INT vs EMP Dream 11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Inter Milan will host Empoli in a pivotal last round of Serie A 2018-19 season hoping to secure a top-four finish at San Siro.
INT vs EMP Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Inter Milan can secure the Champions League football for the next season if they beat Empoli in their last game of the season. Currently, they sit fourth on the table; 1 point behind Atalanta.
Inter looked to have sealed the 3rd spot but a run of just one win in the last five games endangered their ambitions. During that run-in, Atalanta logged four wins to usurp Nerazzurri from third.
Empoli meanwhile are targetting the safety. Their chances of remaining in the top division looked bleak a month ago, but three wins in the last three matches, couple with Genoa’s torrid run helped them turn the tide in their favor.
Even if Empoli lose at San Siro, they will be safe provided Genoa lose away to Fiorentina.
Empoli won the last three games by an aggregate scoreline of 7-2. Pretty impressive.
Even a win in the last game won’t guarantee Luciano Spalletti‘s job as he has come under the immense pressure of late. The situation is compounded even further due to the availability of fan favorite Jose Mourinho. Inter’s treble-winning manager is out of the job since getting sacked by Manchester United in December.
Serie A match will be played between Inter Milan and Empoli at San Siro, in Milan. The ground has a capacity of 80,018. The game will start at 12:00 AM (IST), on Sunday midnight, May 26 (IST.
Sony Sports Network has the exclusive rights to broadcast Serie A matches in India. Premier members can also enjoy the live action on the official SonyLiv App.
Recent form (Last six matches) Inter Milan – W D D D W L Empoli – D L L W W W
Inter Milan Team News:
Right-back Sime Vrsaljko is out for the rest of the season.
No other injury concerns for the hosts ahead of this match.
Possible ins or outs of this game:
Changes are expected in the starting 11 from the side which was thumped 4-1 by Napoli.
Lautaro Martínez started the match at San Paolo Stadium. He may be dropped here with Mauro Icardi expected to start the match despite his long-standing spat with Inter fans and the manager. Also, this could be his last game for Inter as he is expected to leave the club this summer.
Danilo D’Ambrosio will continue to start at right-back, with Kwadwo Asamoah playing on the opposite flank.
Stefan de Vrij shook off an injury concern and is ready to partner Milan Skriniar at the back, replacing Joao Miranda.
Matias Vecino is back from suspension and will come straight into the XI at the expense of Roberto Gagliardini.
Potential Game Changers: Top fantasy picks and the points earned in the last few games
Francesco Caputo- 10.5, 3, 2.5 Ivan Perisic – 13.5, 3, 12 Ismael Bennacer – 3.5, 5.5, 4.5 Afriyie Acquah – 12.5 Giovanni Di Lorenzo – 18, 4, 2.5 Milan Skriniar – 11, 5, 7 Mauro Icardi – 2.5, 2.5
Breakdown of both team’s stats (Season 2018-19- Serie A)
Inter Milan | Empoli
Games Played: 37 | 37
Goals scored: 55 | 50
Goals conceded: 32 | 68
Shots: 433 | 316
On Target: 223 | 179
Attacks: 2084 | 1833
Possession: 56% | 49%
Corners: 293 | 186
Fouls Made: 448 | 437
Players in focus: Mauro Icardi – The season which started on a promise faded away with time. He has always been a figure attracting all sorts of negative publicity, and there were such reasons why he was removed from captaincy by Manager.
This could be his last game for the club and he will prefer to go out on a high. Expect him to be on fire in this game.
His stats for the season: Serie A
Minutes played: 2,334
Goals scored: 11
Key chances created: 52
One more reason to have him in your Dream11 team as your star player is his record against Empoli.
We back him to find the back of the net anytime.
While Francesco Caputo has been in great form of late. With 16 goals, this is by far his best season.
Goalkeeper: Samir Handanovic Defenders: M Silvestre, GD Lorenzo, K Asamoah, M Skriniar Midfielders: I Bennacer, M Vecino, I Perisic (VC), A Acquah Forwards:Icardi (C), Francesco Caputo
INT vs EMP Dream11 potential winner: AC Milan are huge favorites to win the game.