Verona vs Genoa Betting Tip Verona – 12 January 2019

Verona to take three points at home

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ItalyVerona vs GenoaItaly
12th January 1700hrs
Football – Italy – Serie A
Pick Verona
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: 129/100 odds taken 1400 GMT, Saturday 11 January

Genoa are in desperate need of points as they travel to Verona on Sunday. The visitorsare second bottom of Serie A but come into this game on the back of their first win in nine league games.

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Verona Preview – Will Verona make it consecutive wins for the first time since November following victory over SPAL?

Having won promotion from Serie B last season, Verona find themselves in a very strong position to ensure they remain in the top-flight for another campaign. Currently in 11th spot, they are eight points clear of the relegation zone. With this match marking the halfway point in the season there is obviously a long way to go yet before they can say with confidence they’re safe. However, a win on Sunday and they creep ever closer to their target. Verona also have a game in hand, albeit that is against high-flying Lazio.

It was a strong start to this year for Verona as they beat bottom of the table SPAL last Sunday. It was a first win in four games and one that just eases the tension slightly.

Our betting prediction:
Goran Pandev to score anytime

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(odds taken 1400 GMT, Saturday 11 January)

It’s been a mixed bag for Verona in terms of their home form so far. Nine games played and they have three wins, three draws and three defeats. All three of their wins have come against teams below them in the table which is a good pointer ahead of Genoa’s visit considering they reside in the bottom three.

Where Ivan Juric will be looking for some improvement on previous homes games is in defence. His team have allowed three goals in each of their last two at home.

Genoa Preview – Can Genoa follow up a rare victory with another three points and potentially move out the bottom three?

It was a struggle last season and it looks like being even more challenging this time around for Genoa and their bid to stay in Serie A. It was essentially one goal that kept them up last season having amassed 38 points and if they are to escape again, then they will have to really get moving in this second half of the campaign. With 18 games played Genoa only have 14 points, so they are very much up against it and have to start picking up points soon.

To their credit, Genoa picked up a hugely important three points on Monday, defeating Sassuolo 2-1. That was their first win in the league since October.

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One positive that Genoa can look to build on for the remainder of the season is the emergence of Christian Kouame. The Ivorian has five goals in 11 matches and his partnership with the veteran Goran Pandev is going to be vital if they are to avoid the drop. The duo are responsible for nine of their team’s 19 goals and have to remain fit. Pandev scored the winning goal against Sassuolo, striking with less than five minutes to go.

Verona vs Genoa Betting Advice

Verona will be delighted with how this season has gone so far but only too well aware that they have to keep up the same level of performance and pick up points regularly if they are to stay clear of the relegation zone. Their opponents in this one are very much involved in that scrap but they could move out the bottom three if they can win here.

Key Facts – Verona vs Genoa Betting Tip

  • Verona have enjoyed a good season and are eight points clear of the bottom three
  • Genoa ended a run of eight games without a win when defeating Sassuolo
  • The visitors are unbeaten in the last six games against Verona, winning four of them

It’s been a struggle for Genoa away from home as they are still searching for their first win on the road this season. They have taken just four points from a possible 27. Verona have shown they are good against struggling sides and are good enough to get their first win over this opponent since 2014. The betting prediction for this game is a home win.

The best betting odds for Verona  vs Genoa

Verona to win: 6/5 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Genoa to win: 12/5 at Bet365