Genoa vs Inter – Calcio Serie A
October 29, 2010 ás 0:14
Pick: Inter @ 2,05 in Bet365 / Result: (0-1)
Given the heavy investment that was made for this season, this team of Genoa is disappointing so far and miles away from what they can do so if they do not want to lose the race for next year’s eurocups, they must quickly begin to show more consistency and above all results. If the defensively the team has not been too bad offensively has already noted great difficulty in scoring goals or even in creating opportunities, even their great offensive reference, Luca Toni, has been very poor exhibitions.
For this match of high level of difficulty, coach Gasperini has many “headaches” as it will not be able to count on some players who are usually starters. Out due to injury are Veloso, Palacio, Kharja, Sculli and Rudolf all commonly used, as well as Palladino and Jankovic who are injured since the beginning of the season.
Inter stands for the 3rd place with 15 points earned and a score of 10-4 in goals.
The title holders comes from a home draw against another team from Genoa, Sampdoria and seeks the return to victories in order to do not lose points to the surprising leader Lazio that now has over 4 points. The lack of the killer striker Milito has been felt at the offensive level and Inter without him depends too much on Eto’o, who has responded very well and sums 7 of the 10 goals scored for Inter in Serie A.
Defensively Inter remains a fortress and the most unbeaten defense with just four goals conceded. For this trip Benitez can not count on the injured Milito, Chivu, Stankovic, Mariga, T. Motta and Suazo.
Most likely starters from both teams:
Genoa: Eduardo – Dainelli, Ranocchia, Chico – Rafinha, Rossi, Milanetto, Criscito – Mesto, Toni, Destro
Inter: Julio Cesar – Maicon, Lucio, Samuel, Santon – Zanetti, Cambiasso – Pandev, Sneijder, Coutinho – Eto’o
Conclusion: At home Genoa is usually a very hard opponent to beat yet this season the team has not demonstrated the power of other seasons and goes into this match with many absences from the midfield forward and that is a strong handicap because Inter has a very strong defense. Although Inter also has important absences they have more and better solutions and is a clearly favorite against this Genoa team because it has a better team and players like Sneijder or Eto’o who are on top form and able to solve the match individually in case the collective have difficulty doing so.
For these reasons I hardly believe that Inter will not win this match and I believe they even do it with more than one goal difference and with Eto’o scoring again with the feet or with the head.