AC Milan travel to the Luigi Ferraris to face Genoa in Tuesday’s Italian Serie A clash, and could go top of the Italian Serie A if they can pick up all three points.
The Rossoneri have enjoyed a bright start to the season, most recently beating defending champions Juventus, and with a new young manager and new ownership, Milan are in dreamland.
Milan defence has been formidable
AC Milan’s biggest strength has been their defence in recent weeks. Milan have kept four clean sheets from their last six games ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Genoa, and have conceded one or less goals in six of their last seven Serie A outings. New manager Vincenzo Montella has retained existing personnel in fullbacks Ignazio Abate and Mattia De Sciglio, while Alessio Romagnoli has kept his place in the team from last season. Gabriel Paletta has returned from a loan spell to partner Romagnoli at the heart of the defence and Milan finally look orgnaised.
A side known for their tenacity in the past, Milan have worked hard to limit shots making their way to young goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, blocking four shots per game on average in the league, and it’s having the desired effort this season. And with Genoa having scored just nine goals in eight games this season, there’s every chance Milan could enjoy a shut out at the Luigi Ferraris. Genoa have failed to score in three of their last six in the Serie A which is sure to be music to the ears of the Rossoneri.
Contrasting form could make Tuesday’s clash a foregone conclusion
AC Milan find themselves third in the Serie A with 19 points from nine games. They are just two points adrift of leaders Juventus, meaning a win will temporarily put them top, before Juventus play their game a day later. Milan boast five wins from their last six games, and have picked up seven points from a possible nine on the road of late, but it’s the woeful form of Genoa that makes this week’s clash a banker.
The home side are eight places and seven points worse off than Milan in the table, having failed to win five of their last six games and suffering from real indiscipline of late. Genoa have picked up five red cards in their last six league games, and don’t look in any sort of form to threaten a win over Milan. AC Milan are 13/8 to win against Genoa at the Luigi Ferraris on Tuesday night as a result.
So can the Rossoneri go top of the table?