Genoa – Atalanta SOCCER PICKS
Genoa and Atalanta meet in Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, in a match for the 17 th round of Serie A. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 3 wins and 1 draw in the last 4 matches . In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 12-12-2017, for Serie A, which ended with Atalanta’s victory by (1-2). The goals of the match were scored by A. Bertolacci (4 ‘), for Genoa, and J. Iličić (45’) and A. Masiello (52 ‘), for Atalanta. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Genoa presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 16th position, with 16 points won, after 4 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against SPAL, by (1-1). In the last match, they lost out in front of Roma for (3-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 2 draws and 11 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 5 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium. In the last 8 home league matches Genoa has a record of 3 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 12 points out of 24 possible.
For this competition, he does not win 10 games ago. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (3 out of 8 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, as 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 16 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never got the comeback.
Genoa enters this unmotivated match, after a foreign snub, 3-2, in the visit to the land of Rome. The home team usually acts in a traditional 5-3-2, favoring rapid transitions and attacks through the wings. In this tactical drawing, the two most advanced players will be Piatek and Kouamé. In the midfield it is possible that Hiljemark, Sandro and Bessa act. The coach of the house must have all players available for this day.
After 7 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses, the away team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 22 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Udinese, by (1-3). In the last match, they won in a home match against Lazio, by (1-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses as a visitor. against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. For the championship, Atalanta won 11 points out of 24 possible points, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in the last 8 away matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 6 of the last 8 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 16 matches in this competition, they have only won 1 of the 8 matches in which they have conceded the first goal.
Atalanta enter this round motivated, after a win at home, 1-0, at the reception to Lazio: Zapata, at minute 1, scored the only goal of the match. The visiting club usually acts in a tactical system in 5-3-2, favoring a more defensive style of play, attacking through the side runners. Atalanta is a team that likes to play in their own midfield, with the aim of trying to surprise their opponent through the counterattack. When it invests in the offensive process, it usually does so through the left flank, in order to take advantage of the depth offered by Gosens. For this game the foreign technician will not be able to count on Marco Varnier, for being injured.