Genoa and Udinese meet in Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, in a match for the 22nd round of Serie A. Udinese won at home by (1-0) the last time they met in this edition of the league, in 10- 09-2017. The history of direct confrontations disputed in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 2 and tied 3. But the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 06-11-2016 , for the Serie A, the two teams tied for (1-1). L. Ocampos (24 ‘) scored the goals of the game, for Genoa, and C. Théréau (11′), for Udinese. Attention to the home factor, since the Genoa usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 15 th position, with 21 points won, after 5 wins, 6 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Sassuolo, by (1-0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Juventus, by (1-0). This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 3 draws and 6 defeats in their stadium. In the last 10 home matches for the championship Genoa won 2, tied 2 and lost 6, for which they won 8 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (5 out of 10 matches). In 21 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 10 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (0’-15 ‘).
Genoa comes to this match with a defeat against Juventus, by 1-0, putting a final point to the three games in a row without losing in official games. To point out that the locals need to win in order not to fall to the bottom of the qualifying table. In this game against Udinese coach Davide Ballardini must keep the team in a 3-5-2, benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks, mainly through the right flank. Laxalt is one of the most dangerous players on the attack front of Genoa, being very fast and competent in transporting the ball towards attack. On the other hand, Galabinov is the best marker of the premises, with 3 goals scored. Everything indicates that injuries will not be a problem for this game.
The away team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 29 points won, after 9 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against SPAL, by (1-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Lazio, by (3-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches for the championship, Udinese have 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses, so they have won 13 points out of 30 possible. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of the last 10 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 21 matches in this competition, they only got 2 comebacks in the 12 matches in which they suffered the first goal. In the last 10 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (16’-30 ‘).
Udinese was making a very interesting championship, but currently is going through a less good time and no longer wins three consecutive games. Normally the coach Massimo Oddo acts with three players in defense, five in the center of the field and two in the attack, being Perica and Maxi Lopez the most advanced players of the team. However, the big highlight is midfielder Barak, with 7 goals and 3 assists. It is important to point out that this training has presented several weaknesses when it comes to tackling the defensive transition. For this game the coach can not count on the injured Adnan and Behrami.
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