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The Serie A fixture at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Wednesday will see hosts Inter Milan take on Sassuolo.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Inter Milan v Sassuolo, scroll down - plus the latest betting odds.
Inter Milan, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-1 Serie A victory against Bologna.
In that match, Inter Milan managed 45% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Inter Milan was Romelu Lukaku (32'). Bologna got 12 shots at goal with 2 on target.
Their latest results highlight the fact that it has been a great time for the Inter Milan rearguard. Nerazzurri have been mean at the back, with the number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their past six games standing at 2. That trend won’t necessarily be continued into this game, however.
Their prior results show that Inter Milan:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Sassuolo in their previous 4 matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 11 league matches at home. They have been so resilient here.
In their previous game, Sassuolo drew 2-2 in the Serie A tie with Roma.
In that game, Sassuolo managed 69% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For Sassuolo, the goalscorers were Hamed Junior Traorè (57') and Giacomo Raspadori (85'). Roma had 11 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Lorenzo Pellegrini (26') and Bruno Peres (69') scored for Roma.
Sassuolo have attacked well in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 11 times in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Sassuolo can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same clashes.
Their prior results show that Sassuolo:
- have not won against Inter Milan when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- remain undefeated by Inter Milan when they've played them away from home in the last 5 league games. A solid away record against them.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 12/05/2018, both clubs have shared the honours with Inter Milan winning 2 of those games, Sassuolo 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A combined sum of 20 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 11 for Nerazzurri and 9 for Sassuolo. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The previous league clash between these sides was Serie A match day 9 on 28/11/2020 when it finished Sassuolo 0-3 Inter Milan.
That day, Sassuolo had 65% possession and 13 shots on goal with 3 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Vlad Chiricheș (14' Own goal).
On the other side, Inter Milan got 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Alexis Sánchez (4') and Roberto Gagliardini (60') scored.
The referee was Massimiliano Irrati.
Team News: Inter Milan
Ivan Perisic (Muscle Fatigue) and Aleksandar Kolarov (Muscle Fatigue) won’t be playing for Inter gaffer Antonio Conte. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Marcelo Brozovic and Alessandro Bastoni.
Team News: Sassuolo
Sassuolo boss Roberto De Zerbi has some current player fitness concerns. Filippo Romagna (Patella rupture), Grégoire Defrel (Adductor problems), Kaan Ayhan (Corona virus), Mert Müldür (Quarantine), Manuel Locatelli (Quarantine), Domenico Berardi (Adductor problems), Mehdi Bourabia (Hamstring Injury), Francesco Caputo (Lumbago) and Gian Marco Ferrari (Quarantine) are those who can’t be considered.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Sassuolo are dangerous enough to score against this Inter Milan outfit, however it might not quite be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re tipping both teams to score in a 2-1 winning score for Inter Milan when the full-time whistle blows. Definitely a tough call.
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
⭐ Key Player: Romelu Lukaku
Usually taking up the Striker position, Romelu Lukaku was born in Antwerp, Belgium. After having made a senior debut playing for RSC Anderlecht in the 2009 - 2010 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 19 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 26 appearances.