A loss to Milan, a draw against Napoli and another loss to Liverpool in the Champions League. Simone Inzaghi’s Inter has been through a tough set of results. For a club that has played like Champions for the major part of the last two seasons, this is an unlikely situation. Thankfully for Inzaghi and his men, they have time to adapt and improve. With their Scudetto fate still very much in their own hands, Inter will host Sassuolo at the San Siro on Sunday. Moreover, Inter vs Sassuolo will be the beginning of a set of comparatively easier fixtures for the Nerazzurri.
To the joy of Nerazzurri fans, Sassuolo have failed to register a win in their last four fixtures. Although their draw against Mourinho’s Roma will boost their confidence, Inter are massive favourites to run through them. The Neroverdi have felt the loss in the form of de Zerbi’s departure which is visible through their results.
Statistics and Encounters of Inter vs Sassuolo
Inter’s performance against Liverpool was appreciation worthy. But the Nerazzurri really need to work on finishing chances. So far, poor finishing has been the story of the season. And with de Vrij and Handanovic having hot and cold games every now and then, scoring more goals can rescue Inzaghi’s side in tricky situations. Overall, Inter have already sprung back in form and this game should ideally help the cause.
Inter’s form: L-D-W-L-W
Sassuolo’s form: D-L-L-D-W
Conceding two easy goals against Liverpool really hurt Inter. Inzaghi’s men will look to make the most of their chances.
The Neroverdi have visibly struggled to put their act together since the departure of de Zerbi. Sassuolo have been hot and cold this season with a loss of identity of some sort. Their visit to San Siro comes on the back of a solid performance against Roma and pushing Juventus to the brink of dropping points at home. But, they have lacked the killer instinct so far this season.
Suspension, Injuries and Team News
Robin Gosens and Tucu Correa stay out due to injuries and are expected to return in late February and early March respectively as per Sempre Inter. Matias Vecino joins them with knee inflammation. Barella will be back in the fold for Serie A after serving his Champions League suspension against Liverpool where he is suspended for the away fixture as well. Brozovic will miss the game for accumulating too many yellow cards. Bastoni will miss the game as he is serving a ban after his red card against Milan. Lautaro Martinez is at risk of suspension for accumulating too many yellow cards.
Sassuolo will miss Obiang, Djuricic, Toljan and Schiappacasse to injuries and Covid respectively. Lastly, Gian Marco Ferarri will be unavailable due to suspension.
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic(C), Skriniar, Ranocchia, Dimarco, Dumfries, Barella, Gagliardini, Calhanoglu, Perisic, Sanchez, Dzeko
Sassuolo (4-2-3-1): Consigli, Rogerio, Ayhan, Chiriches, Muldur, Lopez, Frattesi, Traore, Raspadori, Berardi, Scamacca
Prediction of Inter vs Sassuolo Serie A Fixture