Genoa vs Sassuolo prediction and betting tips - May 12, 2024
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Genoa vs Sassuolo prediction and betting tips - May 12, 2024

Tournament: Seria A
Location: Luigi Ferraris
Match date: 12.05.2024

In the 36th round of Italy's Serie A on May 12, 2024, a match will be played between Genoa and Sassuolo. The hosts have solidified their position among the mid-table teams, while the visitors are getting closer to relegation from the elite division.

Key statistics and trends:

  • Genoa has only won against Verona and Cagliari this spring.
  • Sassuolo last won all official matches at the end of November.
  • The most common score between the clubs is 2-1 in favor of Genoa (3 games).
  • Genoa has scored 32% of their goals between the 31-45 minute mark - the best result in Serie A.
  • Sassuolo has scored 24% of their goals between the 0-15 minute mark.

Genoa - form analysis: Season goals have been achieved long ago

The "Grifoni" spent the last footballing year in Serie B. However, upon their return, they immediately started showing a decent level of play. Even now, when it's clear that there will be no relegation, the team under Gilardino's guidance has mostly drawn games since mid-March, with the exception of a loss against Lazio. Notably, they played a thrilling 3-3 draw against Milan in the previous round.

Sassuolo - form analysis: Relegation seems inevitable

The "Neroverdi" have been declining year after year since De Zerbi's departure. It was thought that Dionisi, Roberto's successor, was to blame for this decline as he couldn't halt the regression. However, during this season, he was replaced by experienced manager Bardi, and things got even worse. They started the spring relatively well - finally winning a game, then recording 3 draws in a row. However, they suffered heavy defeats against Lecce (0-3) and Fiorentina (1-5). Yet, they unexpectedly succeeded against Inter, which was their second such victory in Serie A this season, especially notable since Inter hadn't lost to any other team.

Genoa: Team news

Malinovskyi and Messias are still recovering from injuries. Also sidelined are Maturro, Bani, and Vaskes.

Sassuolo: Team news

Long-term injured players Castillejo and Berardi will definitely miss the match. De Frérel, Lopane, and Pedersen are also doubtful.

Genoa vs Sassuolo: Possible starting line-ups:

Genoa (possible line-up): Josep Martinez - Vaskes, De Winter, Voliakko - Aaron Martin, Frenrup, Badeel, Torsby, Sabelli - Retegi, Gudmundsson

Sassuolo (possible line-up): Consigli - Viti, Ferrari, Kumbulla, Ruan - Doig, Torstvedt, Obiang, Boloca, Volpato - Pinamonti

Previous matches:

Sassuolo had a run of 5 matches without defeat, although both encounters in the 2021/2022 season ended in high-scoring draws. However, in December, Genoa won 2-1 away.

Free match prediction for Genoa vs Sassuolo on May 12:

Genoa is not in the best form, but they are playing at home against one of the strugglers. Let's bet on the hosts to win in Genoa with a 0-goal handicap (odds - 1.6).