Genoa and Atalanta face at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, in a match for the 3rd round of the Serie A. At this stadium, the head‑to‑head history favours the away team, since they have a record of 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 5 matches. However, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 22‑12‑2018, in a match for the Serie A, Genoa won by (3‑1). The goals of the match were scored by Rafael Tolói (45′ Autogolo), D. Lazović (67′ ) and K. Piątek (88′ ), for Genoa, and by D. Zapata (55′ ), for Atalanta.
15 September 2019 – 11:30
Regular Season – Round 3
Analysis of Genoa
Currently in the 5th position of the league, the home team has conquered 4 points so far. In the 1st round, they tied in an away match against Roma by (3‑3). In the following round, the final score was a (2‑1) win in a home match against Fiorentina. They come to this match after a away loss against Virtus Entella by (3‑2). Genoa has won 4, tied 4 and lost 2 of the last 10 home matches. They haven’t been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
Genoa come to this match after a 2-1 home win over Fiorentina, registering their second consecutive game without losing in the Italian championship: the team’s goals were signed by Zapata and Kouamé. Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli regularly plays with three men in defense, five in midfield and two in attack, Pinamonti and Kouamé being the most advanced men in the team. Striker Kouamé is the team’s top scorer, with 2 goals scored. Out of this game is Cassata, due to physical problems.
Analysis of Atalanta
The away team is currently in the 11th position of the league, with 3 points won. In their debut they won in an away match against SPAL, by (2‑3). In the second round, they lost in a home match against Torino, by (2‑3). In the last 10 away matches Atalanta has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 47 of the last 53 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals.
Atalanta arrive for this match after a 2-3 home defeat to Torino, thus registering the first defeat in this Italian championship: the team’s two goals were scored by Zapata. In this match against Génvoa, coach Gian Piero Gasperini should keep the team in 3-5-2, benefiting ball possession and the organized attacks, mainly through the right aisle: Ilicic is very fast and competent in the transport of the ball to the attack. On the other hand, Luis Muriel and Duván Zapata are Atalanta’s top scorers, with 2 goals each. The entire squad is available for this game.