Juventus vs Genoa by Enzo
Juventus cruised to yet another victory last weekend, coming from impressive 4:0 three pointer earned away to Chievo on Sunday afternoon. They opened the game in a strong manner, took the lead already in sixth minute with a goal from Morata and there was almost nothing the hosts could do in order to avoid defeat against much more superior opponent.
Morata scored his second goal five minutes before the halftime break, while Alex Sandro in 61st and Pogba six minutes later only confirmed their victory. This was their 12th consecutive victory in Serie A, as the team continues their title race with Napoli, currently being two points behind them, so there's no doubt that the victory is the only outcome for them. The team looks more than well in previous weeks, being very strongly and especially efficient with the ball to their feet, conceding on really rare occasions. Juve should be playing in their usual 3-5-2 formation with Morata and Dybala as strikers. They continue to miss striker Mario Mandzukic (16/6), left back Kwadwo Asamoah (4/0), central midfielder Mario Lemina (5/1) and defensive midfielder Sami Khedira (12/3) who is sidelined for couple of weeks with injury and should be replaced with Stefano Sturaro.
Genoa, on the other side, comes from a goalless draw at home against Fiorentina on Sunday evening. Having in mind their quality this season and quality of Viola, this is probably actually more than positive result for the home side. Overall, it was generally an equal game from both teams, but it's obvious that Viola was little better, having more of the ball possession at least and they were the ones who looked like getting something more out of the clash.
After this draw against Viola, Genoa now has four consecutive matches without defeat, having victories over Atalanta and Palermo and draws away to Verona and this one last weekend. Overall, they have surely improved their form but the team still remains only two positions above the relegation zone, having now currently five points more than relegating placed Carpi. Away from home they have 1-4-6 record and the team will almost surely need to wait for the better chances on the road to seek points. Genoa is supposed to play in 3-4-3 formation with Suso, Cerci and Pavoletti as their forwards. Their coach Gian Piero Gasperini has a fully fit squad to choose from. However, they sold Diego Perotti to Roma in previous days.
Juventus is in a great form now and there is very little what Genoa can do in order to stop them. Hosts are clear favorites in this one and everything but their easy victory, earned well before the final whistle would be a huge surprise for me.