Sassuolo Vs Inter Milan: Time to return to Serie A victory


Another difficult trip ahead awaits in Serie A for Inter Milan as they travel to Emilia Romagna to face Sassuolo at Mapei Stadium in Serie A. Match tomorrow Saturday at 8:45 p.m. CET.

Sassuolo lost his young and impressive manager Roberto De Zerbi (whom Inter faced midweek in the Champions League) at Shakhtar Donetsk, and replaced him with another rising star in Alessio Dionisi.

While Dionisi’s tenure with the Neroverdi isn’t off to the best start, the team still appear to be showing positive signs of consistent attacking play despite a somewhat elusive defense.

Sassuolo has what could be one of Serie A’s best young attacks, combining all of Inter’s perennial enemies Domenico Berardi, ever-threatening Jeremie Boga and rising Italian starlet Giacomo Raspadori.

This impressive trio are led by Serbian playmaker Filip Duricic, making the night potentially very difficult for Nerazzurri defenders.

Sassuolo seems to be struggling against a threatening attacking play from the flanks. Expect Simone Inzaghi to give Denzel Dumfries his second straight start this season and to deploy crafty veteran Ivan Perisic to the opposite flank to allow his team to find wide spaces.

It is said that Joaquin Correa could start ahead of Edin Dzeko alongside Lautaro Martinez in attack, but it is more likely that Simone Inzaghi will keep the Argentinian on the bench and use it to change the style of play if necessary later in the game.

Inter need to win this type of game, and this game in particular, if they are only to alleviate the growing unease among club supporters following the two draws against Atalanta and Shakhtar Donetsk.

Team news

Inter’s treatment room is clear and is currently only occupied by Stefano Sensi, still injured, as well as Christian Eriksen following his medical emergency during Euro 2020.

Likely composition of Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic (C); Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Gagliardini, Calhanoglu, Barella, Perisic; Lautaro, Dzeko.


Last season: Sassuolo 0 – 3 Inter.

The last 10 face to face:

It’s even Stevens between the two teams with four wins each over the last ten matches. That said, among the matches played at Mapei Stadium, Inter hold a two-to-one lead.

Keep an eye on

Lautaro Martinez: El Toro have regained some of their best form so far this season, but it looks like they are still missing a deadly clinic in front of goal.

It’s in matches like this, tough away games, that the Nerazzurri will need Lauti to really shine his goal shoes and eliminate some of the waste in front of the goal that he’s been guilty of at times.


Arbitrator: Luca Pairetto.
Assistant referees: Longo and Margani.
Fourth official: Garillion.
VAR: Nasca and Peretti.

Prediction and concluding remarks

Prediction & scorers: Sassuolo 1 – 2 Inter; with Lautaro and Calhanoglu scoring the points.

Final remarks: Sassuolo is a tough nut to crack under any manager, but the defending champions should eventually be able to lead this game competently and bring all three points home. Expect the first clean sheet to continue to elude Samir Handanovic, especially with Berardi on the pitch.


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