Genoa vs Napoli in Serie A: Head to Head Statistics, LIVE Streaming Link, teams stats up, results, Date, Time, Watch Live
Serie A’s most improved team will welcome Scudetto outsiders Napoli to Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Saturday, as Genoa look to continue their recent renaissance under new coach Davide Ballardini.
Having won three of their last four in the league without conceding a goal, the hosts have risen to 14th in the standings thanks to their new-found solidity, while the visitors hope to improve after an inconsistent January.
Leading Genoa out of the relegation zone after a disastrous start to the season with Rolando Maran in charge, Davide Ballardini has overseen a remarkable turnaround in their fortunes of late. Changing the man in the dugout has seen the Grifone soar six points above the relegation zone, as key players have finally started to fire.
Mattia Destro bagged a brace in Genoa’s 3-0 win at Crotone last week and has been the most productive Serie A striker over the last two months, finding the target eight times since early December.
Bringing an extra central defender – Serbian stopper Nikola Maksimovic – into his lineup against Atalanta in midweek demonstrated underappreciated tactical flexibility in Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso‘s armory.
As that tweak – plus the adoption of a ‘false nine’ upfront – helped the reigning Coppa Italia holders to take a satisfactory goalless draw from their semi-final first leg, Gattuso highlighted his players’ adaptability after the game.
Genoa vs Napoli Head-to-Head
Napoli has an outstanding record against Genoa and has won 17 games out of a total of 36 matches.
Genoa has managed only eight victories against the Neapolitans and will need to be at their best in this game.
The reverse fixture between the two Italian sides last year ended in a stunning 6-0 victory for Napoli. Piotr Zielinski and Hirving Lozano ran riot on the day and will want to have a similar impact on this game.
Genoa form guide in the Serie A: W-W-D-W-L
Napoli form guide in the Serie A: W-L-W-W-L