Inter will hope to bounce back from their Derby di Milano disappointment at the first opportunity when they make the trip to struggling Serie A outfit Genoa. The title hopefuls had enough chances to claim a share of the spoils and Antonio Conte was heavily criticised for his choice of tactics in the press. Elsewhere, the hosts have endured a difficult period with 17 members of the playing staff hit by COVID-19.
Where and when: Luigi Ferraris, Genoa – 24 October, kick-off 17:00
Where you can see Genoa vs. Inter: Premier Sports 2
Last time: Romelu Lukaku hit a brace and Alexis Sanchez also got on the scoresheet.
Genoa v Inter Predictions and Preview
The Grifone displayed immense resilience on Monday in the stalemate with Verona. Rolando Maran was still without Davide Zappacosta, who bagged on debut, Lukas Lerager, Francesco Cassata, Mattia Destro, Petar Brlek, Darian Males and skipper Domenico Criscito but did enough to earn a point.
Fortunately, the former Cagliari tactician has a wealth of experience at his disposal with Mattia Perin, Cristian Zapata, Goran Pandev, Ivan Radovanović and Milan Badelj all Serie A veterans and the quintet will be integral to the club’s survival hopes.
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|Inter to win 2-0||13/2||Offer|
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There is competition for places in the two forward positions with Pandev supported by Destro, Marko Pjaca, loanee Gianluca Scamacca, Males and new acquisition Eldor Shomurodov.
The Uzbekistan international arrived for a fee in the region of €9m and a double figure haul is the objective for the campaign. Shomurodov is 10/1 to break the deadlock, while ex-Inter treble winner Pandev is 5/2 in the anytime scorer market. Genoa are 13/2 to emerge triumphant and a draw is 15/4.
Conte may ring the changes in the Nerazzurri line-up. Aleksandar Kolarov and Danilo D’Ambrosio deputised for Alessandro Bastoni and Milan Skriniar against Milan and the Italian will come straight back in after his second swab test came back negative for coronavirus.
Marcelo Brozovic could make way after his ineffectual Derby showing for Stefano Sensi or Radja Nainggolan. Both also offer a greater threat going forward and can be found at 15/4 and 4/1, respectively, to bag anytime.
Leading hitman Lukaku is 14/5 to open proceedings and tends to run riot versus the so-called lesser teams. The Belgian is partnered by Lautaro Martinez who is 21/5 in the same market and is edging ever closer to penning a new contract with the Nerazzurri. The visitors are 2/5 to get back to winning ways and begin their ascent up the standings.
One to watch for Genoa: Scamacca is a talent, and has been linked to Juventus, Milan and this weekend’s opponents Inter. The giant Sassuolo owned striker is 14/1 to notch the final effort.
One to watch for Inter: Achraf Hakimi already has three goal contributions to his name and almost operates as an auxiliary forward. The Real Madrid youth graduate is 15/4 to register anytime.
Long shot: Conte has spent the entirety of his time at the club demanding signings and Giuseppe Marotta has obliged. The fiery coach knows he must win silverware this campaign and the fixture with a squad devoid of match sharpness could be the perfect catalyst for tougher tests ahead. A 4-0 success is 17/1.