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Inter-Atalanta Preview: Lukaku & Dzeko to start

After clinching the Coppa Italia trophy on Wednesday, Inter now look to seal a top four finish in the league against Atalanta at home this weekend.

Dzeko - Napoli
Dzeko - Napoli

After their victory in the Coppa Italia against Fiorentina, Inter will host Atalanta at San Siro on Saturday in an attempt to clinch a top four finish in the Serie A.

Simone Inzaghi will be without the availability of several players for this Matchday 37. He will not be able to count on the injured Skriniar, Mkhitaryan and Correa, as well as Gagliardini who is suspended from the red card he received last Sunday in Naples. Also, the young Valentin Carboni is not available as he is engaged with Argentina at the U-20 World Cup.

For this Lombardy derby, the Nerazzurri coach could opt for some rotations after the Italian Cup final. Onana returns to goal after Samir Handanovic experienced one more moment of glory during the week. In defense we should see D’Ambrosio on the right, with De Vrij and Acerbi completing the back trio.

In midfield, we are moving towards the confirmation of Dumfries, Calhanoglu, Barella and Brozovic, with Robin Gosens possibly getting an opportunity on the left wing ahead of Dimarco. In attack, Lautaro Martinez could begin the game on the bench, with a Lukaku-Dzeko duo starting the match from the first minute.

Edin Dzeko will be looking to build on the success of his November start against Atalanta in Bergamo for the reverse fixture when he scored a brace to propel the Nerazzurri to an important win right before the World Cup break.

ATALANTA (3-4-1-2): Sportiello; Toloi, Djimsiti, Scalvini; Zappacosta, De Roon, Koopmeiners, Maehle; Pasalic; Lookman, Hojlund

INTER (3-5-2): Onana; D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Acerbi; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Gosens; Lukaku, Dzeko.