Saturday October 20 2018
Can Piatek end Genoa drought?

Krzysztof Piatek aims to extend his extraordinary scoring streak, and in the process score Genoa’s first goal away to Juventus in close to eight years.

The Polish international has scored in all seven of his Serie A games so far, and he’s responsible for 81.25 per cent of all the Grifone’s competitive goals this season.

Genoa have found the net 16 times in eight games between Serie A and the Coppa Italia.

Piatek scored 13 of those, including all four in the Coppa Italia clash with Lecce on August 11.

That means the centre-forward has alone contributed 81.25 per cent of all Genoa’s goals this season, while In Serie A alone, Piatek scored 75 per cent of their goals.

Genoa will need him to continue that streak this evening, as they haven’t scored a single goal against Juventus in Turin since January 26 2013.

Since then they have played 496 minutes without finding the back of the net at the Allianz Stadium.

Things aren’t much better at the other end of the pitch, as Juve have scored in each of the last 16 league games in Turin.

That run began in the 1991-92 season when Roberto Baggio’s double and an own goal from Armando Ferroni gave the Old Lady a 3-0 win.

That statistic doesn’t just apply to Serie A, as Juventus also won 3-1 when the two teams met in Serie B in the 2006-07 season.

Genoa are the oldest Italian professional club, but in their entire history they’ve won only two Serie A games against the Bianconeri in Turin.

Juve have won 41 of the 52 meetings, and the goal difference is +89 in their favour.

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