Genoa vs AC Milan: prediction for the Serie A fixture
Genoabarely avoided relegation last season, but in the new edition of Serie A they again show very poor results. Genoa are currently on a long streak without victories which eventually led to the sacking of Davide Ballardini. Andriy Shevchenko was appointed the new head coach for Genoa, but he will need more time to improve his team's performance.
In the last two games, the Griffins lost to Roma (0:2) and drew with Udinese (0:0). With 10 points in the asset, Genoa lead the group of outsiders. They are just one point behind the 17th Spezia.
AC Milan, on the contrary, are having a successful Serie A campaign. Stefano Pioli's charges haven't tasted defeat for 12 games in a row, and lost for the first time in the 13th round to Fiorentina (3:4).
Last weekend the Rossoneri clearly hoped to collect three points, so they would be able to keep up with Napoli, but unexpectedly, Sassuolo gained the upper hand (1:3). Nevertheless, AC Milan retained the 2nd line in the table, now losing three points to Napoli and one point ahead of Inter.
This score was recorded in 4 of the last 6 head-to-head games.
The Rossoneri scored in the second half in the last 4 away games.
In the last 5 away games in Serie A, AC Milan conceded in the second half.
AC Milan have not won three Serie A games in a row, but they managed to retain the second line in the table due to previously earned handicap. However, now the Rossoneri are losing three points to Napoli, and they clearly do not want this gap to grow. Genoa's struggling outfit gives AC Milan a huge advantage.
Our prediction - AC Milan to win
Genoa are in the relegation zone, but the Griffins aren't hopeless. The main goal of Shevchenko right now is to improve the defensive play of Genoa, and progress can already be seen: Roma managed to score against Genoa only at the very end of the game, Udinese couldn't convert their chances at all. We think that AC Milan will also have difficulties on the offensive.
Second bet - AC Milan to win by 1 goal