Inter make the trip to a struggling Crotone on Saturday in a bid to continue their impressive start to the Serie A season under manager Luciano Spalletti.
The Nerazzurri boast a perfect record in their opening three games, having won every match by a two goal margin and with Crotone failing to score in any of their games thus far, it could be a question of how many Inter can rack up on the road as they look to maintain their place at the top of the table.
Inter are expected to have a comfortable day on Saturday, and here’s how they could lineup:
Samir Handanović is the undisputed starting keeper at Inter and that is not expected to be any different on Saturday.
With only one goal conceded in the opening three games, Spalletti is likely to keep his back-line consistent by naming the same players who shutout SPAL last week.
They will seemingly be set for a comfortable afternoon as Crotone are yet to score this season, however the home side have recent history to look back on for encouragement as their 2-1 win last season could yet offer Inter something to think about.
A solid midfield which possesses the ability to attack and defend as a unit has been instrumental in Inter’s impressive start to the season, and don’t expect that to change on Saturday.
Although not one to grab the headlines, expect Borja Valero to run the game on Saturday after making an immediate impression in his first season with Inter which has seen him quickly become a linchpin in Spalletti’s set-up.
Mauro Icardi is seemingly scoring goals for fun and is likely to smell blood against a Crotone side who sit in the bottom three of the table, and with Inter running like a well oiled machine so far this season the Argentinian could very well see his season tally of five goals receive a serious top-up on Saturday.