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Napoli vs Genoa Prediction & Betting tips
Although Genoa was no more than a relegation candidate in recent years, Napoli never had an easy time in the mutual duels. Napoli managed to win four of the last six games by one goal difference, the two games played in 2019 both ended in a draw.
Expectations in Naples are high. After a dramatic end to 2019, new trainer Gennaro Gattuso started the way up and saved the season by winning the Coppa Italia. Napoli also did good business on the transfer market. For example, striker Victor Osimhen was bought from Lille for a record amount, the Nigerian scored six times in the two exhibition matches in which he played. Furthermore, Amir Rrahmani and Andrea Petagna returned from loans to Hellas Verona and SPAL respectively, where both left a good impression. In addition, Napoli had already enlisted Diego Demme from RB Leipzig at the beginning of this year, the German is an undisputed basic player under Gattuso.
The azzurri started the new season with a visit to Parma, none of the three newcomers was allocated a basic place. After a very poor first half in which both teams only managed to score one shot, Gattuso intervened in the sixtieth minute by bringing in Osimhen. Three minutes later, Dries Mertens put the 0-1 on the scoreboard and fifteen minutes later Lorenzo Insigne decided the game from a rebound after the Parma goalkeeper was unable to turn a shot by Hirving Lozano. In the last half hour we saw the dominant football that we can expect from Napoli this season, in this half the partenopei shot eleven times, seven times on goal.
Genoa has escaped relegation two years in a row and hopes to remain far from the relegation zone this season by renewing the selection considerably. Last weekend, three new acquisitions were at the kick-off. This immediately led to success, within ten minutes Genoa already had a 2-0 lead against Crotone. Especially the second goal is worth looking back, the now 37-year-old striker Goran Pandev pointed the ball perfectly over the goalkeeper of the PhD student. Ten minutes before half time, the 3-1 followed, involving two newcomers. Milan Badelj, who had come from Fiorentina, sent Davide Zappacosta borrowed from Chelsea, who hit the target from twenty meters. Twenty minutes before the end, another acquisition was allowed to come in, Marko Pjaca, borrowed from Juventus, was cold in the field when he signed the final chord (4-1).
Despite the many newcomers and the first victory, Genoa does not seem ready on the transfer market. On Tuesday, Juventus defender Luca Pellegrini arrived for a medical examination, he will be on loan for a year with no option to buy. In addition, the Grifone are in conversation with Mario Ballotelli who is transfer-free after a failed adventure in Brescia.
Napoli vs Genoa head to head matches
08.07.20 SA Genoa Napoli 1 : 2
09.11.19 SA Napoli Genoa 0 : 0
07.04.19 SA Napoli Genoa 1 : 1
10.11.18 SA Genoa Napoli 1 : 2
18.03.18 SA Napoli Genoa 1 : 0