Inter are set to take on Sassuolo in a Serie A clash at MAPEI Stadium on Saturday. Although the Nerazzurri triumphed over Barcelona in the Champions League in midweek. They have succumbed to successive defeats to Udinese and Roma in the domestic competition. Simone Inzaghi is under pressure to deliver as his troops have misfired horribly. This season and sit in ninth spot with 12 points from eight matches.
Sassuolo have won eight of their 18 meetings against Inter in Serie A (D2 L8), against no other team have they have achieved more top-flight wins (level with Sampdoria and Genoa).
Sassuolo won their last league match against Inter (2-0 at the Meazza on 20th February), after gaining just two points in their previous six matches – the last time they had two wins in a row against the Nerazzurri in Serie A was between 2017 and 2018 (four).
There hasn’t been a single draw in the nine previous meetings between Sassuolo and Inter at the MAPEI Stadium in Serie A: four Neroverdi wins and five for the Nerazzurri (including each of the last three).
Sassuolo have won their last two league games without conceding a goal, never in their history in Serie A have they recorded three wins in a row while keeping a clean sheet.
Only Barcelona (six) have recorded more clean sheets than Sassuolo (five) this season in the top five European leagues. The Neroverdi have so far conceded eight goals in eight matches – in their history they have always conceded at least 10 goals in the first nine matches of a Serie A season.
Sassuolo vs Inter date & kick-off time
Game: Sassuolo vs Inter
Date: October 8, 2022
Kick-off: 13.00 GMT
Venue: MAPEI Stadium, Italy
Stream: fuboTV (start with a free trial)
Sassuolo vs Inter Milan team news
Inter team news
Inter are still unsure about Romelu Lukaku, who is on the final lap of his recovery from a thigh injury. So, Edin Dzeko will partner with Lautaro Martinez up front. Joaquin Correa is sidelined after he picke up a hamstring injury.
Hakan Calhanoglu should start along with Henrikh Mkhitaryan in midfield alongside Nicolo Barella. Croatian Marcelo Brozovic is unavailable due to a thigh injury that he picked up during the international break.
Samir Handanovic should start between the sticks and is likely to be shielded by a back-three of Milan Skriniar. Stefan de Vrij and Alessandro Bastoni, with Denzel Dumfries on the right flank.
Sassuolo Team News
After the fantastic display in the 5-0 win over Salernitana last time out, head coach Alessio Dionisi will likely resist the temptation. Of making many changes to the side that started that game.
Domenico Berardi has been struggling with a muscle injury and Sassuolo’s game on Saturday would come too soon for the 28-year-old.
He is joined on the hosts’ injury list by the likes of Junior Traorè (Metatarsal Fracture), Grégoire Defrel (Metatarsal Fracture), and Mert Müldür (Ankle Fracture).
Sassuolo vs Inter Milan Prediction
Sassuolo will be encouraged by their recent form and their win in this fixture the last time the two teams met. However, the pressure is firmly on Inter right now after four defeats in eight games, but the victory over Barcelona might just be the turning point for them.
It should be close, but expect the visitors to prevail narrowly.
Prediction: Sassuolo 1-2 Inter Milan
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