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Prediction: Genoa vs Inter Milan

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, Serie A 27 Dec 2023

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Prediction: Inter Milan to win 3-1

Best Odds: 12/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Genoa and Inter Milan will lock horns with each other in Serie A this week. The match between Alberto Gilardino’s side and Simone Inzaghi’s team will be held at Stadio Luigi Ferraris and is scheduled to kick off at 7:45 pm UK time on Friday.

Genoa

Genoa are a big club who tend to play in Serie A. Last season, they were in Serie B, but they won promotion to the first division. Il Grifone ended up second in the league table and are now playing in the Italian top flight.

Alberto Gilardino’s side are doing relatively well in Serie A this season and are very likely to stay up. Genoa are 13th in the league table at the moment with 19 points from 17 matches, six points above the relegation zone.

Genoa will head into the Serie A match against Inter Milan on the back of a 2-1 victory over Sassuolo away from home in the league. It came after a 1-1 draw with Juventus in front of their fans in the league which followed a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Monza in Serie A.

Team News:

Genoa are likely to line up in a 3-4-1-2 formation against Inter Milan. Josep Martinez will be in goal for the visiting team. Radu Dragusin, Mattia Bani and Koni De Winter will be the three defenders. Stefano Sabelli, Morten Frendrup, Milan Badelj and Johan Vasquez will be the four midfielders. Ruslan Malinovskyi will be the playmaker and will have Albert Gudmundsson and Caleb Ekuban ahead of him as the two centre-forwards.

Inter Milan

Inter Milan are doing extremely well at the moment and could end up winning the Serie A title this season. Simone Inzaghi’s side finished as high as third in the league table last season and could actually win the Scudetto this campaign.

I Nerazzurri are at the top of the Serie A table at the moment with 44 points from 17 matches. Inter are four points above second-placed and rivals Juventus, who are back to being a force to be reckoned with this season. AC Milan are third on 33 points, so city rivals Inter have just Juventus to worry about in regard to the title race.

Inter will head into the Serie A match against Genoa away from home on Friday evening on the back of a 2-0 win against Lecce at San Siro in the league. It came after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Bologna in Coppe Italia which followed a 2-0 win against Lazio in Rome in Serie A.

Team News:

Inter Milan are likely to line up in a 3-5-2 formation against Genoa. Yann Sommer will be in goal for the visiting team. Yann Bisseck, Francesco Acerbi and Alessandro Bastoni will be the three defenders. Nicolo Barella, Hakan Calhanoglu and Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be the three midfielders. Matteo Darmian and Carlos Augusto will be the two wing-backs. Marko Arnautovic and Marcus Thuram will be the two centre-forwards.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Genoa have scored 18 goals in 17 Serie A games so far this campaign.
  • Genoa have conceded 22 goals in 17 Serie A games so far this campaign.
  • Inter Milan have conceded 7 goals in 17 Serie A matches so far this season.
  • Inter Milan have lost just 1 Serie A match so far this season.
  • Lautaro Martínez has scored 15 goals and given 2 assists in 16 Serie A matches for Inter Milan so far this season.

Conclusion

While Genoa are doing well at the moment, Inter Milan are the better team and should have more than enough to pick up all three points from the match.

Prediction: Inter Milan to win 3-1

Best Odds: 12/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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