Genoa had a solid start to the season as they lost just four of their first 14 games, but three defeats in their last four saw them drop down to 12th, one place worse off than they finished last season. Roma, meanwhile, look set to be Juve’s nearest rivals as Luciano Spalletti’s side currently occupy the runners-up spot, but they’re four points off the league leaders, who also have a game in hand.
Genoa were unbeaten in their first eight home games but they lost a 3-4 thriller against Palermo last time out at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris - only their seventh defeat in 28 home games since the start of last term. They’ve fared reasonably when hosting the top teams in that period as they’re W3-D3-L2 against top-six opposition, with 3-1 and 3-0 wins over Juve and Milan respectively in the last two of these games.
While Roma have won their last 12 home games, they’ve won just three of their nine road matches so far and as such we’re going to take them on at 1.91, particularly with the in-form Mohamed Salah now on international duty at the African Cup of Nations. The Egyptian has already managed eight goals and five assists this term and against a Genoa side that conceded only four goals in their first eight home games, Roma will surely miss his creativity. We’re backing Genoa to pick up at least a point here by siding with them on the Double Chance.