Date: 20th August 2021 at 7:27pm
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Reigning Serie A champions Inter face Genoa in their first match of the new season much changed, but still with a strong record against their opponents.

Inter have won their last six Serie A matches against Genoa by an aggregate score of 21-0, which is the Grifone’s longest run without a goal against a top flight opponent. Genoa though, are unbeaten in their last five season openers.

Further to that, Inter have drawn only one of their last 10 season openers in Serie A, and that came back in 2014 when they were held 0-0 by Torino. Plus, Inter have won their last 16 home matches.

LIVE – Inter v Genoa – Probable line-ups

New coach Simone Inzaghi is likely to keep the Inter team as settled as possible, with a three-man defence, five in midfield and two up top. Alexis Sanchez, Roberto Gagliardini and Christian Eriksen are all unavailable for Inter, while Lautaro Martinez is suspended. 

Inter: Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Darmian, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic; Sensi; Dzeko

Genoa: Sirigu; Biraschi; Vanheusden, Criscito; Sabelli, Sturaro, Badelj, Hernani, Cambiaso; Destro, Ekuban

Inter v Genoa – Match Stats

  • Inter are unbeaten in the last 17 games when they have started the season at home (W14 D3), while their last such defeat was back in 1987 (0-2 v Pescara).
  • Inter have won their last 16 home matches, only three teams have had a longer winning home streak in the competition: Torino in 1948 (21), AC Milan in 1950 (19) and Juventus in 2014 (25) and 2017 (33).
  • Genoa have won their last two away games without conceding: they have registered three such wins in a row without conceding in the top-flight only once before in their history, in January 2009 under Gian Piero Gasperini.
  • On Saturday August 21, 2021, Inter will play a match as the title-holders for the first time since 22/05/2011 when they faced Catania (3-1 under Leonardo, 3,744 days ago).
  • This could be Edin Dzeko’s 200th appearance. The new Inter striker has been involved in eight Serie A goals against Genoa – three goals, five assists – against no other side has he had a hand in more goals.
  • Genoa midfielder Hernani has had a hand in two goals in his last two Serie A meetings against Inter, one at the Stadio Meazza in October 2020 and one at the Stadio Tardini last March.

Where can I watch Inter v Genoa in Serie A?

Serie A can be followed all over the world with Paramount+ holding the rights in the , and CBS Sports Network broadcasting one game per week as well. In the UK, BT Sport have the rights to Serie A and will show around 200 games over the course of the season.

How to follow Genoa v Inter in the  LIVE?

If you’re living in the USA, you can view the Inter v Genoa fixture on Paramount+, with the station having signed a deal which gives them a significant portion of Serie A broadcasts for the 2021/22 season.

How to follow Genoa v Inter in the UK LIVE?

If you’re living in the UK, you can view the Inter v Genoa fixture on BT Sport 1, with the subscription service having retained the rights to broadcast Serie A in 2021/22.