Genoa vs. AC Milan: Preview and TV schedule

Claudio Villa

AC Milan have now won two games on the bounce, and will look to make that three against an inconsistent Genoa.

There seem to be signs of improvement at AC Milan, with Clarence Seedorf's side having strung consecutive wins together against Fiorentina and Chievo Verona. However, we've seen plenty of rossoneri false dawns already this season, and it remains to be seen whether they're actually really making great progress under the Dutch coach, who may well be replaced in the summer if he doesn't impress over the final seven games.

Genoa may be down in 13th and in inconsistent form but they're still only three points behind Milan, and Gian Piero Gasperini has made them into a pretty stubborn unit. He's occasionally dropped a man into midfield and swapped his 3-4-3 for a 3-5-2 this season, with his team invariably exceptionally well drilled in defence -- quite unlike how Milan have been over the last few campaigns.

Genoa will certainly be without Juraj Kucka for this match, while Matuzalém, Antonio Donnarumma and Šime Vrsaljko are in doubt. However, their injury list is nothing compared to Milan's, with Seedorf still missing Stephan El ShaarawyMattia De Sciglio and Sulley Muntari among others. Michael Essien faces a late fitness test.

Genoa injuries and suspensions

Out: Juraj Kucka (injured). In doubt: Matuzalém, Antonio Donnarumma, Šime Vrsaljko.

AC Milan injuries and suspensions

Out: Stephan El Shaarawy, Mattia De Sciglio, Andrea Petagna, Marco Amelia, Sulley Muntari (injured). In doubt: Michael Essien.

Projected lineups

Genoa: Mattia Perin; Giovanni Marchese, Sebastian De Maio, Nicolás Burdisso; Moussa Konaté, Luca Antonelli, Andrea Bertolacci, Stefano Sturaro, Marco Motta; Giuseppe Sculli, Alberto Gilardino.

AC Milan: Christian Abbiati; Urby Emanuelson, Philippe Mexès, Adil Rami, Daniele Bonera; Riccardo Montolivo, Nigel De Jong; Adel Taarabt, Kaká, Keisuke Honda; Mario Balotelli.

Match Date/Time: Monday, 8:45 p.m. local, 2:45 p.m. ET

Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy

TV: beIN Sports USA (U.S. - English), RAI Internazionale (U.S. and Canada - Italian), BT Sport 2 (U.K.), Sky Supercalcio HD, Sky Calcio 1, Premium Calcio, Sky Sport 1 HD Italia (Italy)

Online: beIN Sports Play (U.S. and Canada), BT Sport 2 (U.K.)

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