#InterStats Preview – Genoa vs Inter: Can Inter Build On The Momentum?

February 16, 2018 10:30
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Luciano Spalletti’s men avoided history last weekend when they won their first game after winless run of 8 matches. They will be hoping to build on the momentum when they travel to the Marassi to face Genoa, a team Inter have lost their last 4 away games at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in all competition. In those last 4 games, Genoa have drawn against Inter at half time but always ended up winning at full time. Below Saturday’s match is previewed using whoscored.com for what should be a presentable stage for the Nerazzurri to continue from last weekend’s winning spirit.

Attack:

The Nerazzurri have scored 40 goals this session, averaging 1.7 goals from 15.4 shots per game. Inter have scored at least one goal in their last five games and have also scored 15 goals on their travels this season. Genoa have scored 19 goals this term, just one more than Inter’s top scorer Mauro Icardi. The Grifone have scored 11 goals at home from 12 shots per game. Ex Nerazzurri player Diego Laxalt and Andrej Galabinov are the Grifone’s top scorers with just 3 goals each.

Defence:

Inter are the second best defensive side in the league along with Roma with 19 goals conceded from 12.1 shots per game. The boys from San Siro haven’t kept any clean sheet in their last five games and have conceded at least one goal in each of the games. The Nerazzurri have 16.2 tackles per game and 10.6 interceptions per game. D’Ambrosio average the best tackles per game and interceptions per game with 2.8 and 1.3 respectively. Skriniar have average 4.5 clearances per game and 0.7 block per game – with Miranda set to miss the match through Injury. Genoa have conceded 25 goals from 13.9 shots allowed per game. The Grifone have 14.5 tackles per game and 10.3 interceptions per game. Inter are well discipline with zero red card this season and the last time the two sides met two Genoa players were sent off.

Moving the ball:

Inter have made 487 short passes per game, 49 long balls per game, 29 crosses per game and just 1 through ball per game. 40% of Inter’s attacking plays comes from the right hand side. Borja Valero have average 65.5 passes per game and 91.4% pass success (only Skriniar has a better pass success with 91.5%). The Nerazzurri have recorded an average possession of 54.2% and 85.2% pass accuracy versus The Grifone’s 47% average possession and 77.8% pass accuracy.

WhoScored Rating Leaders:

The three best performers statistically at Inter this season are Perisic (7.37), Icardi (7.27) and Skriniar (7.26). While defenders Izzo (7.06), Zukanovic (7) and Spolli (6.97) are the three best rated players this season for Genoa.

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Daniel Etefia
By Daniel Etefia