After suffering a 1-1 draw to side Fiorentina, Inter Milan will be looking to redeem their title run chances as they host Genoa at the San Siro stadium. The match is scheduled for 21st December with kickoff at 20:00 GMT.
After an unseen exit from the Champions League following a 2-1 defeat to Barcelona, which has seen the side enter the Europa League. A draw to Fiorentina also saw the side loose the Serie A top spot to rivals Juventus.
Coach Antonio Conte has to search his bag of tricks in order to revive the side’s title win hopes. Inter are currently 2nd in the Serie A with 3 points clear of title leaders the Old Lady. However there is still hope with the misfiring Juventus.
Genoa on the other hand, are on a worse form currently placed 19th in the relegation side. The side has failed to register a single win in their past 6 matches. This has placed new coach Thiago Motta under immense pressure after the sacking of Aurelio Andreazzoli.
Will Inter Milan take advantage of the poor form of Genoa and revive their title win or will Thiago Motta’s side have their first taste of win?
Intern Milan vs. Genoa Head to Head
Both sides have met 27 times, with Inter picking up 17 wins while Genoa managing 5 wins. 5 games have ended in a draw. Here is a look at their past 8 matches together:
Genoa 0-4 Inter
Inter 5-0 Genoa
Genoa 2-0 Inter
Inter 1-0 Genoa
Genoa 1-0 Inter
Inter 2-0 Genoa
Genoa 1-0 Inter
Inter Milan Team News
The resurgence of Romen Lukaku under Antonio Conte has really revived the Serie A giant’s title run hopes. In addition to youngster Martinez who is currently in form. Winger Alexis Sanchez has been sidelined for a while after picking up a peroneus tendon injury.
To add to the injury woes in the squad includes Kwadwo Asamoah (knee problems), Antonio Candreva (back trouble), Roberto Gagliardini (arch pain), Nico Barella (knee injury) and Stefano Sensi (tear in the abductor muscle).
Genoa Team News
Thiago Motta’s side has injury woes in their camp. This follows the cruciate ligament rapture picked up by forward Christian Kouamane and knee injury picked up by attacking midfielder Riccardo Saponara. Other injuries in the squad include Lurkas Lerager (muscle fatigue) and Cristian Zapata (thigh problems).
Prediction and Odds
Given the worse form Genoa are currently in, Inter Milan are bound to have a slight breeze over the side. Given the attacking options of Inter, it is bound to be a goal fest
Goals over 2.5
Lukaku to score
Most Goals 2 Half