Genoa will be hosting Napoli at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Wednesday night fixture. Genoa heads into the game at the backdrop of poor home run that has seen the hosts only earn a single point in the last four home games. Genoa currently occupies the fourteenth spot in the Italian top division league standings after just securing one victory in the nine fixtures played so far.

Napoli's 100% start to this Serie A season came to an end with Inter holding Maurizio Sarri's men to a barren draw during the weekend. Until last weekend, Napoli was the only team in European top leagues that had recorded only victories in its opening eight fixtures of the 2017/18 season.

Inter currently tops the Italian table with 24 points after playing a game more than Napoli. However, Napoli can reclaim their number one position from Inter on Wednesday night with a win in Genoa.

Talking points

  • Only Napoli and Inter are unbeaten in the Italian Serie A with both teams managing to win eight games. The reigning champions, Juventus suffered a stunning 1-2 home loss at the hands of Lazio ten days ago in Turin.
  • Genoa has not won a match against Napoli in ten meetings in all competitions. Besides, Genoa has failed to win nine out of the ten previous matches in Serie A.
  • Napoli has won its last eight away fixtures while keeping five clean sheets in their last seven matches in Serie A.
  • Genoa has a richer history in Serie A than Napoli after winning the title nine times while Napoli has won the trophy only two times. However, the last time Genoa won the league title was more than 90 years ago while Napoli winning the crown last in the season 1989/90.

Team news

Genoa manager will only be missing two players through injuries with the fixture coming too soon for Nicolas Federico Spolli and Isaac Cofie who are nursing injuries.

Other than the two cases, the manager has the rest of his team members to choose from as his side seeks to end the Napoli's unbeaten run.

The manager will choose whom to pick between Gianluca Lapadula and Andrej Galabinov as the two attackers will be challenging for a chance to start. Even though Pietro Pellegrini made an impressive start in Serie A, Ivan Juric is likely to favor an experienced player for the youngster's position.

Here's the home side probable squad; Mattia Perin, Ervin Zukanovic, Luca Rossettini, Armando Izzo, Diego Laxalt, Andrea Bertolacci, Miguel Veloso, Stephane Omeonga, Darko Lazovic, Andrey Galabinov and Adel Taarabt.

The visitors will only be missing Arkadiusz Milik who is sidelined with an injury for the trip to Genoa. However, with Amadou Diawara returning to the squad, the manager will choose whom to start between the Guinean midfielder and Jorginho.

Here's the team that Sarri is likely to field; Pepe Reina, Faouzi Ghoulam, Kalidou Koulibaly, Vlad Chiriches, Elseid Hysaj, Marek Hamsik, Amadou Diawara, Allan, Dries Mertens, Jose Maria Callejon, and Lorenzo Insigne.

Full-time prediction: Genoa 1-3 Napoli