Genoa face Hellas Verona on Sunday night in Serie A action (kick-off 20:45) at the Marassi, aware that a victory will be enough to keep them in Serie A.
Genoa (4-4-2): Perin; Goldaniga, Romero, Zapata, Ankersen; Lerager, Schone, Jagiello, Criscito; Pinamonti, Pandev.
Unavailable: Radovanovic, Sanabria, Sturaro, Cassata.
Hellas Verona (3-4-2-1): Silvestri; Faraoni, Gunter, Rrahmani; Lazovic, Amrabat, Pessina, Dimarco; Borini, Zaccagni; Pazzini.
Unavailable: Dawidowicz, Epereur, Lovato, Bochetti, Adjapong, Danzi, Kumbulla.
– Genoa lead with 10 wins against eight in 25 Serie A matches against Verona (D7).
– After remaining unbeaten in six consecutive Serie A matches against Verona (W4 D2), Genoa have lost the most recent against the Gialloblù.
– Genoa have won each of their last five league games against Verona at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, the Grifone have a longer wins streak at home only against Venezia in Serie A (seven).
– Verona have won only one of their 10 Serie A matches played in August (D5 L4): 2-1 in 2013 under Andrea Mandorlini against AC Milan.
– After they had won three of their first eight away Serie A matches this season (D1 L4), Verona have never won in the most recent 10 games on the road (D7 L3).
– Genoa would stay up in the Serie A if they beat Verona, but also if they draw or lose and Lecce fail to beat Parma.
– Genoa have conceded 73 goals in this Serie A season – a worst-ever tally for the Grifoni in the top flight.
– Verona’s head coach Ivan Juric has managed Genoa for 51 games in Serie A (W9 D14 L28), collecting only 0.8 points per game. He has picked up 1.32 points per game this season with Verona.
– Verona midfielder Miguel Veloso scored three goals in his 115 league games for Genoa between 2016 and 2019.
– Fabio Borini’s first Serie A goal was against Genoa in October 2011 when he was at Roma and aged just 20 years, 211 days old.