AC Milan at Genoa
|Date & Time||Monday January 21, 2019, 9:00 AM (EST)|
Luigi Ferraris Stadium
1/1 +500 / 1/2 +2200 / 1/X +1400 / 2/1 +3300 / 2/2 +220 / 2/X +1400 / X/1 +700 / X/2 +400 / X/X +450
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Genoa is hosting AC Milan in round 20 of Italian Serie A on Monday.
Genoa is a team with a lot of problems as they have changed coaches three times this season and can’t seem to catch good form. Genoa’s top player this season is Piatek who has scored 13 goals in 19 matches and is one of the top goal scorers in Serie A but he will not play this game because of a yellow card suspension, which seem to have reduced Genoa’s chances to a bare minimum. Genoa’s home record isn’t bad, 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. Genoa is currently in 14th place in the standings and have pretty much insured their Serie A status for next season, which given all the problems they have is about the top of the mark for this unit.
Milan is one of the best team in, despite the issue that they are poorly coached by AC Milan legend Genaro Gattuso. Same as Genoa, Milan is struggling with goal scoring efficiency and are going to need to improve that if they want any shot at a Champions League spot for next season. Milan’s best player this season has been Higuain who has scored 6 goals so far, this season and their goalkeeper is Donnaruma, probably best young goalkeeper in the world. The injury list for Milan is quite long with players like Strinic, Biglia, Caldara, Bonnaventura and Suso who might play anyway. Calabria, Romagnoli and Kessie are 3 important players who will not be available because of yellow and red card suspensions. Milan’s away record this season is 2 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses, which is disappointing given the quality of players on their squad.
In head to head matches, Milan has not lost to Genoa in the last four meetings and I believe this trend will continue as Genoa will be without their best player, and even though Milan is missing some of their important players, they have much more quality and better bench players then Genoa.