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| On Apr 17, 2021 7:35 PM IST

MIL vs GEN Dream11 Tips for AC Milan vs Genoa Serie A Fixtures 18 April


MIL vs GEN Dream11: Genoa travels to the San Siro to take on AC Milan in the Serie A. The Scudetto seems out of sight for AC Milan at the moment as they sit 9 points off their fierce rivals, Inter. But they go into this game with a degree of confidence with 2 games from their last 3 games. Genoa, on the other hand, are in 13th place, comfortably above the relegation zone and 4 points off the top top-half of the table. They are winless in their last 2 games with a disappointing 1-1 draw to Fiorentina and a 3-1 loss to reigning champions, Juventus.

Date: 18th April, Sunday
Kick-Off: 4 pm (IST)
Venue: San Siro, Milan

Serie A Table: AC Milan is in 2nd place with Genoa in the 13th spot.

WATCH Serie A Live Stream and Match Score on Sony Sports Network/Sony Liv in India

Recent Form
Genoa: LDWDL

Head-to-Head (last 5 meetings):
AC Milan – 3
Draw – 1
Genoa – 1

MIL vs GEN Today Match Prediction Details

AC Milan News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Right back, Davide Calabria continues to remain sidelined with a meniscus injury.
• Zlatan Ibrahimovic received his marching orders against Parma and will be suspended for this game.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Pierre Kalulu started at right-back against Parma but Diogo Dalot should get the nod for this one.
• Frank Kessie and Ismael Bennacer should continue in the midfield pivot.
• Rafael Leao was excellent off the bench against Parma and will replace the suspended Ibrahimovic.

AC Milan Starting XI (likely)

Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK)
Diogo Dalot
Simon Kjaer
Fikayo Tomori
Theo Hernandez
Ismael Bennacer
Franck Kessie
Alexis Saelemaekers
Hakan Calhanoglu
Ante Rebic
Rafael Leao

Genoa News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Davide Zappacosta picked up a hamstring injury and will be unavailable for this game.
• Luca Pellegrini will continue to be sidelined until the end of this month.
• Domenico Criscito received his 5th booking of the season and will be suspended.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Edoardo Goldaniga and Cristian Zapata should start in defence over Ivan Radovanovic and the suspended Domenico Criscito.
• Paolo Ghiglione and Lennart Czyborra should replace Davide Biraschi and Zappacosta on the flanks.
• Mattia Destro can replace Goran Pandev upfront.

Genoa Starting XI (likely)

Mattia Perin (GK)
Edoardo Goldaniga
Cristian Zapata
Andrea Masiello
Paolo Ghiglione
Valon Behrami
Filippo Melegoni
Kevin Strootman
Lennart Czyborra
Mattia Destro
Gianluca Scamacca

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Rafael Leao – The 21-year-old has 11 goal contributions (6 goals and 5 assists) this season which is quite impressive. He even came off the bench to score against Parma as well and will look to continue the same form. He has 34 successful dribbles as well at a 62% completion rate.

Mattia Destro – With 11 goal contributions (10 goals and 1 assist) in 16 starts this season, Mattia Destro will look to cause some early damage to AC Milan. He has also scored 10 of his 17 shots on target at a 59% shot conversion rate. He also bagged an assist in Genoa’s last game as they were held to a 1-1 draw.

Differential Pick

Hakan Calhanoglu – Hakan Calhanoglu has consistently been the creative spark in AC Milan’s midfield all season. He has 2 goals and 8 assists while creating 86 chances and maintaining a pass accuracy of 84%. He has also whipped in a massive 60 accurate crosses at a 34% success rate and succeeded in 64% of his dribbles. Genoa will have to be very cautious with the Turkish international as he plays in the centre of attacking midfield and all of Milan’s attacks either go through him or are kicked off by him.

MIL vs GEN Dream 11 Teams

Goalkeeper – Perin
Defenders – Kjaer, Hernandez, Dalot
Midfielders – Calhanoglu, Strootman, Ghiglione, Saelemaekers
Forwards – Rebic, Destro (VC), Leao (C)

Likely Winner:

Earlier in the season, AC Milan would’ve been the clear favourites to win this game but of late they have been more susceptible. A Pierre Kalulu goal in the 80th minute was necessary to prevent them from losing the last time the two sides met this season. Genoa will want to get all 3 points from the game as do AC Milan, although there isn’t a lot of stake for either side. Il Rossoneri is just 4 points from dropping out of the Champions League spots and a win in the MIL vs GEN Today Match Prediction will further improve their bid to qualify for Europe’s elite competition.

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