Serie A: Inter vs Genoa Preview

Inter

21 December 2019 live

18:00 UTC

Serie A

Genoa

 

A late equaliser in Internazionale’s last Serie A (SA) match made it three competitive matches for the ‘Nerazzurri’ without a win (D2, L1) for the first time this season. Antonio Conte’s side will try to get back on a winning wave against Genoa, who they have beaten in the last six home H2Hs, keeping a clean sheet five times.
At home though, Inter have won just two of their last five competitive games (W2, D2, L1), leading at the break just once during that run. Additionally, the ‘Nerazzurri’ have the same record in their last five SA home matches, with both wins ending by the same scoreline (2-1) and seeing them score exactly twice in one half.
Genoa suffered yet another defeat in the last round, extending their wait for a SA win to seven rounds (D3, L4). Their average of 1.94 goals conceded (31) per-league game is the second-highest in SA, with almost two-thirds of those goals arriving on the road (20).
The ‘Rossoblù’ haven’t won a single SA away match this season (D4, L4), but have at least drawn the last three in a row, conceding only three times during this run. It is a significant mark of progress, as they conceded 17 goals in their opening five away outings.
Players to watch: Romelu Lukaku (INT) has scored eight of his ten league goals after the break, including the last five in a row.
Genoa defender Domenico Criscito has scored five competitive goals this season, with three of them being first-half penalties.

Stat attack: Inter have opened the scoring before the break in five of their six competitive home wins.
Across the four SA away fixtures not to see Genoa keep a first-half clean sheet, they have conceded an average of exactly 2.0 first-half goals.
Genoa have conceded 4.5 goals per-match on average in the last two H2Hs.

 

What time is kick off?
The match begins at 18:00.