AS Roma -½ (-110) 2½ (-135) -110
Genoa +½ (-110) 2½ (+115) +305
AS Roma/Genoa Draw +265
One of Genoa’s few – if not only, strength is attacking down the wings. It’s also one that might come in handy (or should that say footy?) against a Roma team that has trouble stopping opponents from creating chances, in particular when defending against attacks down the wings. Even if that tactic worked – in spite of Genoa’s difficulty to finish scoring chances – it might not be enough; the Red and Blues are not known to be able to protect a lead. Defensively, Genoa needs to address its inability to avoid fouling in dangerous areas, especially when taken into account Roma’s direct free kick-shooting proficiency. All things considered, Genoa might have enough trouble holding on to the ball, given Roma’s possession football style and tendency to steal the ball from the opposition.
Roma’s most recent Serie A game was a 3-1 win over Chievo Verona on December 22nd. Stephan El Shaarawy, Edin Dzeko, and Diego Perotti scored for the Wolves. Roma (12-2-4) is second in the league with 38 points, 39 goals scored, and 18 goals allowed (+21 goal difference). Dzeko has scored 13 goals, Mohamed Salah has scored eight, and Perotti has scored six. Salah and Perotti have four assists each, while Alessandro Florenzi has three. Daniele De Rossi, Juan Jesus, and Antonio Rudiger have four yellow cards each. Roma has six clean sheets and has failed to score in three games.
Roma trends for fans betting on sports online: is 4-1 straight-up in the last five league games, 1-1 straight-up in the last two away games, 8-2 straight-up in the last 10 games versus Genoa, and 3-2 straight-up in the last five visits to Genoa. The sportsbook betting lines over/under record for Roma is 13-5 (overall), 8-1 (home), 5-4 (away), and 5-5 (against Genoa).
Genoa’s most recent league game was a 1-0 loss to Torino on December 22nd. Genoa (6-5-7) is 12th in the Serie A with 23 points, 21 goals scored, and 22 goals allowed (-1 goal difference). Giovanni Simeone has scored six goals, Leonardo Pavoletti has scored three, and Luca Rigoni has scored two. Miguel Veloso has three assists while Tomas Rincon, and Darko Lazovic have two each. Veloso has seven yellow cards and one red, Lucas Orban has three yellow cards and one red, and Rigoni has five yellow cards. Genoa has five clean sheets and has failed to score in seven games.
Genoa trends for fans betting on sports online: 1-3 straight-up in the last five league games, 1-1 straight-up in the last two home games, 2-8 straight-up in the last 10 games versus Roma, and 2-3 straight-up in the last five games hosting Roma. The sportsbook betting lines over/under record for Genoa is 8-9 (overall), 4-4 (home), 4-5 (away), and 5-5 (against Roma).