which might play a small part in how they ended up at the bottom of the table anyway.
This time around, coach Rolando Maran took a lot of Juventus’ less-used players on loan. The focus seems to be on defence because he started with left-back Luca Pellegrini and Mattia Perin. The backline is bulked up even further with Chelsea’s Davide Zappacosta. The defensively-minded lineup makes perfect sense seeing how remaining in Serie A is the priority for Genoa at this time.
Juventus winger Marko Pjaca is another addition, though how all of these pieces fit together is anyone’s guess. The high-press from last season is likely out the window, leaving important questions up in the air.
Genoa fan base is mostly concentrated in Liguria, but the seafaring traditions of the Genoese spread the word about the club much further away than just Italy. The Genoese immigrants founded fan clubs in Buenos Aires, Toronto, New York, Barcelona, Tokyo and other places. The most significant and traditional rivalry is the inner-city Derby della Lanterna with Sampdoria. Apart from Sampdoria, Milan are considered as fierce rivals, because these two teams fought for the title in the early 20th century.
Genoa are the first-ever Italian champions – they won the title in the inaugural 1898 championship. They defended the title in 1899 and 1900, but they finished second in 1901. Until 1905, Genoa finished in the top two teams every time, but since 1906, their power started to fade. Genoa won their last, ninth title, in the 1923/24 season. After that season, they finished in the top two several times, and they won their only Coppa Italia title in 1937. Since the 1940s, Genoa spent roughly an equal number of years in Serie B and Serie A. Their 1990/91 season reminded Genoese fans of the long gone glory days.
Led by the best goal-scoring duo in the season, Carlos Aguilera and Tomas Skuhravy, bagging 15 goals each, they finished 4th on the table. In 2009, Genoa finished 5th on the table, with the same amount of points as Fiorentina. Diego Milito made his mark by scoring 24 goals, just one goal less than the best goalscorer at the time, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.