21 January 2019
After suffering a 1-0 defeat to Juventus in the Supercoppa Italiana, AC Milan return to the Serie A action as they travel to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris to tackle an out-of-form Genoa side.
After a promising start of the season, the Red and Blues have slowed down, securing just one triumph in their last 13 Serie A outings (W1, D5, L7). A disastrous period has seen Genoa tumbling down to 14th place, as they now sit only seven points clear of the relegation zone. Although unbeaten in their previous four Serie A home clashes, the Griffin have played out three draws in that period, with two of them ending with the identical 1-1 scoreline. Genoa’s defensive frailties have seen them concede in seven of their last eight competitive games at home, allowing over 1.5 goals per match four times in the process. However, Cesare Prandelli’s players have defeated AC Milan three times in their last four H2H meetings at this venue, suffering one loss during the run.
Meanwhile, the visitors are winless in their last three Serie A road encounters (D3). What’s more, the Rossoneri have won just one of their last five Serie A meetings (W1, D3, L1). Seven of AC Milan’s nine away games have produced under 2.5 goals, with four of them ending with one goal or less. The 3-time Champions League winners are dealing with immense problems in the final third that have seen them score over 1.5 goals per match on just two road trips so far. AC Milan’s average of 1.11 goals scored per match away from home is among the lowest in Serie A. Furthermore, Gennaro Gattuso’s men have failed to hit the target in four of their last five Serie A clashes.
Provisional line-up – Genoa:
Gk: Andrei Radu Defense: Criscito – Biraschi – Romero Midfield: Romulo – Darko Lazovic – Daniel Bessa – Hiljemark – Rolon Attack: Kouame – Favilli
Provisional line-up – AC Milan:
Gk: Gianluigi Donnarumma Defense: Ricardo Rodriguez – Zapata – Musacchio – Abate Midfield: Bakayoko – Kessie – Paqueta Attack: Suso – Calhanoglu – Cutrone
25 March 2019 Two Balkans countries go head-to-head for the second fixture of Group E of the European Championship qualifiers as Hungary welcome Croatia to the …Read More
25 March 2019 Germany’s journey in the European Championship qualifiers starts at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam as they take on the Netherlands. The two …Read More
24 March 2019 Wales’ European Championship qualifiers get underway with a home clash with Slovakia that will take place at the Cardiff City Stadium. The hosts …Read More
24 March 2019 Brazil and Panama will meet each other for a friendly challenge that will take place at the Estádio do Dragão in Portugal. A …Read More
23 March 2019 Georgia and Switzerland go head-to-head for the opening game of Group D of the European Championship qualifiers. The hosts seem to be going …Read More