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Serie A – Match-day 7: Salernitana v Genoa

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Saturday at Stadio Arechi, as Salernitana host Genoa in the Serie A.

It’s a clash of twentieth vs sixteenth, as Salernitana host Genoa at Stadio Arechi.

Salernitana to host Genoa Amid Relegation Battle

Salernitana will be eager to return to some kind of winning form, having lost their last game to Sassuolo, which itself followed a draw to Hellas Verona, this fixture could be the opportunity.

These are challenging times for Fabrizio Castori’s Salernitana, having suffered five losses in six games, and taking them into relegation territory. This is a run of form that has to be stopped quickly. With one point, they currently sit twentieth in the League drawn one game and lost five matches.

When Salernitana host Genoa, they will do so on the back of one dart on their own ground.

Victory for Salernitana would take their points tally to 4 so far this season.

Salernitana may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Genoa’s Serie A season, has so far seen them gain five points, going into this game

Genoa will want to win this next game, if only to move on from their two previously disappointing results, a draw at Hellas Verona and also against Bologna.

Genoa seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with two draws in two matches. Their position is sixteenth in the League, and they have five points having won one game, drawn two fixtures, and lost three games.

Playing away from home, Genoa have won one game, drawn one game, and lost one game.

Winning this fixture will see Genoa on 8 points.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring rate of 10 goals (7 from open play and three penalties). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Mattia Destro (4), Domenico Criscito (3), and Mohamed Fares (2). Genoa’s defensive record in the Serie A has so far been very weak, with 15 goals conceded in their last fixtures. This is an issue that Davide Ballardini urgently needs to address within the dressing room.

Injury and illness have depleted Davide Ballardini’s Genoa and they will likely be missing three key personnel for Saturday’s match.

Salernitana v Genoa – Head-to-Head.

The recent form between these two sides has seen Genoa with a greater number of wins. In the last 16 meetings, they have enjoyed seven victories, to Salernitana’s five wins. Additionally, Genoa have left Salernitana with a win on seven out of 13 matches. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was February 2006 and the score line ended up with a 2-2 draw. The likelihood of both sides scoring again in Stadio Arechi is rated at 58.48%.

Genoa to win – probability = 40.0 percent.

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