This set of midweek Serie A matches include some exciting fixtures and these Genoa vs. Roma predictions involve two teams struggling for form. Jose Mourinho’s Roma have won just once in Serie A action this season – and have managed just one more point than Genoa.
Genoa vs. Roma odds
1 – Roma to win – 23/20
2 – Roma under 2.5 total goals – 2/13
3 – Total goals scored under 2.5 – 13/20
4 – Both teams not to score – 17/20
5 – Roma to win 1-0 – 23/4
Roma head to Genoa for this vital midweek Serie A game, as Jose Mourinho looks to get his team back on track in league action this season.
Heading into this game, Roma have improved across all competitions, on the back of just one point picked up from their opening league matches. A 7-0 victory at home to Empoli on their return to action from the September international break appears to have stirred them back into life. But progress has been slow, with a draw on the road at Torino last weekend.
But they are justifiably favourites in this contest, based on that uptick in form. Genoa’s own slide, with just one point from their last three league matches, leaves them yet to win a home league match so far this season.
As Mourinho has looked to steady the Roma ship, goals have not been free-flowing – aside from the Empoli hammering – with over 1.5 goals scored in just one of their other four league games to date in 2023-24.
That ability to edge out games as wins even if they are not finding the back of the net on a regular basis, will be crucial for Mourinho and his players in the weeks ahead.
Loan star Romelu Lukaku is the man in form for Roma going into this game, with the Belgian international scoring three goals in his last three games across all competitions since his switch from Chelsea.
A narrow win will be enough to keep Mourinho happy and allow Roma to ease up the table with a key three points, ahead of hosting Frosinone in the Italian capital this weekend.
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Genoa vs. Roma head-to-head
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Genoa vs. Roma line-ups
Genoa (4-4-2): Martinez; De Winter, Bani, Dragusin, Vasquez; Sabelli, Strootman, Badelj, Frendrup; Retegui, Gudmundsson
Roma (3-4-3): Patricio; Mancini, Llorente, Ndicka; Celik, Cristante, Paredes, Spinazzola; Zalewski, Belotti, Lukaku
Genoa team news
Genoa will be without defender Aaron Martin as he serves a one-game ban following a red card away at Lecce last weekend. Johan Vasquez is expected to replace him in an altered back line, with Junior Messias still sidelined through injury.
Roma team news
Mourinho will be without midfielder Renato Sanches until next month, with Tammy Abraham and Marash Kumbulla also out of action until the start of 2024. He is expected to shuffle his options ahead of a busy run of games, with Zeki Celik, Nicola Zalewski and Andrea Belotti all possible starters.