It has been a challenging period for Nerazzurri, as they have struggled in their last six fixtures – in league and cup – with only one victory to show for their efforts.
Inter welcome a free scoring Lazio side on Saturday. Simone Inzaghi’s men are having a fantastic season, and currently sit 5th in the league; just four points behind their hosts.
Luciano Spalletti’s Inter side have endured a difficult spell which has seen them slide from the summit of Serie A to 3rd, five points off front runners Napoli.
It is that attack that has been a area of concern, as they have struggled to score consistently over recent weeks. Expect Croatian Marcelo Brozovic to return in his offensive role behind Mauro Icardi in the coach’s favoured 4-2-3-1 formation.
This could be Inter’s lineup for their crucial Serie A encounter with Lazio on Saturday:
An ever present in goal for I Nerazzurri, the Slovenian international will undoubtedly keep his place in goal.
Expect Danilo D’Ambrosio to start at left back ahead of Yuto Nagatomo; however it is unlikely that the defence will have too many other changes.
Having that consistency of selection allowed Inter to remain solid during their long unbeaten run. They have the 3rd best defensive record in the league, having only conceded 14 goals in their 18 Serie A matches.
The powerful attacking trio of Antonio Candreva, Marcelo Brozovic and Ivan Perisic are likely to play ahead of the defensive duo of Roberto Gagliardini and Borja Valero.
Joao Mario started ahead of Brozovic in the Coppa Italia against Milan in midweek, but expect the Croatian to come back into the starting XI, and support Icardi in his lone striker role.
The Argentine international has already scored an impressive seventeen goals in Serie A this season. With his clever movement, eye for goal, and quick incisive forward runs these will be all essential ingredients needed to break Inter’s current goal-scoring drought.