Prediction Serie A: Inter - Sassuolo
- Title : Prediction Serie A: Inter - Sassuolo
It is finally time for the recovery of the Inter-Sassuolo game that was postponed, 28th matchday of Serie A, postponed beacuse of the Covid cases within the Nerazzurri team. Antonio Conte's team comes from an important away win against Bologna, while Sassuolo drew 2-2 with Roma. Inter-Sassuolo is a very important game for the Nerazzurri to get closer and closer to the Scudetto, Sassuolo however, do not have that much to play for.
Excellent form from Inter, who continue to grind points and top as favourites for the championship. The Nerazzurri are returning from a 0-1 away win against Bologna, with Lukaku scoring once again. Antonio Conte's team is first in the standings with 68 points, plus eight now from Milan, who are second. Inter have the second best attack in Serie A and the second best defense, with 66 goals scored and only 26 conceded in 28 games. The Nerazzurri have won nine games consecutively and will not want to stop. San Siro is a golden fort for Inter, who have lost only once at home throughout the whole season.
Sassuolo has alot of ups and downs this season, and struggles to find continuity of results. At the moment De Zerbi's men are in ninth place in the standings, with 40 points accumulated, now out of the fight for a place in the Europa League. The last match was drawn 2-2 at home against Roma, indicating a lack of defense, also considering the 46 goals conceded so far in the league. Away, Sassuolo have not won since they played Crotone on February 14. The goals scored by the Sassuolo are 47, even two more than Lazio, sixth. So far in the league there have been 10 wins, 10 draws and eight defeats, with an average of 1.6 goals conceded, and 1.7 goals scored.
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic; Skriniar, de Vrij, Ranocchia; Hakimi, Eriksen, Sensi, Barella, Young; Martinez, Lukaku. Coach. Conte
Sassuolo (4-2-3-1): Consigli; Muldur, Chiriches, Ferrari, Rogerio; Locatelli, Obiang; Traorè, Djuricic, Boga; Raspadori. Coach. De Zerbi
(Locatelli is in doubt for this game and might be replaced)
Inter and Sassuolo have faced each other 15 times in their entire history since Sassuolo climbed to the top league. In fact, the Serie A record is six wins for Inter, two draws and seven wins for Sassuolo. At the San Siro there are only two Nerazzurri victories, confirming Sassuolo even more as a very hard opponent for Inter.
However, Inter are stronger and more hungry than ever and confirming the break of this trend when they played Sassuolo away form home, and won 0-3.
Inter have a team so much stronger and considering the fact that Sassuolo will play without Berardi, and maybe even Locatelli. This match should only go in one direction.
Motivation? Quality? Injurys? Inter look better on all fronts.
My bet will be Inter -1.5.
|Start Time||00:00 : 01-Jan-01|