The Sicilian hosts need a win to stay afloat in the Italian top flight...
The Battle Continues
Catania’s battle against relegation continues as the Sicilians remain dangerously close to the bottom-three. As a matter of fact, the Etnei are just a place and three points above third-from-bottom Brescia with 26 points from as many matches.
Catania, though, have a formidable record at home. Diego Simeone’s side have suffered just three defeats at the Angelo Massimino all season and those losses came at the hands of Juventus, Inter and Milan.
In the reverse fixture in October, Catania went down 1-0 to Genoa, and will therefore be emboldened to go for a victory this time to avenge themselves.
Running Into Form
Genoa’s 2010-11 campaign is virtually over with the Grifoni languishing in ninth place in the Serie A standings with 35 points from 26 matches. With relegation worries not bothering to haunt them and Europe looking a faraway dream, Davide Ballardini’s team has become an also-ran.
However, this isn’t deterring the Rossoblu from winning games and collecting points. Last weekend Genoa conjured up what is arguably the most shocking comeback of the league season in Italy. After going 3-0 down to Roma by the early minutes of the second-half, they scored four goals and emerged victorious 4-3.
The win was their second in a row and followed a 1-0 defeat of Sampdoria in the Genoa derby. It also saw Genoa stretch their unbeaten run in the league to four matches and they will now hope to continue that streak in Catania.