Genoa vs AC MilanSerie A, KO: 19:45 Oct 7, 2023, Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris
AC Milan travel to the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris for a Serie A fixture against Genoa on Saturday. The hosts have caught the eye with a few solid performances this season but Milan have that extra bit of quality and should claim the upper hand here.
Genoa have looked interesting this season under former Milan player Alberto Gilardino. Although they have looked erratic so far, there have been a few eye-catching performances this season like the 4-1 victory over Roma in their previous home fixture.
Unfortunately, Genoa have not been consistent with performances and results like that having picked up just the one win in their last five Serie A matches. They played out a 2-2 draw at Udinese in their previous fixture with Albert Gudmundsson’s brace cancelled out by the hosts.
Genoa have also picked up just one win in three Serie A matches at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris with their defence often letting them down. They were beaten 4-1 by Fiorentina in their opening fixture of the season and also threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with champions Napoli.
In contrast to Genoa’s erratic performances, it has been a largely smooth campaign for AC Milan. With the exception of that disappointing 5-1 defeat to bitter rivals Inter Milan, they have looked like title contenders so far and are currently joint top of the Serie A standings.
AC Milan claimed a 2-0 victory over Lazio in their previous Serie A fixture with Christian Pulisic and Noah Okafor getting the goals. Stefano Pioli’s men have failed to get off the mark in Europe though, and were held to another 0-0 draw by Dortmund in midweek.
Despite their midweek Champions League wobbles, AC Milan will head into Saturday’s clash having won three of their last four away matches in Serie A. They picked up a 3-1 victory at Cagliari in their previous fixture on the road.
How the bookies view it
AC Milan have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at evens with Ladbrokes to claim the win. Genoa are considered outsiders at home at 14/5 by William Hill while Betfred is offering odds of 13/5 for a draw.
Head to head
AC Milan have a 22-7 advantage with eight draws from 37 previous matches with Genoa. The Rossoneri have also won the last three meetings and triumphed 3-0 on their last visit to the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris back in 2021.
Players to watch
Albert Gudmundsson will be the man to watch for Genoa on Saturday having found the net three times in the last two matches. The attacker is priced at 9/2 by bet365 to maintain his scoring run.
Rafael Leao could also be worth keeping an eye on for AC Milan having scored in two of his last three away matches. The forward has also been on target in the last two meetings with Genoa and is priced at 5/2 with William Hill to find the net on Saturday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Genoa have seen over 3.5 goals in their last three home matches and a similar outcome is priced at 11/4 with bet365. Over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 21/20 with Coral while bet365 is also offering odds of 10/11 on both teams to score.
AC Milan have scored in both halves in two of their last three home matches and could be set for a repeat at 12/5 with bet365.
This Serie A match between Genoa and AC Milan will be played on Oct 7, 2023 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Genoa vs AC Milan prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.