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Match Preview: Inter vs Atalanta – Probable Lineups, Key Stats & Score Prediction

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An intriguing fixture awaits as Inter take on Atalanta at the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia Stadium on Sunday. This will be a bounce-back game for Inter after a draw against Parma last weekend. Gian Piero Gasperini’s side has not been at its best in this campaign either. They have lost two of their last three games.

Inter enjoyed an excellent campaign last season but they have not clicked as yet this year. The pressure is mounting on Antonio Conte to deliver the results after a series of below-par performances.

Conte remained calm and composed during the pre-match conference and said “The mood is what it should be. We’re going into this game like any other game. There is also a desire to play a good game.”

Statistics & Encounters

Inter has a good record against Atalanta, they have won 11 games out of 26 matches played between the two sides. Atalanta has managed only six victories against Inter.

The previous Serie A fixture between these two sides resulted in a 2-0 victory for Inter.

Suspensions and Team News

Stefano Sensi and Matias Vecino top the injury list for Inter. Daniele Padelli has tested positive for the Coronavirus and will not be available for selection.

Romelu Lukaku was able to train with the team and is will start against Atalanta.

Atalanta will be without a few key players in this game. They will miss the services of Robin Gosens and Martin de Roon. Mattia Caldara is also injured and has been ruled out of this game.

Probable Line-Ups

Handanovic, de Vrij, Bastoni, D’Ambrosio, Young, Brozovic, Barella, Vidal, Hakimi, Lukaku, Martínez

Inter: (3-4-1-2): Handanovic, Bastoni, De Vrij, D’Ambrosio, Hakimi, Brozovic, Vidal, Young, Barella, Lautaro, Lukaku

Atalanta: (3-4-1-2): Sportiello, Djimsiti, Romero, Toloi, Hateboer,  Pasalic, Freuler, Ruggeri, Gomez, Duvan Zapata, Josip Ilicic

Prediction

Inter: 3

Atalanta: 2

Both teams are hungry to score goals and climb up the standings. Inter have a slight advantage going into this game given their squad depth and overall squad quality. The stars have to align quickly for Inter if they wish to be contenders this season.