Serie A strugglers Genoa host a Milan side similarly in freefall. The Rossoneri have lost their last three matches, including a Derby della Madonnina humbling, and boss Marco Giampaolo is under intense pressure. The former Sampdoria tactician arrived to much fanfare in the summer but has only picked up six points from the opening six games.
Where and when: Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa – 5 October, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Genoa vs. Milan: FreeSports
Last time: Fabio Borini and Suso scored in the closing stages to hand the Rossoneri all three points back in January.
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Genoa v Milan Predictions and Preview
Home squad Genoa will be led by Aurelio Andreazzoli, and anything but a victory could see the veteran lose his job. Like his opposite number, Andreazzoli has struggled to implement his ideas since taking over in the summer and his appointment could prove short lived.
If reports are to be believed, Giampaolo is entering last chance saloon territory. Club legend Andriy Shevchenko has been sounded out for a return to San Siro, while Claudio Ranieri and Rudi Garcia are also in the frame to try and steady the ship.
Nevertheless, Giampaolo will certainly take his place in the dugout this weekend and is likely to make a number of changes in a bid to revive Milan’s fortunes.
Léo Duarte should come in for error prone Mateo Musacchio, who was dismissed in the 3-1 loss against Fiorentina. The Argentine has had numerous opportunities to prove himself and may be on the sidelines beyond his suspension.
Further forward, Suso could drop out in place of Jack Bonaventura. The Italian, who was a favourite of Gennaro Gattuso, has had to be patient, and is line to get some minutes. The playmaker is 7/2 to net anytime.
Rafael Leao got his debut goal for the club in the Viola beating and should once again partner talisman Krzysztof Piątek in a two-man attack. The Portuguese starlet is 7/1 to register first while the Pole is 9/2 in the same market. The Rossoneri are 29/20 to clinch a morale boosting win.
One to watch for Genoa: Loanee and Inter youth graduate Andrea Pinamonti will want to inflict further misery on Milan and Giampaolo and is 7/2 to score last.
One to watch for Milan: Ante Rebic will feature after the break and is 6/1 to bag the final effort of the contest.
Long shot: Milan’s miserable haul of four squad goals is the second lowest in the division. In contrast, Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi has five efforts and two assists to his name, further highlighting the Diavolo’s problems. A turgid 0-0 outcome, which would benefit neither team, is 17/2.