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Genoa vs Juventus: Match Preview

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Juventus is back in action in Seria A after confirming their qualification to next round in the UEFA Champions League. Juventus needed a proper performance from their star striker Cristiano Ronaldo against Atletico Madrid who netted a hat-trick in their midweek fixture.

Genoa on the other side has failed to score in any of the last three games in Seria A and have won just once in last six games.

Form

Genoa DWDDL

Genoa has scored only four goals in their last six games and none in the last three. Against Juventus scoring a goal will be a much harder task in comparison to recent games. What will worry Genoa more is the fact they have only one win since the start of February.

Juventus – LWWWW

Juventus made a stunning comeback on Wednesday against Atletico Madrid to advance 3-2 on aggregate to the Champions League quarterfinals. Juventus has dropped just one point in the last nine Seria A games.

 

Injury/Suspensions

Genoa – Oscar Hiljemark is out for the season for Genoa while Cesare Prandelli will welcome back Ionut Radu after he skipped last game due to flu.

 

Juventus – Max Allegri has ruled out Sami Khedira, Juan Cuadrado and Andrea Barzagli as they still continue their recovery from respective inuries. Douglas Costa will go through a late fitness test before the match.

 

Possible Line-ups

Genoa

Formation: 4-3-3

Radu; Biraschi, Zukanovic, Romero, Criscito; Radovonavic, Lerager, Bessa; Lazovic, Sanabria, Kouame.

 

Juventus

Formation: 4-3-3

Perin; Cancelo, Bonucci, Rugani, Sandro; Can, Pjanic, Betancur; Dybala, Ronaldo, Bernardeschi.

 

Max Allegri has confirmed that Perin will start in goal for Juventus, and Chiellini and Matuidi might be rested for this fixture.

 

Stadium

Luigi Ferraris(Genoa)

 

Match Prediction

Juventus win

It’s hard to see Juventus not winning this game. Genoa recent poor form will likely continue against Juventus. Ronaldo will be hungry to score more goals after his midweek exploits. Dybala will also be looking to make most of his starting lin-up comeback.

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