Simone Inzaghi‘s side lead Juventus by four points and hold an 11-point cushion to third-placed AC Milan. They will be looking to end what has been a good 2023 on another high note in Liguria.
Genoa vs Inter: Predicted line-ups
Simone Inzaghi will have a decision to make around who starts on the right. Firstly, Denzel Dumfries will be evaluated to potentially return, following his injury on Matchday 14 against Napoli at the start of December.
Benjamin Pavard could start, but after Yann Aurel-Bisseck‘s impressive performance against Lecce, there is a debate to be had about him staying in the starting XI.
After his injury against Bologna in the Coppa Italia, Lautaro Martinez will be evaluated but he looks unlikely to start the Grifone. As a result, Marko Arnautovic could be named from the first minute.
Mateo Retegui has not featured for the Rossoblu since their game against Monza on December 10, but he is due to return to the XI. Junior Messias is also ready to return but will do so from the bench.
Genoa predicted XI vs Inter (3-5-2): Martinez; Dragusin, Bani, De Winter; Sabelli, Malinovskyi, Badelj, Frendrup, Vasquez; Retegui, Gudmundsson.
Inter predicted XI vs Genoa (3-5-2): Sommer; Bisseck, Acerbi, Bastoni; Darmian, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Carlo Augusto; Thuram, Arnautovic.
Serie A: When does Genoa vs Inter start?
Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 18 fixture of Genoa vs Inter is set for 20:45 CET, local time in Italy, on Friday, December 29.
For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 19:45 GMT. That is 14:45 EDT / 11:45 PDT in the United States.
Serie A: Where to watch Genoa vs Inter
For fans in the United States, Genoa vs Inter will be on Paramount+ along with other fixtures on Serie A Matchday 18.
Genoa vs Inter will be shown on TNT Sports 2 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.