Coach Marino is likely to field his best available team, with Jorquera in support of Gilardino.
Genoa are still struggling with defensive injuries, so captain Rossi will play at left-back.
In midfield there is competition for places between Veloso and Seymour.
Inter must maintain their performance level after the morale-boosting victory against AC Milan in the league. Ranieri may rest some of the players that have helped the team rise from the lower part of the table in order to avoid fatigue for the league run.
Genoa put in a very good performance in the league against Udinese, scoring three goals against what was then Serie A's best defence (now Juventus'). Coach Marino will stick with more or less the same team in order for his players to adapt to his playing style.
Expect Inter to be aggressive and to try to control the game. The home side may commit a few errors as some players have not played in quite a long time so may be a little rusty. Gilardino is still waiting for his first goal in his new shirt, and he knows the San Siro well - he may need special attention from Inter's defenders. In the long run, Ranieri's team should prevail, though they may need substitutes to do so.
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