Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan travel to relegation-battling Genoa on Saturday.
There’s little at stake for the visitors here, with champions Juventus beyond their reach at the top spot and Champions League qualification already secured for next season.
Still, they’re still fighting to finish as runners-up, heading into this set of fixtures one point behind surprise package Atalanta in second place.
Inter have spent most of the campaign looking like genuine title-challengers, but in the few weeks before and after lockdown, they’ve fallen away.
They’ve proven robust and difficult to beat with the joint-fewest defeats in the league - just four alongside Juventus - but their big problem has been converting close contests into wins, having drawn 10 matches this season - twice as many as the champions - including three of their last five games. Another draw here is priced at a generous 16/5.
Genoa can move one step closer to securing their Serie A status here, and have shown real fight in recent weeks to move away from the relegation zone. They’ve won three of their last four matches, including back-to-back wins over Lecce and Sampdoria coming into this clash.
But they’ll have their work cut out if they’re to keep that good form going here, given their recent form against Inter. Last season they lost 5-0 away before a 4-0 tonking at home. They were thrashed once again in the reverse fixture at the San Siro shortly before Christmas, another 4-0 defeat with Romelu Lukaku getting on the scoresheet twice.
The former Manchester United striker is up to 21 league goals in his debut season in Serie A, and is priced at 8/11 to score anytime here and 3/1 to bag another brace against Genoa.
We recommend backing a comfortable Inter win here. They’ve not been at their very best of late, but they’ve enjoyed themselves against Genoa, scoring 13 goals without reply in the last three meetings. A 4-0 win is priced at 22/1, while to win by any four-goal or more margin is 17/2.
*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change