Date: 23rd October 2020 at 6:30pm
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Inter aim to bounce back from their derby defeat last weekend when they travel to Liguria to take on Genoa on Saturday evening (kick-off 18:00).

PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Genoa (3-5-2): Perin; Bani, Zapata, Masiello; Ghiglione, Rovella, Badelj, Radovanovic, Czyborra; Pandev, Shomurodov.

Unavailable: Brlek, Males, Sturaro.

Inter (3-4-1-2): Handanovic; D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, A. Bastoni; Darmian, Nainggolan, Brozovic, Perisic; Barella; Lukaku, Martinez.

Unavailable: Gagliardini, Hakimi, I. Radu, Skriniar, Vecino, Sanchez.

KEY STATISTICS

– Inter have won their last four Serie A meetings against Genoa by an overall score of 16-0: only once in their Serie A history have the Nerazzurri have gained five wins in a row while keeping five clean sheets against a single opponent (against Atalanta between 1951 and 1953).

– None of the last 14 Serie A games between Genoa and Inter have ended as a draw, with the Nerazzuri winning nine to Genoa’s five since a 0-0 draw in May 2013.

– In 11 of the last 12 Serie A meetings between Genoa and Inter at the Marassi, at least one of the two teams has failed to score: the only exception was the Rossoblù’s 3-2 win in May 2015.

– Inter have scored at least 11 goals in their first four Serie A games for the first time since 2013/14. However, the Nerazzurri have conceded eight goals at this stage for the first time since 2011/12.

– Genoa have not scored in their last two league games, last going three Serie A games without a goal in March 2019 under Cesare Prandelli.

– Including the game played at the beginning of August, Genoa have won their last two Serie A home games (7-1 overall) – the last time they reached three consecutive Serie A home wins was in September 2018.

– Inter are the team with the most touches in the opponent’s box on average per game in this Serie A season (31), while only Torino (11.7) are averaging less than Genoa (14).

– In the last game against Verona, Mattia Perin became the first Genoa goalkeeper to make 10 saves in a single Serie A game since Alessio Scarpi, in 2009 against Lecce – the next will be the 50th clean sheet for him with Genoa in the Italian top flight.

– Inter’s Alexis Sánchez has found the net in his last two league games against Genoa: in his Serie A career he has never scored in three consecutive games against a single opponent.

– Among the teams he’s faced more than once, Genoa is the one against which Romelu Lukaku has the best goal average in the league between Serie A and Premier League (four goals in two games) – the Rossoblu are his best victim in the Italian top flight.