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Inter vs Sampdoria Match Preview – Lineups, Stats, & Prediction

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For the first time since the 2009/10 season, the Scudetto race has come down to the final matchday. And it’s none other than the two Milanese giants fighting out for the elusive title. While Inter are in search of the title that will give them the second star upon their crest, Milan are pushing for their first title in a decade. As Milan sit two points clear of Inter on top of the table, the Inter vs Sampdoria game at home on Sunday will be Inter’s final game of the season.

While Inter play Sampdoria, Milan will travel to a tricky Sassuolo where a draw will be enough for them to seal the Scudetto. In a hope that Milan fall short of securing a point, Simone Inzaghi’s men will look to end their season on a high. With the Super Coppa and Coppa Italia already in their kitty, Inter still have the chance to go for a domestic treble.

Inter vs Sampdoria Statistics and Encounters

Since the humiliation at Bologna that got Inter’s Scudetto train off the track, Simone Inzaghi’s men have been convincingly good. With four wins on the trot, sealing the deal against Sampdoria should not be a tough ask. Inter will be more interested in how Milan perform in their game which will start at the same time.

Inter vs Sampdoria

Inter’s form: W-W-W-W-L

Sampdoria’s form: W-L-W-D-L

Despite only two wins in their last five fixtures, Sampdoria are coming into this fixture with a thumping win over Fiorentina. Also, Sampdoria can very much be called Inter’s boggy team who loves to take points off the Nerazzurri. With nothing to play for, their only motivation will be to finish strong.

Suspension, Injuries and Team News

Roberto Gagliardini is the only player who won’t be available for Inter this weekend. While Perisic, Bastoni and Darmian are at the risk of suspension due to the accumulation of yellow cards.

Gabbiadini and Sensi will miss out due to injury while Colley is serving a suspension for Sampdoria. Subsequently, Ekdal is at the risk of suspension due to the accumulation of yellow cards.

Probable Lineups

Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic, Skriniar, de Vrij, Bastoni, Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic, Dzeko, Matinez

Sampdoria (4-1-4-1): Audero, Bereszynski, Ferrari, Magnani, Augello, Viera, Candreva, Rincon, Thorsby, Sabiri, Caputo

Prediction of Inter vs Sampdoria

Inter have a history where former players come and haunt the team pretty often. And that can be the case against Sampdoria. In the recent past, both sides have put the ball into the net frequently and that will be the case on Sunday. Looking at the significance of the fixture and Inter’s red hot form, the Nerazzurri will win this game one way or the other. Maybe a Pazza Inter moment is on the cards to seal the title!

Inter: 2

Sampdoria: 1