Rejuvenated Inter host Genoa in Serie A action with a seventh consecutive Serie A win the objective. The Nerazzurri are the form side in the division and have usurped Napoli as Juventus’ closest challengers, largely thanks to Mauro Icardi and a defence that has conceded a paltry six efforts from 10 matches.
Where and when: Giuseppe Meazza – 3 November, kick-off 14:00
Where you can see Inter vs. Genoa: bet365 live streaming, DAZN
Last time: An Andrea Ranocchia own goal and strike from ex-Inter man Goran Pandev game the Grifone all three points when the teams met in February.
Inter vs. Genoa Predictions and Preview
Following the embarrassing 1-0 defeat at the hands of promoted Parma, Inter have won every league match since. Luciano Spalletti bolstered the ranks in the summer with some big names and Inter were justifiably seen as Juventus’ biggest rivals ahead of the new term. As it stands, the Nerazzurri, along with the champions and fellow chasers Napoli, appear to be the three standout clubs in the division given the respective strengths of each squad.
Inter have arguably the best striker in Italy in Mauro Icardi, with superstar Cristiano Ronaldo still occupying a wide forward berth for the title holders. The Argentine has eight goals in all competitions and is the 5/2 favourite to register first during the contest. Icardi will battle it out with Ronaldo for the honour of top scorer in Serie A and it promises to be a fascinating battle between the division’s deadliest hotshots.
|Lautaro Martínez to score last||0/0||Offer|
|Inter to win 2-0||6/1||Offer|
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The Nerazzurri will again be without the services of Radja Nainggolan who limped off early in the tense Derby della Madonnina, with Joao Mario expected to deputise after impressing at Stadio Olimpico against Lazio. The versatile Portuguese came in from the wilderness and is 13/4 to cap his return to the first-team with the opening strike. Meanwhile, winger Matteo Politano is 7/5 in the anytime betting. Inter are the favourites for the clash at 4/11.
It’s the second part of a Milan double header for travelling party Genoa after their 2-1 loss against the Rossoneri on Wednesday night. Ivan Juric won’t be looking over his shoulder just yet but will be wary of how quickly things change in Italy’s top flight. The Grifone are 15/2 to pick up a noteworthy triumph.
One to watch for Inter: Ivan Perisic is a solid bet for double figures each season and is 6/4 to bag anytime during the 90 with his trusted left foot.
One to watch for Genoa: Krzysztof Piatek has 13 goals from just 11 appearances and it will be interesting to see how he fares against the robust pairing of Milan Skriniar and Stefan de Vrij. The Pole is 9/1 to open proceedings.
Long shot: Inter have only conceded two efforts from their last six fixtures, and a fifth shutout in seven is likely to result in another three points, given the threat Spalletti’s troops possess going forward. With showdowns against Roma and Juventus on the horizon, a comfortable 3-0 win for the hosts is available at 8/1, boosting the Nerazzurri’s confidence further.