Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Milan failed to extend their winning streak to three games after a somewhat disappointing draw against Udinese on home turf (1-1). Now i Rossoneri will have a tough task of beating Genoa in their forthcoming clash at San Siro, since the Rossoblu have proved to be a tough nut to crack in 2016. Only Juventus managed to snatch all three points from Gian Piero Gasperini’s side in their last six games. Il Grifone conceded mere two goals in the spell, and the Lombardy-based team will have a hard time finding the net this time out. On the other hand, Genoa’s offensive line is rather toothless when playing away from home, so we do not expect plenty of fireworks in this meeting, especially bearing in mind the fact that only two of their last twelve encounters ended with more than 2.5 goals scored. This is why we predict a tight, low-scoring draw in Milan.
Highlighted Player (Mario Balotelli):
Mario Balotelli is a controversial footballer who played for both Inter and Milan in the past. The Italian attacker, who was born on 12 August, 1990, started his senior career at Lumezzane and in 2007 he signed a contract with the Nerazzurri.
After scoring 20 goals in 59 league appearances with Inter, he moved to Manchester City in 2010. Super Mario spent three seasons at the Etihad Stadium and he returned to Serie A in 2013, signing a deal with Inter’s fiercest rivals Milan this time out. Balotelli scored 26 goals in 43 league games with the Rossoneri, but in the summer of 2014 he signed for Liverpool for a fee of £16 million.
The Italian attacker is well known for his powerful shoot, but he often struggles to control his volatile temper. Super Mario impressed at the 2012 European Championship finals and he helped Italy make it to the final of the tournament. However, Spain proved to be a big catch for the Azzurri in the title game.
Highlighted Team (Genoa):
Genoa Football Club is an Italian football club founded in 1893 and is the oldest Italian football club in the nation. The club plays its home games in the Stadio Luigi Ferraris which holds a capacity of 41 000 seats. Genoa FC shares the stadium with their rival UC Sampdoria. The club colors of Genoa are Red and Blue. Genoa FC is also known as Grifoni.
Genoa FC has a very rich football history. The club won the Serie A in 1898, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1915, 1923 and 1924.Since 1924 the club didn’t won any major prizes. Like almost every football club in Italy the Genoa FC history has it’s black pages as well. Important players in the history of Genoa FC are: Gilardino, Toni and Hernan Crespo.