After successfully standing unscathed against the might of Paris Saint Germain in the UCL, Napoli look to cut down the gap on leaders Juventus in the Seria A when they take on Genoa in Matchweek 12 on Saturday.
Napoli have been sensational with their attack and will look to continue their form in the coming matches. Napoli are currently third in the points table after two defeats from 11 games, one against leaders Juventus, and the other a shocking upset against Sampdoria in early September. Carlo Ancelotti and his men have recovered well since then and will be eyeing to build further on that recovery.
After walking away with a point from the Juventus Stadium, Genoa succumbed to two back to back defeats against the giants from Milan, AC Milan and Inter Milan, to find themselves in the lower half of the points table. Ivan Juric and his men will love to shrug off the horrors of their 0-5 defeat and quickly move on to get themselves back on the right track against Napoli on Saturday.
When and Where?
It will be a home game for Genoa as the match will be played at The Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris with kick-off scheduled at 1:00 AM IST on Sunday, November 11.
Where to watch NAP vs GEN Live?
Sony Ten 2 & Sony ESPN will be broadcasting the Napoli vs Genoa match live while the live stream will be available on Sony LIV.
Napoli: D W D D W
Genoa: L L D D L
Napoli Won – 14
Genoa Won – 8
Drawn – 9
Ospina; Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Rui; Allan, Hamšík, Ruiz; Callejón; Mertens, Insigne
Radu; Biraschi, Zukanović, Criscito, Pereira; Rômulo, Veloso, Lazović; Bessa, Kouamé, Piątek
The Italian is leading the striking charts for Napoli with 10 goals and 3 assists from 14 games this season so far. He has netted 7 times in the Serie A and has been in remarkable form in front of the goal. With Dries Mertens beside him, Insigne will yet again look to tear apart opponent’s defence to give his side the much needed three points.
After a blistering start to the 2018-19 Serie A campaign, Piatek has almost switched off leaving Genoa lurking for answers in front of the goal. Come Saturday and Genoa fans will pin their hopes on this man again to see them through against one of this season’s strongest sides.
Poor form and injury plague the hosts Genoa as they’ll be the underdogs going into this one. Napoli will hold the edge over their hosts and are expected to cruise to a comfortable victory. Our prediction for the final scoreline reads Napoli 2-0 Genoa.