Sassuolo vs Genoa Prediction: Away side to extend horror run on road

 | December 21 | 

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Two sides struggling at the lower end of the Serie A table meet at Mapei Stadium on Friday evening (KO, 17:30), as Sassuolo host Genoa.

Both clubs are locked together on 16 points in as many games, with Genoa ahead in 14th due to a marginally superior goal difference. The visitors have been waiting longer for a win, though, with the Red and Blues without a victory since November 10.

Sassuolo's most recent success came in a 4-3 thriller at Empoli on November 26, but they failed to capitalise on that result as they lost two and drew one of their next three.

Sassuolo vs Genoa Betting Tips:

  • Sassuolo or draw and under 2.5 goals @ 11/8
  • Domenico Berardi to score anytime @ 8/5

Team News

Uruguayan forward Agustin Alvarez has missed the entire 2023-24 campaign so far and he will not be seen in action for Sassuolo until next year, while there are doubts over the availability of Mattia Viti and Pedro Obiang on Friday.

Ruan Tressoldi will return from suspension, though, after missing Sunday's 2-2 draw with Udinese.

Genoa are sweating on the fitness of striker Mateo Retegui, who missed last Friday's 1-1 draw with Juventus. Junior Messias and Albert Gudmunsson operated as the front two in his absence, and could be asked to do so again against Sassuolo if the Italy international doesn't pull through.

Kevin Strootman remains injured for the visitors.

Match Odds

Sassuolo are favourites to win and heap further away day misery on Genoa, at 23/20, while a rare victory on the road for the visitors is priced at 23/10. The draw can be backed at 12/5.

Both teams to score on Friday is 4/6 and it's 5/6 for there to be over 2.5 goals.

Sassuolo or draw and under 2.5 goals @ 11/8

Only four clubs have accrued fewer points at home than Sassuolo (eight) this season but they have drawn two of their last three in Reggio Emilia.

The home side should also be encouraged by the poor away record of Genoa, whose four points on the road is fewer than every club bar Frosinone, Cagliari and Salernitana (all two).

Genoa have lost their last four Serie A away matches, failing to score in two of them, and half saw under 2.5 goals. In fact, five of their eight road games have featured two goals or fewer.

With doubts over Retegui, who has scored three times for Genoa in the league, Sassuolo or draw and under 2.5 goals looks the smart play on Friday.

Sassuolo or draw and under 2.5 goals vs Genoa at 11-8

Domenico Berardi to score anytime @ 8/5

Sassuolo's record goalscorer was the hero from the spot on Sunday, as his two penalty-kicks rescued a point against Udinese.

Those goals put him second on nine goals in the Serie A top scorer race, with only Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez (15) on more.

Berardi looks a good price to score anytime on Friday against a side who haven't kept a clean sheet on the road this season.

Domenico Berardi to score anytime in Sassuolo vs Genoa at 8-5

Check out the rest of our Football Betting Tips here.

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