Inter will take the field in the Giuseppe Meazza for the first time in this Seria A campaign on Saturday. Inter host Spezia in their first home game as the fans await Lukaku’s homecoming. After a tough outing in the first game of the season against Lecce, Simone Inzaghi will hope for an easier Inter vs Spezia game.
While Dumfries’ late goal is the most Inter thing in the season so far, there are concerns. Handanovic doesn’t seem like the best choice in goal. But Inzaghi seems adamant to stick with him at least for the time being. Inter surely need more time as a unit to adapt to the loss of Perisic and rebuild the spirit from the last season.
Inter vs Spezia: A Crucial Start!
The Nerazzurri look shaky and lost after the pre-season and the first game. Also, a top side should not be scrapping for results against bottom dwellers. But shaky starts are not new for this club. Most players have spent plenty of time in the Nerazzurri ranks to know that this will get better with time. For the time being, the only concern should be to get the three points home, one way or the other.
Inter vs Spezia Statistics and Encounters
Inter come into this game as the favourites. And there’s no reason to believe that Inzaghi’s side should not be all over Spezia in the game. All Inter need is a good game to set the rhythm before the tougher fixtures start coming in. This is a crucial game for Inter.
Inter’s form: D-L-D-L-W
Spezia’s form: W-W-D-W-W
Unbeaten in their last five encounters, Spezia have little to lose in this game. And when teams have little to lose, they also come with a tendency to strike hard. Inter are not in the form to come back from two goals down. And Spezia look like they’re in the mood to make the most of this chance.
Suspensions, Injuries and Team News
Mkhitaryan, D’Ambrosio, Dalbert and backup keeper Brazao are all out with injuries.
Antiste, Ferrer and Amian won’t be available for selection for Spezia due to injuries.
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic, Skriniar, de Vrij, Bastoni, Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Darmian, Lautaro, Lukaku
Spezia (3-5-2): Dragowski, Caldara, Kiwior, Nikolaou, Gyasi, Agudelo, Ellertsson, Bourabia, Reca, Verde, Nzola
Prediction of Inter vs Spezia
Inter should ideally win this fixture comfortably despite the form Spezia is in. Lastly, if they do manage to show up, this will be another exciting game.