Lazio take on the visitors Genoa in 1/8-final match of Coppa Italia. The match will be played on Tuesday, December 5th at Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
After the departure of Simone Inzaghi, the Laziounexpectedly managed to improve. Moreover, under Maurizio Sarri in the 2022/2023 campaign, they secured the 2nd place in Serie A – a position they hadn't achieved since the 2000 Scudetto. However, a new cycle began with defeats, and not just a few. Despite making progress in the fall, Sky Blues somehow managed to lose to Salernitana after the international break, sliding back down the Serie A standings. Only by narrowly defeating Cagliari did they climb to the 9th position. Italians performed better, albeit inconsistently, in the Champions League. They secured a draw against Atletico with a goal from Poveda, then defeated Celtic in Glasgow and exchanged victories with Feyenoord. A 2-0 win against the Scots at home secured their early qualification for the knockout stage.
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Genoa are holding up quite well so far. The Griffins boast one of the most significant trophy cabinets in the country. However, it has been a long time since they acquired a new title or even made it to European competitions. Moreover, in the season before last, despite (or perhaps thanks to) the arrival of new investors from the United States, they lost their permanent residence in Serie A. The past year in Serie B wasn't entirely successful until coaching responsibilities were handed to Gattardino. Alberto, despite virtually no relevant coaching experience, not only secured promotion back to Serie A but has been delivering decent results. They secured their first victory in the return to Serie A against Lazio in the 2nd round. Following that, they shared points with Napoli and crushed Roma. After that, Genoa added to their tally with wins at home against underdogs Salernitana and Verona. However, they faced defeats away against Cagliari and Frosinone. Even against Empoli, despite a goal from Malinovskyi (Ruslan scored in the second consecutive round), they could only manage a 1-1 draw.
Laziale had five victories and one draw. However, in the last encounter in August, Griffins finally won, securing a 1-0 victory in the capital. Both Eagles and Griffins are not in their best form. Therefore, there won't be many goals here; you can confidently bet on total under 2.5 goals.
Prediction for the match: Under 2.5 scored goals.