Inter will visit the winless Cremonese on Saturday for the Serie A matchday 20 at the Stadio Giovanni Zini. Inter will be hoping to regain momentum and muster up some good form after a defeat against Empoli at home.
The glory of Suppercoppa ended very quickly for the Nerazzuri as they crashed and failed to score a single goal against a side that hasn’t beaten Inter in many years.
Inter’s ace defender Skriniar received his marching orders, pushing Inzaghi into a panic / clueless zone. There was no game plan in place to play a proper match. The team played the majority of the game with just hopes and dreams. The holes are evident in Inzaghi’s managerial tactics, especially when the team is under pressure.
The pressure will continue to mount as the weight of Serie A’s top 4 expectations seemingly fades away. Although there are still many games to play in Serie A but the competition remains fierce and will continue to impose a threat to the Nerazzuri’s ambitions this season.
Inter vs Cremonese: Statistics and Encounters
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The last time these two teams met was in the 90s when Inter beat Cremonese 4-2
Inter vs. Cremonese: Suspensions, Injuries, and Team News
Skriniar’s contractual situation will shadow a cloud of uncertainty in the dugout. Being the strongest pillar of Inter’s defense in recent years, the management should have secured his services foreseeable future. As things stand now, Skriniar is more likely to join PSG on a ginormous contract and a pay raise.
Brozovic’s injury situation is very troubling. The Croatian is struggling with pain in his calf and has been out of action for many months. It is rumored that the midfielder is seeking a new club and has very little intention of staying at Inter. Another alarming sign for the management and their way of handling players.
Acerbi should slot back in the line-up to complete the back-three. Darmian and Dimarco will cover the flanks as expected.
Asslani has made a strong case and has positioned himself in the radar for a starting role. However, according to Sky Sports, it will be Mkhitaryan, Calhanoglu and Gagliardini for the midfield for Inter.
Martinez and Dzeko have found some rhythm and chemistry at the top. The duo will get the nod for the starting role. Lukaku is likely to feature off the bench once again.
Cremonese lineup: Carnesecchi; Bianchetti, Chiriches, Ferrari; Sernicola, Benassi, Castagnetti, Meite, Valeri; Okereke, Ciofani
Inter lineup: Onana; De vrij, Acerbi, Bastoni; Darmian, Gagliardini, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Martinez, Dzeko