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Inter vs Salernitana – Lineups, Stats, & Prediction

Inter vs Salernitana

After a failed attempt to garner an away goal advantage against Milan in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semifinal, Inter are back in the league. Four games without scoring a single goal and a real struggle to keep Milan at bay must have Inzaghi worried. And to a large extent, he has a lot to worry about especially when all his goalscoring options have run dry at the same time. While the strike partnership upfront is failing to convert chances into goals, the likes of Barella and Calhanoglu look visibly drained. Also, at this point in time, Salernitana might well be the best side to play and push for a recovery in form. The Inter vs Salernitana game will be all the more important because Milan will play Napoli on Sunday.

Surprisingly, despite having a dismal February, Inter have their title hopes in their own hands. Subsequently, a win against Salernitana will see them go on top of the table with a game in hand. But Salernitana have successfully taken points off relatively difficult opponents in the last four games. Will Inter manage to break the Salernitana defence and end their goal drought?

Inter vs Salernitana Statistics and Encounters

An abysmal February means that Inter haven’t won a single game in their last five encounters, losing two and drawing three. Inzaghi has a tired midfield, a strike force that isn’t showing up and shoddy defence. It won’t be a surprise if the Nerazzurri struggle to break their goal drought.

Inter vs Salernitana
Dzeko and Lautaro’s strike partnership has struggled to bear fruit in the last few games for the Nerazzurri.

Inter’s form: D-D-L-L-D

Salernitana’s form: D-D-D-D-L

Where are the Champions of Italy? Inter’s blistering goal-scoring form is nowhere to be found.

The fact that Salernitana have pulled out a bunch of draws from their bag should worry Inter. Moreover, lowly ranked teams are extremely hard to force a result against in the tail end of the season as they struggle to survive.

Suspension, Injuries and Team News

After a long long time, Inter have their full squad available. Correa and Gosens appeared for Inter through substitution against Milan with the latter making his debut. Lautaro Martinez is the only Inter player at the risk of suspension for accumulating too many yellow cards.

Lastly, Salernitana on the other hand will miss the services of seven players due to injury including Frank Ribery.

Probable Lineups

Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic, Skriniar, Bastoni, Dimarco, Darmian, Vidal, Brozovic, Gagliardini, Perisic, Lautaro, Correa

Salernitana (4-2-3-1): Sepe, Mazzocchi, Dragusin, Fazio, Ranieri, L Coulibaly, Ederson; Kastanos, Perotti, Verdi, Duric

Prediction of Inter vs Salernitana Game

Inter: 2

Salernitana: 0