AC Milan vs Genoa
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: San Siro (Milan).
The Rossoneri are set to host struggling Genoa inside an empty stadium due to coronavirus outbreak in the Lombardy region.
After beating Torino 1-0, Stefano Pioli’s side played out a 1-1 stalemate against Fiorentina at the hostile Artemio Franchi.
Milan took 11 points from their last six league matches and they find themselves at fifth place in the recent form table, and seventh in the Serie A standings, three points behind Gennaro Gattuso’s side and six points adrift of fifth-placed Roma.
They will be looking to secure back-to-back home wins for the first time this season.
AC Milan have recorded four wins, five draws and three losses at San Siro this season, scoring a goal per match on average and conceding 1.08 per bout. Four of their last six home games failed to produce a winner.
I Grifone’s four-game unbeaten run in the league, which included wins over Cagliari and Bologna, came to a halt as they fell to a 2-3 home defeat at the hands of title-contending Lazio.
As a result, Genoa remained eighteenth on the league adder, six points above second-to-last Brescia and just one point off of currently-safe city rivals, Sampdoria, who also have a game in hand. Davide Nicole will have couple of important playes back for this one.
Genoa snapped their twelve-game winless streak on the road with a 3-0 win over Bologna on February 15th. With one win, six draws, and six losses, they have the third-worst away record in the competition, averaging 1.15 goals scored per game, whilst conceding 2.15 in return.
AC Milan vs Genoa: Team News & Probable Lineups
Stefano Pioli won’t be able to count on Leo Duarte (5 games – 0 goals) and Krunic (9/0). G. Donnarumma (GK, 24 games) is questionable.
Milan (4-4-1-1): Begovic – Hernandez, Romagnoli, Kjaer, Conti – Bennacer, Kessie – Rebic, Castillejo, Calhanoglu – Ibrahimovic.
Radovanovic (19/0) remains out for the guests; Ghiglione (20/0) and Lerager (11/0) are doubtful. Romero is back in the squad. Pandev is fit.
Genoa (3-5-2): Perin – Romero, Soumaoro, Masiello – Biraschi, Sturaro, Schone, Behrami, Criscito – Pandev, Sanabria
AC Milan vs Genoa: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (29 games): AC Milan 17 Wins, Genoa 6 Wins, 6 Draws.
- AC Milan have won 10 of their 14 home matches against Grifone.
- On average 2.07 goals per game have been scored in their meetings at San Siro.
- The Rossoneri have won five of the last six head-to-head meetings.
- The reverse fixture between these teams in October finished 2-1 to AC Milan.
AC Milan vs Genoa: Prediction
Both sides have upped their games in recent weeks and I expect to see an interesting and tighly-contested affair at San Siro. I’d say a draw is more likely to happen than hosts to win by two goals or more. With that in mind, I will back Genoa in Asian Handicap.
With a 2-1 or 1-1 score line hunch, I’m hitting goals market to pick goals on both sides. The visitors are fighting for their lives and I am fairly confident they will get on the scoresheet here. After all, Grifone have scored at least one goal in seven of eight games under Davide Nicola.
AC Milan vs Genoa: Betting Tips
Genoa +1 Asian Handicap @ 1.70
Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 1.83.