Inter vs Spezia: time to win 3 Serie A games in a row for the first time under Simone Inzaghi
Inter, with Spezia the strongest attacking host in the league, having the most elusive defense in the league in what could be an awesome game. Match tomorrow Wednesday at 6.30 p.m. CET.
Inter have come out of a series of important games after performing very well and are now back in the title race.
The Nerazzurri will host the modest Spezia on this matchday midweek with a three-point eye to keep the pressure on the two teams ahead of them in the standings.
Welcoming the team with the worst defensive record in the league will certainly bolster Simone Inzaghi’s expectations of a result here, especially on the back of some good performances in important games.
Despite the injuries, expect Izaghi to turn the starting XI to some extent. Many expected Nicolo Barella to rest against Venezia last week, which ultimately did not happen, and he will therefore be a prime candidate to send him back to the bench this week.
Inzaghi’s Inter are slowly taking shape no matter who is on the pitch. The young Italian tactician seems to transmit to his players his philosophy where the style of play takes precedence over the alignment.
On the other hand, the project of the coach of Spezia and legend of the tripleta Thiago Motta with his team seems to be falling apart. Not only is their defensive record poor, but the league’s minnows sit just one point above the drop zone and four points behind their closest rival.
The Liguria side really need to regain their defensive form if they are to avoid the Serie B crash this season.
That said, a game against Inzaghi’s top-flight Inter isn’t the best place to look for a clean sheet. Inter, as usual, cannot underestimate this game or let the recent successes go to their heads.
It’s a game Inter are prohibitively favorite to win, and must win.
It looks like Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal will both be allowed to be called up for the Matchday’s squad. Unfortunately, Matteo Darmian and Stefan DiVrij are both excluded from this match with Andrea Ranocchia and Aleksander Kolarov.
Likely alignment (3-5-2): Handanovic (C); Skriniar, Bastoni, D’Ambrosio; Dumfries, Calhanoglu, Brozovic, Gagliardini, Dimarco; Lautaro, Correa.
Last season: Inter 2 – 1 Spezia
The last 10 face to face: There are only two games that have been played between the two teams, Inter won once and drew last season.
Keep an eye on:
Lautaro Martinez: With a goal scored in the last two consecutive league games, it looks like Lautaro has regained his goal shoes.
A lot is expected of the Argentine this season and despite a reasonable start to the season Interisti will always want to see more finished products from El Toro.
Arbitrator: Davide Ghersini.
Assistants: Marchi and Macaddino.
Fourth official: Paterna.
VAR: Mazzoleni and Mondin.
Prediction and final remarks
Prediction & scorers: Inter 4 – 0 Spezia. Lautaro and Dzeko tripled to win the three points for the hosts.
Final remarks: Inter need a soft game to change. Expect Izaghi to allow its players a bit of freedom and expression.