Four-game streak on the line: All the key stats ahead of Milan vs. Genoa

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan can take a big step towards securing second place in the Serie A table this evening when they host Genoa at the San Siro.

Milan have the opportunity to mathematically secure qualification for next year’s Supercoppa Italiana with a win. However, without the support of Curva Sud and with Stefano Pioli heading for the exit door, it will be a strange atmosphere.

Our pre-match preview has the latest team news and opposition insight, while below are the best stats ahead of the game.

➤ AC Milan have won each of their last four Serie A matches against Genoa. In their top-flight history, only once have Milan had a longer winning run against the Grifone – seven wins between 1959 and 1963.

➤ Genoa have failed to score in their last three league matches against AC Milan and could equal their longest streak without finding the net against the Devil in the competition – four games in a row which they managed between 1965-1974 and between 2011-2013.

➤ Across all competitions, Milan are winless in each of their last five matches (D2 L3). Under manager Stefano Pioli they have only recorded a longer winless streak once before – a run of seven between January and February 2023 (D2 L5).

➤ AC Milan have lost their last two home games across all competitions (vs Roma and Inter) and could suffer three defeats in a row at home for the first time since between February and March 2014 (vs Atlético de Madrid, Juventus and Parma) under Clarence Seedorf.

➤ Genoa won last time out in Serie A (3-0 vs Cagliari) and could win back-to-back matches for only the second time in the league this season – having previously done so vs Salernitana and Lecce in January. However, the last time the Rossoblù kept a clean sheet in two games in a row in the competition was between February and March 2022 (a run of four in that case).

➤ Genoa have only lost one of their last nine Serie A away matches (W3 D5), with their only defeat on the road in this period coming at San Siro against Inter (1-2 in March 2024).

➤ Genoa have scored the fewest goals from crosses (3) in Serie A this season. Meanwhile, AC Milan have conceded the fewest goals from such situations (2) this season.

➤ Christian Pulisic scored the winning goal for Milan in the reverse match (1-0 in October). The American international has found the net 10 times in Serie A in 2023/24, with all of his last seven coming against teams currently in the bottom part of the table.

➤ This match will see the player with the most big chances created (Rafael Leão, 17) go up against the one with the most chances created from set play in the league this season (Albert Gudmundsson, 47).

➤ Among the players of newly promoted teams in the Big five European leagues this season, no one has scored more than Albert Gudmundsson (14) – including five across his last seven Serie A appearances.

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