Inter Milan vs Sassuolo Match Preview & Prediction
Third place internazionale play host to Sassuolo in an exciting but tricky Serie A tie on Wednesday night.
Antonio Conte’s men know they have the chance to go within six points of Juventus with a win at the San Siro as the chase for the title slowly reaches its most vital stage.
Conte’s men defeated Sampdoria 2-1 on their return from the enforced pandemic break with goals from Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez handing them all 3 points. Inter are on a run of 9 home games without defeat and with almost a guaranteed place in the top 4, inter continue to push both Lazio and Juventus close as the season comes to its closing moments. Considering how strong inter have been at home this season, it’s hard to look past them for this one. The winter arrivals of Christian Eriksen and Ashley young have boosted the team and Eriksen in particular has shown he can link perfectly with the two strikers upfront to devastating effect.
Predicted Inter XI: Handanovic, Godin, de Vrij, Skriniar, Candreva, Gagliardini, Barella, Young, Eriksen, Lukaku, Martinez.
Sassuolo on the other hand suffered a heavy defeat to Atalanta in the last round of fixtures and have quite a number of problems of their own especially at the back. Early season performances mean Relegation may not be an immediate problem for Sassuolo but performances need to improve to ensure they do not fall further down the table. While there were signs before the break that they could push for Europa league places with a decent run of form, they have blown hot and cold a lot this season and a lack of consistency has them stuck firmly in mid table.
Predicted Sassuolo XI: Consigli, Muldur, Ferrari, Chiriches, Kyriakopoulos, Obiang, Locatelli, Berardi, Djuricic, Boga, Caputo.
On the injury front, Antonio Conte will be without midfield anchorman Marcelo Brozovic and Stefano Sensi but should be pleased to have Diego Godin back and ready to return to the starting line up.
For Sassuolo, Jeremy Toljan is out with an injury he picked up against Atalanta while Marlon Santos is suspended.
Inter Milan vs Sassuolo Head to Head
The last time these two teams met at the home of Sassuolo, Inter ran out 4-3 winners on the night with Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku each bagging a brace on that occasion. Inter have won 3 of the last 5 meetings, keeping a clean sheet in two of those wins. It has also been 2 years since Sassuolo tasted victory over Inter.
Inter Milan vs Sassuolo Match Prediction
- Inter Win
- Over 0.5 First Half Goal
- Lukaku/Lautaro Anytime Goalscorers
- Over 1.5 Match Goals
- Goals in Both Halves
- Both Teamss To Score