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Inter Milan will be taking on visiting opponents Sampdoria at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in the Serie A game on Saturday.
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Inter Milan, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 0-2 Serie A triumph versus Crotone.
In that game, Inter Milan had 62% possession and 23 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Inter Milan, goals were scored by Christian Eriksen (69') and Achraf Hakimi (92'). On the other side, Crotone had 6 shots on goal with 1 on target.
Under three goals per match were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Inter Milan have been involved. In terms of the goal weighting during this period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 3 and Nerazzurri managed the sum of 8. Such a trend won’t necessarily be continued into this next game, however.
Coming into this contest, Inter Milan are undefeated in their previous 14 league matches at home. What a fantastic run.
Sampdoria head into the meeting following a 2-0 Serie A win to defeat Roma in their last outing.
In that game, Sampdoria had 53% possession and 13 shots on goal with 7 on target. For Sampdoria, the goals were scored by Adrien Silva (45') and Jakub Jankto (65'). On the other side, Roma had 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
For 5 of the previous 6 games involving Sampdoria, a relatively low number of goals have been scored between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game in that spell is a meagre 2, with the number of goals averaged by i Blucerchiati equalling 1.17.
Going into this encounter, Sampdoria haven't won against Inter Milan when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head clashes going back to 18/03/2018 tells us that Inter Milan have won 5 of these & Sampdoria 1, with the tally of drawn games being 0.
In all, 19 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 14 of them from Nerazzurri and 5 for i Blucerchiati. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
The previous league contest featuring the two was Serie A match day 16 on 06/01/2021 when it finished Sampdoria 2-1 Inter Milan.
On that day, Sampdoria managed 38% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Goals were scored by Antonio Candreva (23') and Keita Baldé (38').
Inter Milan had 24 shots on goal with 7 on target. Stefan de Vrij (65') scored.
The match was refereed by Paolo Valeri.
Team News: Inter Milan
Aleksandar Kolarov (Muscle Fatigue) and Arturo Vidal (Unknown Injury) will be missing for Inter manager Antonio Conte.
Team News: Sampdoria
Thanks to a largely healthy squad, there is just the lone fitness issue for the Sampdoria boss Claudio Ranieri to be concerned about. Ernesto Torregrossa (Calf Problems) won’t be playing here.
It’s likely that Sampdoria may well find it hard to be scoring even one goal against a Inter Milan lineup who appear set to dominate this game and keep it tight in defence.
We’re going for a convincing 3-0 margin for Inter Milan by the conclusion of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (78,275)
Captain: Samir Handanovič
Chairman: Steven Zhang
Manager: Antonio Conte
Competitions: Serie A position 1
🔑 Star Man: Lautaro Martínez
Generally taking up the Striker position, Lautaro Martínez was born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina. After having played his first senior match for Racing Club in the 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 15 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 34 appearances.