Livorno vs. Genoa Verona Preview: Genoa Move Up As Livorno Sink

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Updated: February 7, 2014
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The current online betting favorite, Genoa visits Armando Picchi to continue their halted quest to enter Serie A’s top 10. But they must be wary of Livorno’s determination as this might cause another upset. 

 

Match Date: 09 February 2014 (local time)
Venue: Armando Picchi

Team Form

Livorno

Satisfaction instead of frustration lingers Domenico Di  Carlo’s camp when they forced a 3-3 draw against Catania.
Already on the brink of relegation for the next season, the Amarantos have managed to score a point that will move them out of the rock bottom pit. Di Carlo was particularly impressed by the character shown by their attackers.

 

With the above-mentioned draw, Livorno is just a point away from their safety. They form has been struggling during their last six (6) matches as they have only managed to clinch a single victory.

 

Genoa

A lackluster first half resulted to Genoa’s downfall during the Sampdoria derby and a possible rise in their current Serie A rank. However, Gian Piero Gasperini encouraged his players to continue the “positive” spirit despite dire circumstances.

 

It could have made a big difference if Genoa snatched the victory in their recent match. Such could have ensured their safety and bring them away from the tight relegation battle. Nevertheless, their upcoming match gives them an opportunity to secure the points that they need.

 

A closer look into their current form shows that a few tweaks could help them enter the league’s top 10. During their last six (6) matches. they have won twice, lost thrice and drew once—not so bad compared to other clubs, which are struggling to clinch a win.

 

Prediction:  Genoa

Di Carlo’s side shows potential, however, they cannot afford to continue with the “slowly but surely approach.” Pitted against Genoa, it is evident that their upcoming opponent has the overt advantage over them. But Genoa cannot be too complacent since resilience and determination may motivate the Amaranto to cause an upset.

 

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