AC Milan vs Genoa LIVE in the Coppa Italia: Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan welcome Genoa in the Round of 16 tie of the Coppa Italia.
AC Milan vs Genoa LIVE in the Coppa Italia: When and Where will the match take place?
The match is scheduled to take place at AC Milan’s home ground, the San Siro. The match is set to take place on 14th January 2022 (Friday) at 1:30 am IST.
AC Milan vs Genoa LIVE in the Coppa Italia: Live Streaming
Sadly there are no official Indian broadcast partners for the Coppa Italia as of now.
Milan are in second place in the Serie A table with 48 points at the moment. They have also won their last 3 games in all competitions. This should give the Rossoneri a lot of confidence going into this knockout fixture.
The visitors are in 19th place in the Serie A table and are low on morale. They have not won any of their last 4 games. The most worrisome stat for the Genoa faithful would be the fact that the club has not won any of their last 9 away games.
The Rossoneri would be without Pizzari, Romagnoli, Calabria, Kjaer, Pellegri, Tatarusanu, and Castillego owing to Covid and injuries. Ballo, Kessie, and Bennacer are on international duty and won’t be available as well. The rest of the Milan squad should be available to play against Genoa.
Genoa will be without Cambiaso, Serpe, and Maksimovic owing to injuries and Covid. The rest of the squad looks fit and would be in contention to start the Coppa Italia game.
AC Milan XI:
Antonio Mirante, Pierre Kalulu, Alessandro Florenzi, Matteo Gabbia, Theo Hernandez, Rade Krunic, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Alexis Saelesmaekers, Brahim Diaz, Ante Rebic, Olivier Giroud
Salvatore Sirigu, Leo Østigard, Mattia Bani, Johan Vasquez, Mohamed Fares, Filippo Melegoni, Milan Badelj, Stefano Sturaro, Silvan Hefti, Goran Pandev, Mattia Destro
AC Milan vs Genoa LIVE in the Coppa Italia: Head to Head Stats
In their last 23 meetings, since September 2010, AC Milan have won 14 games while Genoa have won 5 games. While 4 matches have ended in a draw.
AC Milan vs Genoa LIVE in the Coppa Italia: Author’s Dream 11 team
Defenders: Florenzi, Hernandez, Bani, Vasquez
Midfielders: Badelj, Diaz (C), Saelemaekers
Forwards: Giroud, Rebic, Destro (VC)
AC Milan vs Genoa LIVE in the Coppa Italia: Players to watch out for
Brahim Diaz (AC Milan):
The 22-year old has been one of the most creative players for Milan this season. Brahim Diaz has scored 4 goals and provided 4 assists in all competitions this season. His teammates would be hoping that he again steps up in this knockout game.
Mattia Destro (Genoa):
The Italian has been Genoa’s beacon in this disastrous season. Destro has scored an impressive 8 goals in Serie A. His manager would be hoping that he adds to his tally in this big game against Milan.
The Twelfth Man Times Prediction: AC Milan 2-1 Genoa
AC Milan are going to be playing on their home turf. To add to this, Genoa have struggled and have not won their last 9 away games. Hence we predict that Stefano Pioli’s team would walk out as the winners on the night.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.