AC Milan vs. Genoa
AC Milan vs. Genoa
On Good Friday, league leaders AC Milan will welcome relegation-threatened Genoa to San Siro in the hopes of avoiding a third consecutive Serie A game without a win.
The Rossoneri have only won two of their past six league games at home, while the Rossoblu have only won one of their 16 top-flight away games this season, a 3-2 win over Cagliari in September.
- Ismael Bennacer, Samu Castillejo, Ante Rebic, and Alessio Romagnoli have all been declared out for the rest of the season with muscle ailments, while Alessandro Florenzi and Simon Kjaer have been ruled out for the season with knee difficulties.
- Due to the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Olivier Giroud is anticipated to lead the line once more.
- Pioli is unlikely to make much changes to his starting lineup, if any at all, thus Rafael Leao, Brahim Diaz, and Alexis Saelemaekers will all be on hand to help Giroud in the final third once more.
- Injuries have ruled out Zinho Vanheusden, Andrea Cambiaso, Lennart Czyborra, Nicolo Rovella, Stefano Sturaro, and Riccardo Calafiori.
- Domenico Criscito, a veteran defender, is slated to return as a substitute, with Silvan Hefti, Nikola Maksimovic, Leo Ostigard, and Johan Vasquez expected to continue in the back four.
- Mattia Destro, a former Milan striker who has only scored twice in 12 appearances since the turn of the year, will be trying to force his way into the Genoa starting lineup ahead of Roberto Piccoli or Caleb Ekuban.
Both teams have been difficult to break down in recent months, but they have also struggled to score goals, so San Siro could see a low-scoring affair.
Milan, on the other hand, will be strong favorites to win all three points, and they should have enough quality in their lineup to beat the visitors.
Our prediction is AC Milan 1-0 Genoa
AC Milan: Tonali, Kessie; Saelemaekers, Diaz, Leao; Giroud; Calabria, Kalulu, Tomori, Hernandez;
Genoa: Perin, Hefti, Maksimovic, Ostigard, Vasquez; Badelj, Galdames; Melegoni, Amiri, Portanova; Ekuban;