Il Grifone have struggled on their travels recently and have picked up three points from their last six Serie A matches on the road. This has been an ongoing problem for them this season and they have fewer points than all Serie A sides from their away matches this season.
Therefore, 101 Great Goals' prediction for this match is Sampdoria Genoa 1-0 Genoa CFC and is available at odds of 8/1.
Alternatively, you can bet on any Sampdoria win at 2.62/1 against Il Grifone at home on Saturday.
Or, back any away win for Genoa at 2.75/1 here at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
You can find odds of 3.2/1 for any draw between Sampdoria and Genoa on Saturday.
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The Blue-circled welcome Genoa CFC to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Saturday for this Serie A match. This is the Genoa Derby or Derby della Lanterna as it is known in Italy due to the famous lighthouse in the city.
Genoa could get out of the bottom three with a win here coupled with Cagliari losing to Verona. A win for Samp could move them as much as eight points away from the drop zone with just nine left to play for.
Sampdoria Genoa come into the match on a run of four league games without a win. They have picked up four points from a maximum of 18 from their last six Serie A matches.
La Samp shared the points in their last league match away to Hellas Verona. Expected goals of 1.4 to 0.9 in favour of Verona indicates Sampdoria were a little fortunate to escape from the game with a point. Their only shots in the box came from a Francesco Caputo penalty which he missed before scoring the rebound. Emil Audero will be disappointed at the other end to be beaten by the only Verona shot on target in the match. Caputo now has 11 league goals this season for Sampdoria and is the 2.75/1 favourite to get on the scoresheet again here. The final score of the match was 1-1.
Their opponent on Saturday, Genoa CFC, come into the match on a run of 15 away league games without a win and have failed to score in each of their last three matches on their travels. They have picked up seven points from a maximum of 18 from their last six Serie A matches.
The Griffin won their last league match at home to Cagliari Calcio. Expected goals of 0.9 to 0.7 in favour of Cagliari indicates Genoa didn't deserve all three points on the balance of chances created. In a match with lots of shots but little quality, it felt like the first team to actually get something on target could snatch the points. Milan Badelj was the player to finally do so for Genoa just minutes from the final whistle. Badelj picked a perfect moment to score his first league goal of this season for Genoa and the midfielder famous to many Football Manager players is 6.5/1 to get on the scoresheet again here. The final score of the match was 1-0.
Sampdoria Genoa vs Genoa CFC: Previous Serie A Meetings
77 in Total:- 30 Sampdoria Genoa wins, 18 Genoa CFC wins, 29 draws.
Sampdoria Genoa team news
Sebastian Giovinco (calf injury), Andrea Conti, and Manolo Gabbiadini (cruciate ligament) will be unavailable for The Blue-circled due to injury on Saturday.
Sampdoria Genoa may look to make a few unforced changes to the side who drew against Hellas Verona in their last league match. The midfield failed to create anything which could leave Tomás Rincón and Abdelhamid Sabiri candidates to be dropped here.
Genoa CFC team news
Injuries will rule out Nikola Maksimovic, Roberto Piccoli, Lennart Czyborra (knee problems), Andrea Cambiaso (knee injury), and Zinho Vanheusden for the trip to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
Genoa CFC are unlikely to make any changes to the side that beat Cagliari Calcio in their last league outing. Although Kelvin Yeboah will be hoping his assist for the late winning goal is enough to promote him to the starting XI after five games on the bench.
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