Genoa will welcome Juventus to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris this Friday in the 36th round of the 2021/22 Serie A season.
Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (Genoa)
Genoa have scored only 25 goals in the league this season, the lowest in Serie A.
They have failed to score in 12 of their last 20 matches
The hosts have conceded two or more goals in 17 of their last 35 matches this season.
Juventus have not lost any of their last 10 away matches.
The visitors have scored 2 or more goals in seven of their last 10 away matches.
They have won seven of their last 10 away league matches.
Head to head
Juventus are unbeaten in their last six games against Genoa, winning five of those games.
Latest performances in all competitions
Genoa’s fight for Serie A survival continues for another day as they welcome Juventus looking to pick up maximum points that will boost their survival chances.
The hosts come into this tie on the back of a 1-0 loss to Sampdoria; a match that saw them miss a stoppage-time penalty. And so ahead of this weekend, they are sitting three points from safety.
Despite the size of the task ahead, Genoa may still believe they can survive the drop after finishing in 17th place in Serie A four times across the last decade. With three games still to play, they still have a slim chance of survival given that they are three points behind 17th-placed Cagliari.
But they will require luck on their side and great improvement if that’s to happen, as their mere four goals scored across the last ten rounds (W2, D4, L4) is a league-low by some distance.
With only 14 points won at home, there seems little in the way of home advantage for Alexandre Blessin’s men. And if they don’t start well, it will be a huge problem as they’re yet to win a SA home match after conceding first (D2, L7).
Possible Genoa starting line-up
Salvatore Sirigu; Marin Frendrup, leo Ostigard, Mattia Bani, Johan Vásquez; Milan Badelj, Stefano Sturaro, Caleb Ekuban, Nadiem Amiri, Manolo Portanova; Mattia Destro.
Doubtful: Roberto Piccoli, Andrea Cambiaso, Zinho Vanheusden
After waiting anxiously to secure a place in the UCL last season, Juventus breathed a sigh of relief last weekend when they secured a top-four finish with three games to play after their 2-1 win over Venezia and AS Roma’s goalless draw with Bologna.
And so, they will come into this fixture with less pressure and with the chance of extending their winning run to four games in all competitions. They are currently unbeaten in their last five games and have scored two goals in each of their last three games.
They have also won their last four away league games, which means Juventus have already bettered their away points tally from the previous two campaigns (35). However, they could not keep a clean sheet in any of those wins.
But with their 11th consecutive season in the UCL group stage already secured, the issue of clean sheets matters little. What head coach Max Allegri will be interested in doing will be to give some youngsters a chance to shine as he gave 18-year-old academy product Fabio Miretti a chance on Sunday in midfield.
Possible Juventus starting line-up
Wojciech Szczesny; Danilo, Matthijs de Ligt, Leonardo Bonucci, Luca Pellegrini; Federico Bernardeschi, Denis Zakaria, Adrien Rabiot; Dusan Vlahovic, Paulo Dybala, Alvaro Morata.
Injured: Mattia De Sciglio, Juan Cuadrado, Manuel Locatelli, Weston McKennie, Kaio Jorge, Federico Chiesa
Genoa 1-1 Juventus