Reigning champions Juventus have barely missed a beat in continuing their title winning form into the new season with two comfortable victories seeing them top of the table at this early stage of the campaign. Up next is a trip to Genoa from which another three points look within their grasp (2pm BST, Sunday).
Their hosts had the worst defensive record in the league last season, conceding an average of 1.81 goals per match. Genoa kept a clean sheet in their opening fixture of this season, but did so whilst giving up 17 shots – Cagliari’s profligacy in front of goal rather than excellent defending preventing a score. They reverted to type with a 3-2 defeat away to Catania in week two.
Genoa have also been very wasteful in possession so far this season, with the worst pass completion statistics in the league and the second worst percentage of possession. Juventus top the latter category – the control they exhibit over matches one of the key reasons for their superb defensive record.
Juventus also showed themselves capable of turning on the style in their 4-1 win away to Udinese. Despite Genoa possessing some dangerous players, the Vecchia Signora can be expected to secure another away victory on Sunday.