League leaders Inter will host Genoa for matchday 24 this weekend. Inter sitting 4 points clear of second-place will look to break away from the pack and build a strong lead.
Coming off a massive Derby win against bitter rival AC Milan, Inter will fancy their chances against mid-level Genoa side.
Conte mentioned in his post-match interview that Genoa’s encounter will not be an easy one. Hence, he will demand Inter to come out with an upbeat and strong performance to put the game away in a hurry.
Statistics & Encounters
Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez have 30 goals between them during this Serie A season.
Lukaku 17 goals.
Martinez 13 goals.
Handanovic is in joint lead with 8 clean sheets this season.
Inter has a better head-to-head record against Genoa. Their most recent fixture went in Inter’s favor when second-half goals from Lukaku and Danilo D’Ambrosio helped Inter to a comfortable 2-0 away victory.
Inter’s only defeat in their last 17 league games came against Sampdoria on January 6th.
Genoa is also on a 7 game unbeaten run in Serie A.
Inter form guide: W-W-W-W-D
Genoa form guide: D-D-W-W-W
Suspensions, Injuries, and Team News
Achraf Hakimi will miss out on the encounter due to suspension. He picked up an unnecessary yellow card in the derby which rules him out for this fixture.
Stefano Sensi is out again with a muscle injury and will continue to spend time in rehab.
Luca Pelligrini will miss the clash due to a hamstring injury for Genoa.
Inter (3-5-2): Samir Handanovic, Alessandro Bastoni, Stefan de Vrij, Milan Skriniar, Ivan Perisic, Christian Eriksen, Marcelo Brozovic, Nico Barella, Darmian, Lautaro Martinez, Romelu Lukaku
Genoa (3-5-2): Mattia Perin, Domenico Criscito, Ivan Radovanovic, Edoardo Goldaniga, Lennart Czyborra, Miha Zajc, Milan Badelj, Kevin Strootman, Davide Zappacosta, Goran Pandev, Mattia Destro