The stage will be buzzing at the Meazza as Inter look to continue their dominant run in the Serie A. League leaders will host Cagliari at home in hopes of achieving 11 victories in a row.
Inter brushed aside two tricky teams in their previous two matches. Beating Bologna 1-0 and Sassuolo 2-1 and have placed themselves 11 points ahead in the title race.
While this may be an easy game on paper, Conte and his men know the true importance of this fixture. Conte said, “EVERY WIN IS CURRENTLY WORTH SIX POINTS.”
Cagliari is flirting dangerously in the relegation zone alongside Torino and Parma. They will surely try to put up a decent fight and hope high to spoil Inter’s run for the title.
Statistics & Encounters
Inter loves to score against Cagliari, they have failed to score in only 1 of their last 37 fixtures against Cagliari.
Cagliari hasn’t been able to keep a clean sheet against Inter at the San Siro since 1992.
Romelu Lukaku’s stellar goal-scoring form has taken him to 21 goals this season. He has scored in 11 of the Inter’s 14 home games in this season’s Serie A.
Lautaro Martínez has set a new personal record for goals scored in a single Serie A season: 15
The attacking duo is nearly impossible to contain. For the eighth time this season, Lautaro Martínez and Romelu Lukaku provided assists for each other, more than any other pair of players in the current competition.
Inter form guide in the Serie A: W-W-W-W-W
Cagliari form guide in the Serie A: W-D-L-L-L
Suspensions, Injuries & Team News
Ivan Perisic is the likely suspect to miss this clash due to a muscular injury.
Nicolo Barella will serve his one-match suspension after picking up a yellow card against Sassuolo.
Bastoni and Brozovic will make their way back into the starting XI after serving their respective suspensions.
Ricardo Sottil, Alessio Cragno, and Nandez are doubtful for Cagliari.
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic, Bastoni, De Vrij, Skriniar, Young, Eriksen, Brozovic, Gagliardini, Hakimi, Luataro, Lukaku
Cagliari (3-5-2): Aresti, Klavan, Godin, Rugani, Lykogiannis, Duncan, Nainggolan, Marin, Zappa, Pedro, Cerri
Since Inter averages 2.1 goals per game against Cagliari, we expect nothing but fireworks from the Nerazzurri.