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  • 12 May 2013
  • • 16:00
  • • Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, Genova
  • Referee: P. Tagliavento
  • • Attendance: 20000
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Genoa-Inter Preview: Battling Grifone eye Nerazzurri scalp

Genoa-Inter Preview: Battling Grifone eye Nerazzurri scalp

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The resurgent Ligurians could secure survival on Sunday with three points against the out-of-sorts Giuseppe Meazza outfit who will be keen to halt a wretched run of form



Despite a run of five matches without defeat, Genoa coach Davide Ballardini looks set to switch to a 4-1-2-1-2 formation from his tried-and-trusted 3-5-1-1 for the visit of Inter on Sunday.

As a result, two personnel changes from the midweek 0-0 draw with Torino see Emiliano Moretti and Mattia Cassani replaced by Andreas Granqvist and Antonio Floro Flores.

However, the Ligurian side will not be able to call on trio Cristobal Jorquera, Ruben Olivera and Damiano Ferronetti - all of whom have been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Meanwhile for the Nerazzurri, on the back of an alarming nine losses in their last 12 matches, they also make a series of alterations ahead of their trip to the Marassi, with Ezequiel Schelotto, Simone Pasa and Yuto Nagatomo incoming.

Regarding the club's well-documented list of absentees, Jonathan, Andrea Ranocchia, Gaby Mudingayi, Luca Castellazzi, Rodrigo Palacio, Dejan Stankovic and Walter Samuel are all doubtful and unlikely to be risked.

There is no change, though, for season-ending casaulties Javier Zanetti, Joel Obi, Diego Milito, Ibrahima Mbaye, Walter Gargano and Matias Silvestre, while Alvaro Pereira and Juan Jesus are suspended.


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Inter are unbeaten in their last 12 Serie A meetings with Genoa, winning eight and drawing four.
  • However, the Nerazzurri have lost each of their last three away league games, scoring just once.
  • Yuto Nagatomo (pictured, right) has netted both his first and last Serie A goal against Genoa, respectively in March and December 2011.
  • Genoa have lost each of their last four home matches against Inter without scoring any goals.
  • Nonetheless, the Rossoblu are unbeaten in their last four home games in Serie A.
  • Striker Ciro Immobile scored his fifth and last league goal in the reverse fixture against Inter.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Genoa

Internazionale

Wins
1
2
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Genoa CFC GEN
Genoa CFC Genoa
Draw
FC Internazionale Milano INT
FC Internazionale Milano Internazionale
37%
57%

Top 3 Predictions

Genoa CFC GEN
0 - 2
FC Internazionale Milano INT
Genoa CFC GEN
1 - 2
FC Internazionale Milano INT
Genoa CFC GEN
0 - 8
FC Internazionale Milano INT

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