The race for the top-four hots up in Italy as Inter Milan host AS Roma in a crucial Serie A match at San Siro Stadium, in Milan, on Saturday night (IST).
What competition it is? Serie A
Teams: Inter Milan and AS Roma
Kick Off: Saturday 21 April
Match Timing: 12:00 AM (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.
Inter Milan and AS Roma are both chasing the Champions League places, and this is the fixture that could shape the top-4 in the Serie A.
But Inter are in a much better situation in that regard. For they are sitting at 3rd on the table, with a six-point advantage over Romas heading into this fixture. So in a sense, a draw would be accepted by the home, while the visitors would be left with too much ground to make in the remaining five games.
The Nerazzurri can even dream about clinching the 2nd place as Napoli, who are second, are seven points ahead on the table. If they achieve it, it would be a significant improvement for the side that has been on the downhill for more than the last half decade or so.
Roma meanwhile are having a topsy-turvy season, regularly picking up impressive points, only to be bogged down by unexpected results.
The biggest disappointment came in the Champions League as they were knocked out by FC Porto 4-3 on aggregate. That knock out blow proved to be the last straw for manager Eusebio Di Francesco who was soon sacked following the defeat against Porto.
Claudio Ranieri's start as the manager of Roma started with a 2-1 win over Empoli, but a run of two losses in three games showed the sheer enormity of the task that awaits the former Leicester manager.
But there are signs that the Giallarossi I are heading in the right direction. Two consecutive wins in the last two games certainly make a case in that regard.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Inter Milan – L W L W D W
AS Roma – W L L D W W
ROM vs INT Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Inter Milan vs AS Roma Team News:
Injured – Sime Vrsaljko and Marcelo Brozovic are both out for the hosts.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Borja Valero is carrying a knock and will be monitored before the match.
Note: Matias Vecino is ready to come into the midfield for the injured Marcelo Brozovic. Argentine hot-shot Mario Icardi is expected to start up front at the expense of Lautaro Martinez.
Watch out for Icardi, for he has scored the most goals in the second half, 10 to be precise.
Key Players – Mario Icardi, Ivan Perisic
Injured – As for AS Roma, Davide Santon, Rick Karsdorp, and Diego Perotti are out.
While captain Captain Danieli de Rossi is suffering from a muscular problem and was a doubt before the match due to a muscular problem. But he has been left out by the manager, and so will be missing the clash against Inter.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: With Rossi out, expect Steven Nzonzi to start in the midfield. And a piece of good news for Roma fans that Aleksandar Kolarov has served his suspension and is available for selection.
Key Players – Zaniolo, El Shaarawy, Dzeko
ROM vs INT Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Inter Milan– Handanovic (GK), Asamoah, Vrij, Skriniar, D'Ambrosio, Valero, Vecino, Politano, Nainggolan, Perisic, Icardi
AS Roma– Mirante (GK), Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov, Cristante, Nzonzi, Shaarawy, Pellegrini, Zaniolo, Dzeko
ROM vs INT Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Inter Milan are in a good place as far as the top-4 is concerned. In fact, they could move to within four points of Napoli in second place. While AS Roma are coming into this match on the back of two consecutive wins and will be feeling good for the game.
But we expect the hosts to avoid a defeat here.
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