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

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Champions of Italy will return back to action after securing their 19th title last week. Inter will host Sampdoria at the San Siro for matchday 35.

Inter will look to extend their dominant unbeaten streak against Sampdoria who currently sits in the middle of the Serie A table.

The sole goal for Conte’s side will be to rack up as many league points as possible. Their opponents, Sampdoria also have their fate sealed for this season. Europa League is nearly out of reach for them and a mid-table finish will be the likely result of their campaign.

The reverse fixture between the two sides ended in a shock defeat for Inter as Candreva and Kieta Balde came back to haunt them with 2 goals. Stefan De Vrij got the consolation goal for Inter.

Statistics & Encounters

Romelu Lukaku is the first Serie A striker to register 20 goals and 10 assists in a single campaign since the 2004-05 season

Inter has secured the title with 4 games to go. The last time Inter achieved this feat came back in the 2006/07 season.

Inter can win 14 home games in a row first time in Serie A history. The current streak is 13.

Inter’s form guide: W-W-D-D-W

Sampdoria’s form guide: W-L-W-W-L

Suspensions, Injuries & Team News

Arturo Vidal and Kolarov will not feature in this match due to injuries. The rest of the squad will be available for selection.

With the Scudetto now secured, Conte is likely to make minor changes to his starting XI.

Alexis Sanchez, Gagliardini, D’Ambrosio, and Ranocchia are expected to start against Sampdoria.

Fabio Quagliarella and Keita Balde have made full recovery for Sampdoria and will be available for selection. No other injuries or suspensions have been reported for the visitors.

Probable Line-ups

Inter (3-5-2): Samir Handanović, Alessandro Bastoni, Andrea Ranocchia, Danilo D’Ambrosio, Ashley Young, Christian Eriksen, Roberto Gagliardini, Matias Vecino, Achraf Hakimi, Alexis Sanchez, Lautaro Martinez

Sampdoria (4-2-3-1): Emil Audero, Bartosz Bereszyński, Lorenzo Tonelli, Omar Colley, Tommaso Augello, Mikkel Damsgard, Morten Thorsby, Jakub Jankto, Adrien Silva, Manolo Gabbiadini, Fabio Quagliarella

Prediction

With neither of the teams facing any pressure whatsoever, this could be a very open game.

Inter: 2

Sampdoria: 1