AC Milan vs GenoaCoppa Italia, KO: 20:00 Jan 13, 2022, San Siro
AC Milan continue their campaign in the Coppa Italia with a round of 16 clash with Genoa. The Rossoneri have made a bright start to the new year and should have too much for the visitors who are set for a torrid night.
This will be AC Milan’s first match in this season’s Coppa Italia having drawn a bye in the previous rounds. They have been in fine form since the turn of the year and have won their last three matches across all competitions.
AC Milan head into Thursday’s clash off the back of a 3-0 victory at Venezia in a Serie A fixture on Sunday. Zlatan Ibrahimovic opened the scoring early in the contest while Theo Hernandez added a brace in the second half.
Although AC Milan’s home form has left a lot to be desired in recent weeks, they will still be feeling confident ahead of the visit of Genoa. Stefano Pioli’s men claimed a 3-1 victory over Genoa in their previous fixture at the San Siro.
Genoa reached the round of 16 of the Coppa Italia thanks to a 1-0 victory over Serie A bottom side Salernitana. They laboured for much of the encounter but Caleb Ekuban’s effort midway through the second half proved to be the difference.
Manager Andriy Shevchenko is yet to work his magic at Genoa as they are still struggling to find their feet in Serie A. They are winless in their last four matches and were beaten 1-0 at home by Spezia in Serie A last Sunday.
Among the many problems for Genoa this season is a woeful record on the road were they are winless in their last nine away matches across all competitions.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
AC Milan have a 19-7 advantage with seven draws from 33 previous matches against Genoa. The Rossoneri have also won the last two meetings, including a 3-1 Serie A victory earlier in the season.
Players to watch
AC Milan often alternate their strikers and Olivier Giroud is likely to feature from the start on Thursday after coming off the bench on Sunday. The striker was on target in his previous start against Roma and is priced at 8/13 by Vbet to get on the score sheet.
In the midst of all of Genoa’s problems this season, Mattia Destro remains the shining light having scored eight Serie A goals. Vbet has the striker 7/2 to score anytime on Thursday.
Anything else catch the eye?
The last meeting between AC Milan and Genoa produced over 3.5 goals which is priced at 19/10 with BetVictor. Over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 5/7 with Sport Nation, while Unibet is offering odds of 5/4 on both teams to score.
AC Milan could also be tipped in the -1 handicap market at 10/11 with Paddy Power.
This Coppa Italia match between AC Milan and Genoa will be played on Jan 13, 2022 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best AC Milan vs Genoa prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.