Wednesday 31 Oct

AC Milan vs Genoa - Match Preview

31 Oct 2018 Ed Mackey ITALY: Serie A
ITALY: Serie A

AC Milan

  • W
  • W
  • L
  • L
  • W

vs

Kick-off
19:30 GMT
31 October 2018

Genoa FC

  • W
  • W
  • L
  • D
  • D

Kick-off
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.

STATS

  • 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.

HEAD TO HEAD

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.

AC MILAN NEWS

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 NEWS

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

SUMMARY

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 - Ed Mackey

Experienced sports writer and huge Leicester City fan.

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