In one of the biggest fixture in Serie A, Inter Milan host high-flying Atalanta in the league action at San Siro Stadium, in Milan, on Sunday night (IST).
What competition it is? Serie A
Teams: Inter Milan and Atalanta
Kick Off: Sunday 07 April
Match Timing: 09:30 PM (IST)
Where the game is played? San Siro Stadium (80,018)
TV Info: Ten Sports Network has the rights to stream Serie A matches in India.
To be true, Inter Milan were never in the race for the Scudetto. Juventus were the out and out favorite for the title, while Napoli were backed to run the Old Lady close.
While for Inter Milan, the most genuine target was to secure a top-4 finish and thus qualify for the Champions Legaue next season. So in a sense, the Nerazzurri are on course to achieve that target. For the reason that they are 3rd on the table having accumulated 56 points from 30 matches.
But still, it feels as if Inter have underachieved this season. Part of it because of the position Inter were in the cup competitions.
Inter couldn’t make it past the group stage of the Champions League despite in a very strong situation. While over in the Europa League, their journey was cut short by Frankfurt Eintracht.
No wonder, manager Luciano Spalletti is coming under pressure of late. The fact that Jose Mourinho is without a club hasn’t helped either. Spalletti knows that a 3rd place finish is of paramount importance as far as saving his job is concerned.
Inter are coming into this match on the back of just two wins in the last 6 league games. They lost twice in that period, including a 0-1 home loss against Lazio last week before returning to winning ways with a 0-4 mauling of Genoa.
Atalanta, meanwhile, have enjoyed a successful league campaign. They are 5th on the table with just 1 point separating them from the Champions League places.
Atalanta’s rise is a big surprise and many are wondering f they have the potential to sustain it. But Inter manager doesn’t think that their rise is a fluke and they can genuinely target the top-4.
The big reason behind the rise of Gli Orobici is the form of striker Duván Zapata. The 28-year-old Columbian striker has scored a magnificent 20 league goals so far in the season.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Inter Milan – D W W W D D
Atalanta – D W L W L W
INT vs ATN Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Inter Milan vs Atalanta Team News:
Injured – Inter will be without three players here as Sime Vrsaljko, Stefan de Vrij, and Lautaro Martinez all will be missing the match due to their respective injuries.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Manager Luciano Spalletti brought back Mario Icardi to this line-up for the game against Girona. The Argentine scored from the penalty spot to feel at home in the side he has been out for the disciplinary reasons.
Key Players – Mario Icardi, Ivan Perisic
Injured – None. The visitors are at full strength.
Suspended – Atalanta have some decisions to make as their 20-goal hitman is suspended for this match.
Questionable – None.
Note: Musa Barrow is expected to fill in for the suspended Zapata but other options are also available for manager Gian Piero Gasperini. Mario Pasalic may start as well playing in a false nine position, replacing Josip Ilicic in the playing 11.
Key Players – Alejandro Gomez, Josip Ilicic
INT vs ATN Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Inter Milan– Handanovic (GK), Asamoah, M<iranda, Skriniar, D’Ambrosio, Brozovic, Gagliardini, Perisic, Politano, Nainggolan, Icardi
Atalanta– Gollini (GK), Palomino, Djimsiti, Mancini, Gosens, Roon, Freuler, Hateboer, Gomez, Ilicic, Barrow
INT vs ATN Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Inter Milan have their last four home games against Atalanta, while the visitors are coming into this match on the back of 5 wins in the last six away matches.
But Atalanta are shorthanded in the absence of Zapata, and we back the hosts to win the match.
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