When: Sunday, May 7th, 9:00am ET/3:00pm CET
Where: Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy
In the press conference before this match Stefano Pioli talked about how it has been too long since Inter last won and that it is time for the club to turn things around. He’s right, 6 matches without a win is way to long to go without picking up three points and that has to end. Of the remaining 4 matches, this game should be easiest opportunity to win. Key word in that sentence: should. Sampdoria should have been a win. Crotone should have been an easy win. We know how those turned out so I’m not going to go into this match with very high expectations.
Genoa comes into this game in 16th place with form quite comparable to ours. Their last Serie A victory came in March against Empoli, they are riding a 7 game winless streak. The only difference is before that Empoli victory there were on an 11 game winless streak. So it’s safe to say that they’re one of the few teams in Serie A that might be less confident than Inter right now.
Oh boy. Inter are missing Joao Miranda, Cristian Ansaldi and Jeison Murillo for this game. This means we’ll probably see Gary Medel and Marco Andreolli at the center of the defense (though who knows we might see Sainsbury because why not). There are rumors that Yuto Nagatomo might be benched for Davide Santon in this match, which is a bit of an improvement I guess? There’s also one more potential big change to the lineup. Apparently in training Pioli was using Gabriel Barbosa in the three behind Icardi. So maybe, just maybe Gabigol will get his first Serie A start.
Probable Starting XIs
Inter (4-2-3-1): Handanovic; D'Ambrosio, Andreolli, Medel, Santon; Gagliardini, Kondogbia; Gabigol, J. Mario, Perisic; Icardi.
Genoa (3-4-2-1): Lammana; Gentiletti, Burdiosso, Biraschi; Beghetto, Rigoni, Veloso, Lazovic; Palladino, Hiljemark; Simeone
How to Watch
TV: Sky Sport 1 HD, Sky Calcio 1, & PremiumSport 2 (Italy); RAI International & beIN SPORTS (USA)
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