This weekend will see the sixth round of matches in Serie A and the table is already beginning to take shape, with Napoli and Juventus leading, closely followed by Inter Milan.
This Sunday Inter Milan welcome Genoa to the San Siro in a match they must win if they want to keep the pressure on the top two in Serie A. A top four finish must be the aim this season and to achieve that aim, Inter Milan must win matches like this one.
Inter Milan Form
Inter Milan dropped their first points of the season in mid-week and they were held to a 1-1 draw at Bologna. It wasn’t a great performance by Inter Milan as they needed a late Mauro Icardi penalty to rescue a point.
Prior to the draw in Bologna on Tuesday night, Inter Milan had enjoyed a 100% start to the campaign. They picked up home wins against Fiorentina and SPAL and away wins at Crotone and Roma, the latter of which was an excellent 3-1 victory.
Inter Milan have won both home matches without conceding a goal this season and will be hoping to maintain that record come the final whistle of this match.
Genoa have found life tough in Serie A at the start of this season and start the weekend just one place above the relegation zone. They have yet to win a match and a trip to the San Siro to play an undefeated Inter Milan team is not ideal.
The 0-0 draw at the start of the season was a decent result and gave Genoa something on which to build but they then fell to 3 successive defeats in Serie A.
The first was 4-2 at home to Juventus and while not disastrous, Genoa then lost 1-0 at Udinese and 3-2 at home to Lazio. In mid-week Genoa welcomed Chievo Verona to the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris but again failed to pick up the win in a 1-1 draw.
Genoa’s problem has been defensively and having kept a clean sheet on the opening day of the season have gone on to concede 9 goals, 7 of which have come at home.
Inter Milan are without Joao Cancelo but he is the only absentee and they should be close to full strength. Eder could come into the team to replace Joao Mario who did not perform well at Bologna in mid-week.
Genoa travel without the suspended Armando Izzo and injured Gianluca Lapadula. Young goal scoring sensation Pietro Pellegri is set to start the game up-front.
Top Betting Tips
Despite dropping points at Bologna in mid-week, Inter Milan have looked good this season and much stronger than their opponents Genoa. Inter Milan are available at 3/10 with Marathon bet to win this game. Find here a current Marathonbet review.
Inter Milan have conceded just 2 goals in 5 games this season and Genoa struggle when it comes to scoring goals away from home. In fact, they have managed only 2 in their last 7 away Serie A games and they both came in the same match.
You can get 11/10 with William Hill for Inter Milan to win the match to nil.
Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi has 6 goals in 5 Serie A games this season and will be confident of adding to his tally in this match. The Argentine is 11/4 with William Hill to score the first goal of the game.