Genoa and Spezia meet at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris in Serie A on Sunday. Two of the division’s bottom four sides face off in the Italian top flight. Read our expert predictions and find the latest odds for the game below in our match preview.
Genoa vs Spezia – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Two of Serie A’s prime relegation candidates clash in Liguria when Genoa host Spezia on Sunday. Find our top three predictions for the fixture below.
Under 2.5 Goals
Genoa and Spezia are among the quartet of teams closest to the foot of the table in Serie A and unsurprisingly, the clubs’ output in the final third has been modest this term. Indeed, both sides are averaging just 1.0 goals per 90 minutes in the Italian top flight this season and under 2.5 goals landed when Genoa and Spezia last faced off in late October. With tension certain to be high and a fear of making costly errors forcing the teams to be cautious, we’re tipping under 2.5 goals to be notched again on Sunday.
Spezia Double Chance
Genoa are the only team in Serie A yet to record a single victory at home this season and we think their hunt for that elusive win will continue past Sunday. Spezia showed how dangerous they can be when playing the role of visitors when they shocked Napoli with a 1-0 win in Naples in their last away test. They have avoided defeat in three of their last five league assignments overall and Spezia are worth backing in the double chance market to squeeze something out of Sunday’s game.
Genoa vs Spezia: Stats, Markets & Odds
Here are the top stats for this weekend’s fixture along with a tool to help you pick the best odds for the contest.
Genoa vs Spezia team news and predicted lineups
Two of Serie A’s relegation-threatened teams go head-to-head on Sunday when Genoa host Spezia.
Genoa predicted lineup
Domenico Criscito, Nikola Maksimovic, Laurens Serpe and Nicolo Rovella are all listed as potential absentees again for Genoa this weekend, while Valon Behrami and Yayah Kallon are both considered doubtful. Sturaro is available again following his one-match ban, however, though one other unnamed player is out having tested positive for COVID-19. Genoa earned a point in a 1-1 draw at Sassuolo on Thursday evening.
Genoa predicted lineup: Sirigu – Vanheusden, Bani, Vasquez – Hefti, Hernani, Badelj, Portanova, Cambiaso – Ekuban, Destro
Spezia predicted lineup
Petko Hristov, Viktor Kovalenko, Leo Sena, Rey Manaj and M'Bala Nzola all missed Spezia's 2-1 defeat at home to Verona on Thursday and all five players remain doubtful ahead of Sunday's game. Spezia have conceded more away goals (27) than any other team in Serie A this season, though they kept Napoli off the scoresheet in their last road fixture in December.
Spezia predicted lineup: Provedel – Amian, Erlic, Nikolaou, Reca – Kiwior, Gyasi, Bastoni, Maggiore, Strelec – Verde
Q&A – Genoa vs Spezia
Who won the last meeting between these clubs?
Genoa and Spezia drew 1-1 when they last met on October 26.
When does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 18:30 CET (GMT +1) on January 9.
Which club is favourite to win on Sunday?
Genoa have been priced as favourites to beat Spezia by the bookmakers.