Genoa v Livorno Preview

September 20, 2013 | By

2013 Premier League Asia Trophy Free Bets No Deposit RequiredItalian Serie A action Saturday Evening comes from the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferrari featuring Genoa versus Livorno.

View our Betting Preview, Team News, Head to Head Statistics, Tips, Picks, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on BT Sports 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 19:45pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Genoa v Livorno Preview, Serie A, Saturday 21st September 2013

Genoa began their new season with a bit of a reality check going down 2-0 away to Inter Milan and then getting thumped 2-5 at home against Fiorentina and it did look as if coach Fabio Liverani’s side were going to be in for a very difficult season and one of the favourites to be relegated next year until they came out next game and smashed Sampdoria 3-0 away from home.

Livorno had a much better start to their season, despite a 2-0 opening day defeat at home against Roma, coach Davide Nicola’s side bounced back with a vengance in their following two games, hammering newly promoted Sassulo 1-4 away from home and then followed that victory up with a comfortable 2-0 win at home in front of of their home fans against Catania.

Genoa v Livorno Team News

Genoa Team News:

Defender Giovanni Marchese is suspended by the sports court until the middle of October next month and Luca Antonelli is also unlikely to be involved having picked up a Malleolar injury during training a couple of weeks ago. Expect the hosts to lineup with a 3-5-2 formation Gilardino and Calaio leading the attack up front.

Francesco Lodi is the leading top goal scorer at the club at the moment having scored two goals this season.

Livorno Team News:

Luca Siligardi and Ruben Botta are the only two players missing for coach Davide Nicola as both continue to receive treatment for cruciate ligament injuries. Expect the visitors to also lineup with a 3-5-2 formation with Paulinho and Emeghara leading the attack up front.

Paulinho is the clubs current top goalscorer having scored three goals so far this season.

Genoa v Livorno Head to Head Statistics

03/04/10 SEA Genoa – Livorno 1 : 1
22/21/09 SEA Livorno – Genoa
2 : 1
10/02/08 SEA Livorno – Genoa 1 : 1
16/09/07 SEA Genoa – Livorno 1 : 1
07/02/04 SEB Livorno – Genoa
1 : 1

Who Has The Advantage?

Saturday night’s game from the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferrari will become the 9th time these two clubs have met over the years and from those meetings, Genoa have won 1, Livorno have won 3 and there has been 4 draws.

Recent previous meetings between the two clubs in our head to head stats table above, shows Genoa having won 0 times, Livorno having won 1 time and the remaining 4 games having finished all square by the same score-line of 1-1 which is a bit odd indeed.

Average Goals Per Game?

18 goals have been scored during the previous 8 matches which gives us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.25 which indicates that this game should only see one or two goals scored.

Genoa v Livorno Recent Form (Last 5 Games – Left to Right)

Genoa: W L L L W

Livorno: W L L W W

Genoa have managed 2 victories from their last 5 games played having lost the other 3, Livorno have won 3 from their last 5 games played losing the other 2, so the visitors have a slight advantage on the recent form stats heading into this one.

Geno v Livorno Match Betting Odds Market.

Genoa have only managed one win from their opening three games, so I find it extremely odd that the online bookmakers make them the clear odds on favourites to win this game at a current best price of 5/6 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers), despite having home advantage.

The Draw is probably going to see plenty of interest from punters that have read this preview as with four of the last five games having finished all square between the two sides the possibility of another happening is very likely indeed and at a best price of 5/2 with Betfred (£10 Free Bets No Deposit Required) this could turn out to be excellent value.

Livorno head into this game having won their last two games on the bounce and looking quite impressive, so I really can’t understand the online bookmakers offering up a current best price of 4/1 with Bet365 (£200 Free Bets for New Customers) as they are certainly the more likely to win this game in my opinion.

Genoa v Livorno Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Genoa did seem to turn a corner last time out with a convincing 3-0 victory away against Sampdoria, but Livorno have also had two impressive results and for me the visitors look the more likely winners come saturday night.

Both sides will be going with a 3-5-2 formation and this should see at least a couple of goals scored in my opinion, despite the goal statistics suggesting maybe only one or two to be scored.

Four of the last five games have all ended 1-1 between the two clubs and I can certainly see a few people getting on that correct score at generous odds, but I’m going for Livorno to win this game saturday night as with Paulinho in excellent scoring form in this new 3-5-2 formation he could prove the difference between the two sides.

The Verdict

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