Roma vs Genoa Match Analysis & Prediction
12/01/2023 11:00 pm
Serie B side Genoa will be looking to record an upset in the Coppa Italia when they make a trip to Stadio Olimpico to face top-flight outfit Roma on Thursday.
While the hosts enter the contest off the back of a draw with AC Milan on Sunday, Genoa claimed a 2-1 victory over Bari in their last league game on Boxing Day.
Roma have lost just one of their last nine matches, which came in a 3-0 defeat to Cadiz in a friendly game on December 16.
I Giallorossi went winless in their last Serie A matches before the break for the World Cup, firstly losing at home to Lazio before recording successive 1-1 draws away at Sassuolo and at home with Torino.
In their warm-up matches, they played out two draws before losing to Cadiz and then claimed two victories over Casa Pia and RKC Waalwijk in 1-0 and 3-0 scorelines respectively in their last friendlies.
In the resumption to league matters, Roma claimed a 1-0 victory over Bologna on January 4, before drawing AC Milan last time out, leaving them in seventh place in the Serie A table on 31 points from their opening 17 matches.
Meanwhile, Genoa head into the contest unbeaten in their last four Serie B matches, claiming three victories while drawing once, with the second tier having not gone to a break during the World Cup.
Genoa are currently sitting in third place in the Serie B standings, three points behind second-placed Reggina while they are six adrift of leaders Frosinone, and they placed well in the race for automatic promotion back to the top flight in the first attempt.
Roma vs. Genoa Head to head
In the previous 36 meetings between these two sides, Roma have claimed 23 victories while Genoa have won seven, and they have drawn in six. Genoa have scored 37 goals and conceded 69 in the process.
Roma Team News
Roma enter the contest without any injury issues and have no suspension concerns, so they are expected to name a strong starting XI for the cup tie.
Following a remarkable display at AC Milan last time out, Tammy Abraham could again lead the line, supported by Nicolo Zaniolo and Paulo Dybala.
Roma's Last 5 Matches
19/12/2022Roma1Casa Pia0Club Friendlies
22/12/2022Roma3RKC Waalwijk0Club Friendlies
08/01/2023AC Milan2Roma2Serie A
Genoa Team News
Genoa will be without the services of Manolo Portanova, who is doubtful with personal reasons, but they do not have any other injury or suspension concerns to deal with.
With the extended period of rest, Mattia Aramu, George Puscas and Albert Gudmundsson could again line up as the front three for the visitors following their 2-1 victory over Bari last time out.
Genoa's Last 5 Matches
Roma vs. Genoa: Odds and Predictions
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