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Genoa V Inter – Preview: Nerazzurri hope to continue to road to Champions League qualification against inconsistent Grifone

Published on: 19 April 2016

Inter will have a chance to close the gap to third place Roma to just one point on Serie A’s matchday 34 at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

The hosts handed relegation threatened Carpi a morale boosting victory on the weekend getting thumped 4-1 at the Stadio Alberto Braglia, whilst Inter all but ended Napoli’s Scudetto hopes with a 2-0 victory at the Stadio Meazza on Sunday evening.

This fixtures has been played 65 times with 25 Genoa victories, 18 wins for Inter and 23 draws. Fans will be hoping for a repeat of last season’s thrilling game, which was won in the 89th minute by Juraj Kucka for a 3-2 win for Genoa.

The Rossoblu had seriously flirted with relegation at the halfway stage of the season but Gian Piero Gasperini’s side have since picked up the pace and have won five of their last eight games including four successive home victories to sit in a comfortable 11th place. In fact only the top six teams have picked more points at home this season than Genoa.

Roma’s recent dip in form has allowed Inter to come back into the Champions League frame although they may find it difficult to come away from the Luigi Ferraris with all three points given that they’ve only won once in the previous seven games on the road.

Gasperini has confirmed that is unlikely that Tomas Rincon and Nicolas Buridsso will have any part to play in the match and Armando Izzo is suspended.

Geoffrey Kondogbia will be suspended for the visitors having picked up a yellow card against Napoli

Form Guide: Genoa (L-W-W-L-W) Inter (W-W-L-D-W)

Expected Starting XIs

Genoa: Lamina; Ansaldi, Munoz, De Maio; Fiamozzi, Rigoni, Dzemaili, G. Silva; Suso, Pavoletti, Laxalt

Inter: Handanovic; D’Ambrosio, Miranda, Murillo, Nagatomo; Brozovic, Medel; Ljajic, Eder, Perisic; Icardi

Infographic from sporticos.com

Source: forzaitalianfootball.com

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