Next Match: away to Cagliari, December 08
Genoa climbed to seventh in the standings after last weekend's 1-1 draw against Torino. The Grifoni are unbeaten in five games and their good run of form have seen them climb to the top half of the standings. "We are doing well but we still have room for improvement," said Genoa midfielder Davide Biondini. "We face a difficult game at Cagliari, a club I know well having played there for five years." Genoa will be bolstered by the return of defender Thomas Mandredini from suspension while midfielder Francelino Matuzalem must serve a one-match ban. Argentinian midfielder Mario Santana is doubtful for Sunday's match with an Achilles tendon injury.