Table-toppers AC Milan aim to remain on course for the crown of winter champions when they travel to Genoa on Wednesday night (kick-off 20:45).
Genoa (4-4-2): Perin; Goldaniga, Bani, Masiello, Lu. Pellegrini; Lerager, Radovanovic, Rovella, Sturaro; Scamacca, Shomurodov.
Unavailable: Biraschi, Cassata, Criscito, Marchetti, Parigini, C. Zapata.
Milan (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Dalot, Kalulu, Romagnoli, Theo Hernández; Tonali, Kessié; Saelemaekers, Calhanoglu, Leao; Rebic.
Unavailable: Bennacer, Gabbia, Kjaer, Ibrahimovic.
– Genoa won their last Serie A meeting against Milan in March and could win two in a row against them in the competition for the first time since 2015, under Gian Piero Gasperini (three in a row).
– The last Serie A draw between Milan and Genoa in Liguria was back in February 2011, with Davide Ballardini and Massimiliano Allegri in the dugouts – since then three wins for the Rossoblu and six for the Rossoneri.
– Genoa have won six points so far: they have never collected fewer at this stage of the competition in the three points for a win era (also six in the 2017/18 campaign).
– Genoa have lost their last five Serie A matches, their longest losing run at home in the competition.
– AC Milan are the only side unbeaten in the top five European leagues since the restart after lockdown last May (G23, W17, D6).
– Milan have won their last seven Serie A away matches, only once have they won more in a row in their Serie A history: nine between 1992 and 1993.
– AC Milan are the only side in Serie A history to have scored 2+ goals in each of their first 11 games.
– Genoa’s Goran Pandev has scored three Serie A goals against Milan, including one in the most recent meeting, in March 2020 – that Milan’s last defeat in the competition.
– The only goal scored by Milan’s Sandro Tonali in Serie A came at the Marassi against Genoa, for Brescia in October 2019.
– Milan’s striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been involved in five goals (two goals, three assists) in his four Serie A matches against Genoa at the Marassi.