Genoa and Internazionale meet at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, in a match for the 25 th round of Serie A. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 24-09-2017, the Internazionale won at home for (1 -0). The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 4 and tied 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 07-05- 2017, for Serie A, Genoa won by (1-0). G. Pandev (70 ‘) scored the only goal of the match. Attention to the home factor, since the Genoa usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
After 7 wins, 6 draws and 11 losses, the home team is currently in the 12 th position of the league, with 27 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Chievo by (0-1), after in the previous match they have won (1-2) an away match against Lazio. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 16 goals scored and 9 conceded; against 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses at their stadium, with 19 goals scored and 20 conceded. For the championship, Genoa won 8 points out of 30 possible, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (6 out of 11 matches). In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 7 of the last 11 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 24 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 9 times and never got the comeback. In the last 11 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (0’-15 ‘).
Genoa returns to play at home for the Italian league, after two consecutive exhibitions away from their fans, which should be excited about the performance of the club, as it won the six points played away from home. On the last day, he played a balanced game against Chievo, but showed a lot of defensive strength and managed to take advantage of the opportunity he had, conquering a victory already in the final minutes of the final stage. However, the victory by the minimum score confirms what the team has been presenting throughout the competition, as it has one of the four worst attacks. Playing at home, he owns the third worst campaign, having conquered only 8 of the 33 points he played. Several tactical formations are being tested by coach Ballardini, who should not have important absences for this duel.
The away team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 48 points won, after 13 wins, 9 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Crotone, by (1-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Bologna, by (2-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 7 draws and 1 loss in away matches; against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last away game in this competition, they tied in by (1-1) against SPAL. In the last 10 away league matches Internazionale has a record of 4 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 17 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at halftime was 0-0 (5 out of 11 matches). The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 7 of the last 11 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 24 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 6 times and only managed 1 comeback. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 11 away matches for this competition: they have scored 6 of their 15 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘); He suffered 3 of his 8 goals between the minutes (31’-45 ‘).
The Internazionale enters the field for this game a little more relieved, having managed to rediscover the path of victory in the Italian league, since it does not win eight days ago, coming from five consecutive draws. In his last match, he left a lot to be desired in defensive terms, but the attack was able to compensate and so he won another victory at home, this time against Bologna. As was evident in that game, the offensive sector has been acting in a very satisfactory way, since it is currently among the five best in the competition. The visiting club also stands out for the quality it shows in the transfer of passes, the third being the least erra in that aspect. The 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-1-2 should be the tactical scheme used in this duel by coach Spalletti, who should have no problems choosing the starting eleven.
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