Juventus and Genoa will finish this Wednesday, December 20, the eighth round phase of the Italian Cup in its edition 2017/2018. The last qualified for the quarterfinals will be known from 17:45 (Brasília time) in a game that will be played at Allianz Stadium in Turin.
At this stage of the tournament the settings take place in a single game. Thus, if the match ends tied there will be an extension of 30 minutes and if there is a need for a decision on penalty kicks.
The recent performance of Juventus
The 3-0 win outside Bologna on Sunday, December 17, led Juventus to the Italian League’s runners-up and increased to six their undefeated streak (four wins and two losses). Turin’s alvinegro has 41 points (13 wins, two draws and two losses). Only one less than the Napoli, leader.
However, one of the most important aspects of this sequence without failures was defensive performance. After presenting many flaws at the start of the season, the Torino wall seems to be back. The team has not even scored in the last six games. During that period he played three classics. It managed to hold the attacks of Barcelona, Napoli and Internazionale.
The coach Massimiliano Allegri has many problems to extend this good sequence. For the departure of this Wednesday, perhaps it can not count on the goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (ten games in the Italian Championship 2017/2018); defenders Giorgio Chiellini (12 matches, no goal), Benedikt Howedes (one match, no goal) and Stephan Lichtsteiner (13 matches, no goal); and half Juan Cuadrado (13 games, three goals).
Owner of the best home performance in the Serie A Italian with 22 points (seven wins, one draw and one defeat) accumulated from the 27 played, Juve have the opportunity to make their debut in the Italian Cup in the fifth stage.
The current form of Genoa
The Genoese, on the contrary, had to fight in two previous stages to achieve survival. In the first stage, already in the third stage, had a lot of work to overcome Cesena. There was a 1-1 draw at regular time. Genoa’s 1-0 victory came just in overtime.
Then, in the fourth stage, the rival was Crotone. Again the match was played in Genoa. It was not easy, but at least Genoa managed to set the situation in regular time by scoring 1-0.
In the Italian Championship, the situation is not the best. On Sunday, December 17, the team even got a result that can be considered positive. He started a scoreless draw in Florence against Fiorentina.
It was just enough for the team to stay out of the relegation zone. With 14 points (three wins, five draws and nine losses), it occupies the seventeenth place. The score, however, is the same as Spal, who opens the sticking region and only loses to the Genoese when the tiebreaker criteria are used.
History of the matches Juventus vs Genoa
Juventus have won the last two matches against Genoa with four goals in each. The first was in the second round of the 2016/2017 Italian Championship. Without a goal, he won in Turin. The second came in the first round of the current Serie A season. At home, the Genoveses managed to score two goals but were eventually beaten.
Even with a lot of embezzlement, Juve should still be considered wide-spread in the match against Genoa. It has a price of 1.28 in Rivalo. Draw pays 5.50 and successful visitor multiplies the capital by 10.00.