Sports Innovation previews the 2021/2022 Serie A Round 1 match between Inter Milan and Genoa and offers team news, key stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
Reigning Serie A champions Inter Milan kick off the new season by welcoming Genoa to San Siro on Saturday evening.
A summer of change has brought a drastic u-turn in expectation for Inter. With Antonio Conte no longer the manager and the sales of star players, namely Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku, the Nerazzurri could struggle to launch a successful title defense. They’ll need to make a statement against Genoa by collecting all three points convincingly.
The odds will certainly be stacked against Genoa. The visitors may fancy a crack at upsetting the odds for this clash, although their recent head-to-head record with Inter leaves much to be desired.
Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.
Stats and analysis
Inter Milan return to action with a solid record from their last 10 Serie A fixtures. The Nerazzurri have averaged 2.3 goals per game, scoring 23 goals in the process. In defense, they have conceded a goal 9 times, an average of 0.9 goals per game, and kept 3 clean sheets.
Genoa, on the other hand, haven’t enjoyed the same form as Inter across their last 10 Serie A fixtures. The Rossoblu hit the target 1.7 times on average per game, scoring 17 goals along the way. They conceded 18 goals, an average of 1.8 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in just 2 of those matches.
Facts and figures for Inter vs Genoa
Fun stats Inter
- Inter has won the last 16 matches in a row at home;
- Inter unbeaten the last 17 matches in a row at home;
- Inter has won in the last 5 of 6 matches;
- Inter has won in the last 16 of 17 matches at home.
Fun stats Genoa
- Genoa scored in the last 14 of 16 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Genoa’s last 2 of 4 matches;
- Genoa scored the last 6 matches in a row when playing away.
Results have been mixed for Inter in recent months, and a quick turnaround is needed. In their 3 final outings last season, the Nerazzurri achieved a 3-1 win against Roma and went on to a 3-2 defeat against Juventus. Their latest game produced a 5-1 win against Udinese.
Genoa, meanwhile, will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their 3 final outings last season, Davide Ballardini’s side had a high-scoring 4-3 defeat against Atalanta and went on to a 1-0 win against Cagliari. Their latest game produced a 3-2 win against Perugia.
Inter v Genoa Fixture History
On 28 February 2021, these two clubs went toe-to-toe against each other in their most previous meeting, when Inter ran away winners with a 3-0 scoreline.
Simone Inzaghi’s side go into their upcoming match against Genoa with an 8-0-2 record in recent meetings in Serie A.
With no more Romelu Lukaku, Inter will instead turn to Lautaro Martinez and his fellow attackers to fill the Belgian’s boots at San Siro. Genoa no longer have Eldor Shomurodov to supply the goals either, and will need to rely on other players to step up.