At the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, where the Bianconeri will be trying to snatch a win tomorrow evening, the Rossoblu have picked up 22 of their total 35 points thanks to a decisively positive return of six wins, four draws and three defeats.
They made a difficult start to their campaign at home, with the 2-1 success over Chievo Verona that was their first win there not arriving until their fourth outing in front of their home faithful.
But their most recent home fixture produced a dominant performance that saw Gian Piero Gasperini’s men rise to a 2-0 victory over Catania thanks to Luca Antonelli and youngster Stefano Sturaro with his first goal.
Genoa’s overall form ahead of hosting Juventus for tomorrow’s 20.45 CET kick-off is good. Before the defeat to Chievo in their latest match, the Rossoblu hadn’t lost in four, with a 1-0 success over Livorno and impressive draws against Napoli and Udinese coming before the 2-0 win over Catania.
Most recent fixture: Chievo Verona 2-1 Genoa, 9 March
What could have been a helpful step forward in Genoa’s quest for a place in Europe instead turned out to be a vital three points for the relegation-threatened Gialloblu at the Bentegodi.
Alberto Paloschi opened the scoring from the spot, and a header from a corner by Alberto Gilardino two minutes from the end turned out to prove just a consolation as the Chievo man scored another penalty right at the death.
After a disappointing first half, the visitors upped their game in the second and began to pin the Gialloblu back, but ultimately their efforts proved not enough with Michael Agazzi on top form in the Chievo goal.
Genoa are now 11th in the Serie A table ahead of welcoming Juventus to Liguria tomorrow.