Inter travel to Bargamo on Saturday as they face off against ninth placed Atalanta in Serie A. With Inter still searching for a coveted top four spot, a win against Atalanta at the weekend will be imperative to their UEFA Champions League qualification dream.
A run of mixed form has seen Inter lose their place in the top four of the league. Therefore a win will be the only acceptable outcome should I Nerazzurri hope to keep the pressure on Roma and Lazio, who both lead the Milan outfit by one point each.
Here’s how Inter could line up for their trip to the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia…
A central defensive partnership of Miranda and Milan Skriniar will be enough to soak up any attack Atalanta throw at Inter, with La Dea being without the suspended striker Andrea Petagna.
Danilo D’Ambrosio will likely be deployed on the left flank, leaving Joao Caneclo to cover his native position at right back.
A deep lying duo of Matias Vecino and Roberto Gagliardini are likely to start, with Borja Valero likely to be rested following a disappointing showing in the 1-0 defeat at the hands of Torino last week.
Marcelo Brozovic will be a big miss for I Nerazzurri as the Croatian misses out on the trip to Atalanta through suspension. Starting in his place will likely be Rafinha who has been a greatly influential player since joining from Barcelona.
Ivan Perisic will likely start on the left of midfield and Yann Karamoh could be set to be utilised on the right after his promising performance against Torino.
Mauro Icardi will be deployed as the lone striker. The Argentine hitman eager to add to his tally of 24 league goals for the season as he chases down Lazio’s Ciro Immobile in the race for the Serie A golden boot. Icardi is enjoying yet another incredible season, he should be capable of making Atalanta suffer on Saturday.