Inter will visit the Stadio Alberto Picco on Wednesday to take on Spezia for the midweek clash. Inter will look to get back to winning ways for their pursuit of the 19th Scudetto title.
Inter’s 11 game winning streak came to an end against Napoli as they drew 1-1.
Inter are nine points clear of AC Milan at the top of the table, and 13 clear of Juventus.
A hard-earned point against Napoli was a soft reminder for Conte and his men to acknowledge that the Scudetto is still not won yet. However, with only 7 games remaining, Inter can fully assert themselves in a better position if they beat Spezia.
Spezia’s first season in Serie A is going quite well. An ambitious side that is clear of the relegation zone by 7 points has had surprising results against bigger teams.
Spezia has beaten Milan and Napoli earlier in the season. But they were hammered last time at the hands of Bologna.
This is Spezia’s first-ever season in the top flight. While it has been a roller coast ride for them, the coach has transformed this Spezia side into a great tactical team that can turn up against any team.
Statistics & Encounters
Inter’s defensive record in away fixtures is tremendous. They have faced defeat only once while on the road.
Inter squeezed out a narrow 2-1 victory over Spezia in their first meeting in December.
Inter have earned the most points in the top-5 European leagues this season: 75 (overtaking Manchester City, 74). Source: Inter.it
Inter have the joint-most players with 5+ goals and 5+ assists in Serie A this season: four (Hakimi, Lukaku, Sanchez, and Lautaro Martinez) source: Inter.it
Spezia’s Form Guide: L-W-L-W-L
Inter’s Form Guide: W-W-W-W-D
Suspensions, Injuries & Team News
Inter will miss the services of Kolarov and Arturo Vidal as they both recover from injuries.
Ivan Perisic returned back to action against Napoli and is expected to take his starting role at LWB.
Spezia will be without Riccardo Saponara (ankle) and Christian Dell’Orco due to injuries.
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic, Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni, Hakimi, Barella, Brozovic, Eriksen, Perisic, Lautaro, Lukaku
Spezia (4-3-3): Provedel, Ferrer, Ismajli, Chabot, Marchizza, Estevez, Ricci, Maggiore, Gyasi, Nzola, Farias