This week’s OddsDigger Juventus vs Genoa preview takes a look at a contest between one of Serie A’s perennial title challengers and one of the sides more used to battling for survival at the opposite end of the table. Naturally, the bookmakers have this fixture down as a comfortable home victory and with the enormous gap in quality between the competing squads, it’s easy to see why.
In the weeks prior to today’s Juventus vs Genoa betting tips, the Old Lady have been in scintillating form winning ten of their most recent eleven fixtures. Even more impressive has been their record of ten clean sheets in eleven during that period. Surprisingly, their amazing sequence hasn’t been enough to put them top of the standings. Currently, they lie one point behind leaders Napoli and Juventus face a huge battle to claim their seventh straight Scudetto this season.
Genoa are currently on a three-game unbeaten run ahead of their trip to Turin and Davide Ballardini’s defence have kept four clean sheets in their last five matches. Their only defeat during that run coincidentally came against Juve in the Copa Italia in a 0-2 reverse on December 20th. Even though Il Grifone have only been beaten three times from ten away games in Serie A in 2017/18, only bottom club Benevento have scored fewer goals in their travels.
It’s impossible to ignore the Old Lady’s masterclass defensive performances of late. The figure of ten clean sheets in eleven matches is a mind-blowing stat and it had massive pulling power in our Juventus vs Genoa bets today. When playing in Turin, Max Allegri’s men have conceded just four times in ten Serie A games.
Il Grifone’s lack of cutting edge on the road adds further backing to our forecast – amazingly they have failed to score in eight of their last eleven away fixtures. Overall, they have found the net just five times in their ten away outings, making them the second-lowest scoring visiting the team in the entire league.
Juve have beaten the Genoese five times in a row in Turin, keeping a clean sheet in 100% of those five meetings. Wherever you look, there is further statistical backing for our prediction and you can back it using the latest Serie A football odds at Betway which are excellently priced.
We identified a recurring pattern in the previous results between the clubs featured in our Juventus vs Genoa predictions. In 100% of their last three encounters, Juve scored in each half. They netted in each forty-five of last month’s 2-0 Copa Italia victory and in their early season league meeting Paul Dybala helped himself to a hattrick in a 4-2 win.
The enigmatic Argentinean scored in both halves that day, while he also scored in the first forty-five of the Old Lady’s resounding 4-0 win over Il Grifone back in April in the 2016/17 campaign. Mario Mandzukic and the now departed Leonardo Bonucci added second-half goals in a contest that established the recent pattern we uncovered.
Juve have scored nine first half and thirteen second-half goals in their matches at home in 2017/18, which is a healthily balanced ratio. We are tipping them to maintain that split against a toothless Genoa team next week. The closing entry in our Italian football tips today can be backed using the lucrative odds at William Hill, who beat the competition for value.