Juve to grab hold of title race in Genoa
The Serie A title race is proving to be the most exciting it has been in years. Juventus can grab hold of the initiative again when they face Genoa on Tuesday. Can they keep one hand on the Scudetto? Have a read of our preview here:
Juventus facing a test of their title credentials
It is not unfair to say that Italian domestic football has become a stroll in the park for the black and white half of Turin in recent years.
Juventus have won the title for eight years in a row and they will be expected to make it nine despite the close attention of Lazio.
Juve have the easier run-in and have been making light work of all those in their path. They have not had it all their own way, however, losing in Verona and Naples before the lockdown.
They also fell in the Stadio Olimpico against Lazio back in December, which will give the Biancocelesti a lot of heart heading into the final straight.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been superb again this year, returning from lockdown in better physical condition than when he left.
He has netted 22 times for the Zebre this season, 42% of the team’s total. He has been aided by sterling efforts from Paulo Dybala and key creator Miralem Pjanic.
They know they have a great chance of putting some distance between themselves and Lazio, who are playing at Torino on the same night and will be going all out for three-points.
Not a season to remember for Genoa
Before lockdown things had begun to look brighter for the Grifone. They went on a four-match unbeaten run, picking up impressive wins against Cagliari and Bologna.
Even more impressive was their win at the San Siro, beating AC Milan 2-1 but they were brought back to reality with a bump against Parma last Tuesday.
That 4-1 defeat was indicative of how they have played for most of the season. They were poor at the back and never looked like they could match their opponents.
Domenico Criscito is still their most outstanding talent, hitting the net seven times this season, mostly from the penalty spot while Iago Falque is an exciting talent in attack, but it is a campaign that Genoa will want to see the back of.
Genoa v Juventus betting tip
Genoa are a poor side and their defeat to Parma proved they have yet to master the art of defending. Against the likes of Ronaldo, Dybala and co, it could be a long night. That’s why we are backing Juventus to score over 2.5 goals at odds of 2.62 with bet365 in this one.