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Genoa vs AC Milan Prediction & Match Preview

 

Genoa vs AC Milan Prediction & Match Preview

Genoa vs AC Milan
Italy Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Luigi Ferraris Stadium, Genoa.

Lowly Genoa will have felt hard done by after going toe-to-toe with Juventus for the majority of their clash on Sunday, only to concede two late penalties and fall to a 1-3 defeat. 

That being said, they should take great pride from their performance against the reigning Serie A champions and they will need every bit of that as they now face the current league leaders. 

Full-back Theo Hernandez was AC Milan’s unlikely hero on Sunday as a brace saw his side come back from 0-2 down against Parma to claim a draw, which preserved the Rossoneri’s unbeaten start to the season in the league. 

They are simply refusing to lose right now and they should be favoured to rack up another win here after their weekend scare.

Genoa vs AC Milan Head-to-head

Teams Genoa AC Milan played so far 26 matches.
Genoa won 7 direct matches. AC Milan won 15 matches. 4 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.15 goals per Match.

Genoa vs AC Milan Prediction

Genoa in actual season average scored 1.27 goals per match. In 9 (100.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (88.89%) matches in season 2020 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

AC Milan average scored 2.50 goals per match in season 2020. In 9 (90.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (60.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned to group training this week but is unlikely to be involved as soon as Wednesday, though his coach Stefano Pioli could certainly do with giving his improvised deputy Ante Rebic a rest.

Belgium winger Alexis Saelemaekers also participated and is possibly in line for a return - at least to the bench.

Defender Matteo Gabbia and midfield lynchpin Ismael Bennacer will be assessed ahead of the game, as Bennacer suffered a thigh strain versus Parma and Gabbia has aggravated ligaments. Danish defender Simon Kjaer is still short of full fitness and will not return to the squad yet.

Genoa's top scorer Marko Pjaca, with three goals, started against parent club Juventus but did not impress, so Eldor Shomurodov and veteran Goran Pandev will contend for his place in support of Gianluca Scammaca, who has gone off the boil of late.

Rolando Maran will again have to do without Davide Zappacosta, Cristian Zapata, Francesco Cassata and captain Domenico Criscito, as he could potentially send out a conservative 4-4-2 formation to face down the league leaders' fearless front line.

Genoa possible starting lineup:
Perin; Goldaniga, Bani, Masiello, Pellegrini; Lerager, Radovanovic, Rovella, Sturaro; Scamacca, Shomurodov

AC Milan possible starting lineup:
Donnarumma; Dalot, Duarte, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Tonali, Kessie; Castillejo, Calhanoglu, Hauge; Rebic


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