Genoa are still on the cusp of suffering relegation but safety is not impossible as they prepare for their penultimate game of the season.
The Rossoblu currently sit 19th in the Serie A table on 28 points, one behind Cagliari and two behind Salernitana. They face Napoli this afternoon in Lorenzo Insigne’s final home game, so they’ll have to overcome to odds to pick up three points against the Partenopei. Their future in Serie A is directly tied to Cagliari’s, so tonight’s match in Sardinia against Inter will also prove key.
Genoa can join Venezia in mathematical relegation today if they lose to Napoli and Cagliari either win or lose to Inter. In the first case, 17th place would be four points away, and in the second, it would only be three points away but occupied by Salernitana, who hold the head-to-head advantage.
Things would be different if Genoa lost to Napoli but Cagliari picked up a draw against Inter; in that case, a complicated situation could see all three relegation candidates finish on equal points after the final game of the season, which would see Genoa avoid suffering the drop.
A win for Genoa against Napoli obviously significantly boosts their chances of survival, so they’ll be hoping to pull off the impossible.