Inter Milan vs Genoa
Italian Serie A.
Date: Saturday, 3 November 2018
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milan).
After losing 2-1 to AC Milan, Genoa face another trip to Italy’s fashion capital as they now will take on the Rossoneri’s cross-town rivals Inter on Saturday. Meanwhile, Inter will be looking to pick up a seventh straight Serie A win to wrap up the week as they look ahead to facing Barcelona in the Champions League next week.
Since suffering a shock 1-0 loss to Parma in September, Inter have not lost a match in Serie A, and that run has helped Luciano Spalletti’s side rapidly climb up the table. They come into this game having cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win over Lazio and now have moved into second place ahead of Napoli.
After bursting out of the gates, Genoa’s new striker Krzysztof Piatek has predictably hit a dry spell. It was bound to happen at some point, as the young Polish attacker is only playing in a top league for the first time, and after scoring in every single game, he failed to fire against Juventus during Genoa’s 1-1 draw and has not scored since. He still does lead the way in the Capocannoniere race, but will be soon overtaken by the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mauro Icardi, which is to be expected. Still, he’s clearly a talented player and will rediscover his footing at some point, although realistically, no one can expect him to single-handedly carry the Grifone throughout the course of this season.
Icardi, meanwhile, continues to shine, and after a slow starting period, has now hit top form. The Argentinian star has netted five goals with just six shots on target, including the game winner in the Derby della Madonnina and two against Lazio, so expect him to again be a protagonist for the Nerazzurri as they look to make it seven wins from seven against the Grifone on Saturday.
Inter Milan vs Genoa: Head-to-head statistics
- Genoa have failed to win 10 of their last 11 away matches
- Inter have won 9 of their last 10 home matches against Genoa in all competitions
- The Nerazzurri have won their last 6 matches
Inter Milan vs Genoa: Prediction
After a wobbly start, Inter are hitting form at just the right time. They were quite excellent against Lazio on Monday, and Genoa should be no match for Spalletti’s side, who will be looking to put on some pressure on Juventus as the Bianconeri are not in action against Cagliari until later on Saturday.
Nothing short of a relatively comfortable win for the Nerazzurri is expected here at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, as the visitors are winless in their last four games and have failed to win all but one of their last 11 on the road.
Inter Milan vs Genoa: Betting tips
Inter – WIN and BTTS – YES at 3.10
Over 2.5 goals at 1.70.