Napoli vs Genoa, live stream
Napoli vs Genoa Preview: Napoli were in pole position to land the Scudetto this season, but a loss to Roma and stalemate with Inter Milan has shifted the tide of the title in the hands of favourites Juventus. Napoli’s only viable solution, for now, is to mind the gap until they take on Juventus on April 22, 2018.
Meanwhile, this Sunday will see Napoli host North-West side Genoa in Stadio San Paolo in Serie A. Napoli are sitting a point behind leaders Juventus having played a match more and will strongly look to return to winning ways so as not to let the gap with the leaders increase.
The Rossoblu, on the other hand, sit in 13th place in the league with just 6 points separating them from the relegation places. They have accumulated the magic mark of 30 points, but it may not be enough to save them from relegation come the end of the season. Genoa has to collect as many points they can muster and save themselves from the hassle to fight for points towards the end of May.
Considering their league position, the Genoese actually possess a relatively strong defence. They have conceded the fifth fewest goals in Serie A and have a better defensive record than top four candidates AC Milan and Lazio.
An inability to score goals has troubled Genoa this campaign. No player has scored more than three times for the Genoese and only struggling Benevento and Sassuolo have scored fewer times in Serie A than Genoa.
Napoli have won 10 of their last 12 games however lost against Roma and drew against Inter prior this match. The Partenopei Gli Azzurri are the third top scoring team in the league and has the second-best defence in the league this season. The home side averages 2.29 goals in Stadio San Paolo this season.
Genoa have won three of their last five matches and are in good spirit after wins against Lazio and Inter Milan. The results suggest the post side club are capable of upsetting the big teams on any given day. Genoa game plan is to sit deep in their defensive formation and put pressure on the opposition with long balls and set pieces.