Wednesday 31 Oct

AC Milan vs Genoa - Match Preview

31 Oct 2018 Tampines -Tanjong Pagar ITALY: Serie A
ITALY: Serie A

AC Milan

  • W
  • W
  • L
  • L
  • W


19:30 GMT
31 October 2018

Genoa FC

  • W
  • W
  • L
  • D
  • D

19:30 GMT 31 October 2018

Following a weekend full of Serie A fixtures, the action returns on Wednesday evening. AC Milan, who find themselves just outside the Champions League places play host to Genoa who are currently mid-table.


  • AC Milan have started the season relatively well after another below par campaign last term. They have won four, drew three and lost two of their opening nine games and with their game-in-hand, they can move into the top four. They got a win in their last league match, beating Sampdoria 3-2 after a disappointing late 1-0 loss against Inter in the Milan derby.
  • Despite five places separating Genoa from AC Milan, there is only one point between the two sides in the table. Genoa have also won four games, drawing two and losing three following a run of three without a win. Their last two have ended in stalemate, drawing against Udinese and Juventus after a 3-1 loss at home against Parma.
  • Gonzalo Higuain is beginning to justify his move to Milan as he is their leading scorer in Serie A this season with five goals.
  • Krzysztof Piatek is having an incredible campaign for Genoa, he is the league’s leading goalscorer and one of the most prolific strikers in Europe with nine goals already.


AC Milan’s recent record with Genoa will give them confidence going into this one. They have won three of the last five meetings, losing on just one occasion. The visitors' last win against AC at the San Siro came three and a half years ago when they won 3-1 in April 2015. None of the last three meetings have seen over 2.5 goals with just one goal in those games.


It’s vital for their Champions League push that AC Milan win on Wednesday evening. They are without Ivan Strinic and Mattia Caldara whilst Giacomo Bonaventura and Davide Calabria are major doubts for the clash.

Latest matches: AC Milan

28.10.2018 Seri AC Milan Sampdoria Genoa 3:2 W
25.10.2018 UEFA AC Milan Betis Sevilla 1:2 L
21.10.2018 Seri Inter Milan AC Milan 1:0 L
07.10.2018 Seri AC Milan AC Chievo Verona 3:1 W
04.10.2018 UEFA AC Milan Olympiacos FC 3:1 W


Genoa can overtake AC Milan with three points which would propel them into the European places. Cristian Gabriel Romero is suspended whilst Federico Marchetti misses out through injury.

Latest matches: Genoa FC

28.10.2018 Seri Genoa FC Udinese Calcio 2:2 D
20.10.2018 Seri Juventus Turin Genoa FC 1:1 D
07.10.2018 Seri Genoa FC Parma FC 1:3 L
30.09.2018 Seri Frosinone Calcio Genoa FC 1:2 W
26.09.2018 Seri Genoa FC AC Chievo Verona 2:0 W


There’s no doubt that the home side are seen as big favourites to win this one with home advantage. Games involving these two sides this season have produced an average of over three goals which is why it might be smart to back over 2.5 goals and even both teams to score if you fancy a braver bet.

About the author - Tampines -Tanjong Pagar

  1. Tampines: Tampines Football Club, also known as Tampines Rovers, is a professional soccer team based in Singapore. They compete in the Singapore Premier League (SPL) and have a rich history in Singaporean football. Here are some key points to consider about Tampines:


  • Experienced Squad: Tampines Rovers have a good mix of experienced players who bring a wealth of knowledge and skill to the team.
  • Strong Attack: The team boasts several talented attacking players who are capable of creating scoring opportunities and finding the back of the net.
  • Consistent Performers: Tampines Rovers have been consistently competitive in the SPL, often finishing near the top of the league table.


  • Defensive Vulnerabilities: At times, Tampines Rovers have shown vulnerabilities in their defense, which can lead to conceding goals.
  • Inconsistency: While they have had successful campaigns in the past, there have been instances where they struggled to maintain a consistent performance level.
  1. Tanjong Pagar: Tanjong Pagar United Football Club is another Singaporean soccer team that participates in the Singapore Premier League. After a hiatus, they made a return to the league in recent years. Here's an assessment of Tanjong Pagar:


  • Resurgence: After their return to the SPL, Tanjong Pagar has shown resilience and determination to re-establish themselves as a competitive team.
  • Young Talent: The team has invested in young players, giving them opportunities to develop and showcase their abilities.
  • Fighting Spirit: Tanjong Pagar has displayed a never-give-up attitude, often putting up spirited performances even against stronger opponents.


  • Limited Squad Depth: Tanjong Pagar may face challenges due to a relatively smaller squad and fewer resources compared to some other teams in the league.
  • Defensive Fragility: The team has struggled with defensive solidity at times, leading to conceding goals more frequently.

Overall, Tampines Rovers have a stronger track record and a more established presence in the Singapore Premier League. They possess experienced players and have a history of competitive performances. On the other hand, Tanjong Pagar is a team that has been rebuilding and showing signs of progress. While they may face challenges, they have displayed resilience and a commitment to improvement.

It's important to note that soccer teams' performance can vary over time, so it's always a good idea to keep up with the latest news and updates on their progress.

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