Preview - Juventus vs Genoa 23 Jan

Started by Bensergi, Jan 22, 2018, 10:49 PM

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Juventus vs Genoa

Juventus are hunting for a seventh straight win in all competitions when they entertain Genoa in this Monday night matchup.

The reigning champions find themselves just one point behind league leaders Napoli, who won 1-0 at Atalanta over the weekend.

Against Genoa, Max Allegri will have to make do without a host of regulars such as Paulo Dybala, Juan Cuadrado, Claudio Marchisio, Gianluigi Buffon and Benedikt Howedes.

Dybala's absence will be a relief to Genoa as the Argentine has five goals in five matches against them.

Genoa are undefeated in four matches and are finally starting to distance themselves away from the drop zone, although the six-point buffer they possess is hardly a comfortable one.

Juventus have won eight of the last 10 league and cup encounters with Genoa.

Prediction: Juventus 3-1 Genoa


Match Stats:

  • Juventus 1-0 Genoa
  • Shots: 14-3
  • Possession: 55%-45%
  • Corner kicks: 4-3

Douglas Costa scored the only goal as Juventus closed to within a point of Serie A leaders Napoli following a narrow 1-0 victory over Genoa.

In their first appointment after the winter break, Massimiliano Allegri's men took an early lead through Bayern Munich loanee Costa, but toiled in vain to rubber-stamp the three points, although stingy Genoa offered little in the way of rebellion at Allianz Stadium.

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