The first game of the 2022/23 season of the Coppa Italia brings us a match between Genoa and Benevento. Genoa recently got relegated to the second tier of Italian football, and will be looking for something in the new Coppa Italia season to forgo their feelings of sorrow after a disappointing 2021/22 Serie A season.
Benevento also had an underwhelming season, finishing 8th in Serie B. Despite not having an effect on their league status, they will be hoping to best their fellow promotion rivals this season, regardless of the competition.
GEN vs BNV: Match Details
|Match||Genoa vs Benevento|
|Date||8th August 2022|
|Venue||Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa|
GEN vs BNV: Broadcast Details
Coppa Italia matches are unfortunately not broadcasted in India, so Indian football fans will not be able to watch this match.
GEN vs BNV: Team News
Stefano Sturaro is recovering from surgery and will be unable to be selected this week. Genoa are unlikely to make significant changes to their lineup for this match.
Benevento currently has a fully fit squad with no discernible injury concerns. To defeat Genoa this week, the Serie B outfit will need to field its best team.
GEN vs BNV: Head-to-Head Stats
Benevento are currently ahead on the head-to-head stats, winning two of the last four matches against Genoa. Their previous meeting was a 2-2 draw.
GEN vs BNV: Dream 11 Top Picks and Player Stats
The Croatian winger scored just 2 goals in 53 league appearances for his previous club Brescia, and will be looking to build some momemtum going into the commencement of the Serie B season. He is also captained by over 20% of the fantasy players
The Italian forward scored 4 goals in assisted 2 goals last season, and will be looking to increase that number against I Rossoblù in the Coppa Italia.
The Serbian centre-back has been a mainstay in defence since leaving Napoli and joining Genoa in the summer of 2021. He is also vice-captained by almost 35% of the fantasy players for this game.
GEN vs BNV: Dream 11 Fantasy Team
Goalkeeper – Semper
Defenders – Glik, Maksimovic, Barba, Pajac
Midfielders – Azevedo, Gudmundsson, Acampora
Forwards – Insigne, Farias, Yalcin
GEN vs BVN: Captain & Vice-Captain Choice For Today’s Match
Captain – Marko Pajac
Vice-Captain – Nikola Maksimovic
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GEN vs BNV: Predicted Line-Ups
Genoa XI: Adrian Šemper; Silvan Hefti, Nikola Maksimovic, Mattia Bani, Marko Pajac; Albert Gudmundsson, Morten Frendrup, Hernani Azevedo Júnior, Manolo Portanova; Caleb Ekuban, Güven Yalçın
Benevento XI: Alberto Paleari; Kamil Glik, Federico Barba, Daam Foulon, Gaetano Letizia; Mattia Viviani, Gennaro Acampora, Andres Tello; Diego Farias, Roberto Insigne, Francesco Forte
GEN vs BNV: Match Predictions
Genoa dominated Lazio last week and will be determined to keep their winning streak going for the rest of the season. The hosts will be heavily reliant on their cup run this season and cannot afford to make a mistake in this game.
Benevento have been inconsistent in recent weeks and will have to work hard against a strong opponent. Genoa is currently the better team and should be able to win this game. We predict a 2-1 win for Genoa.
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