Serie A Preview: Milan to score and concede when they host Genoa

After two correct selections in the Camp Nou last night, Phil Kitromilides is backing goals at both ends tonight at San Siro
Just two wins from their last five matches have severely dented Milan's hopes of retaining their Serie A title. Meanwhile, their rivals Juventus have put together a run of five successive victories to move three points clear at the top of the table.

The Rossoneri know nothing less than a win tonight against Genoa is acceptable and Sportingbet offer odds of 2/9 (1.22) of Milan claiming their 10th home victory of the season.

Genoa meantime are involved in a desperate battle against relegation and after major crowd trouble during their last match (a 4-1 defeat at home to Siena) they will be desperate to restore some pride not to mention claim some valuable points. Yet their dreadful away record this season, sees them priced at 11/1 (12.00) to record a victory at San Siro.

However on their last visit to Milan, Genoa showed both resilience and ability in abundance scoring four times but somehow contriving to lose a thrilling match against Inter 5-4.

They may be struggling to avoid the drop, but only five teams in the division have scored more goals on the road than Genoa.

Milan for their part have conceded in four of their last five Serie A home games, and these statistics make backing both teams to score at 10/11 (1.91) highly tempting.

Both teams have everything to play for and that makes goals look likely at either end.

For a value bet, try backing Genoa's Rodrigo Palacio to score at any time, available at 14/5 (3.80). The Argentine forward has 17 goals this season including three in his last five games, and is a dynamic and potent threat up front.

Both teams to score 10/11 (1.91) with SportingBet
Rodrigo Palacio to score at any time 14/5 (3.80) with SportingBet

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports broadcaster working on radio and TV in London and Madrid, you can also follow Phil on Twitter