After a horror show against Bologna that left Inter with a 2-1 loss, the Scudetto is nothing but lost. Inter sit second in the table with the same number of games as Milan. Inter can now only hope that Milan slip up in one of their last four games to make up the two-point deficit. With that said, Inter will travel to the Dacia Arena to play the Udinese vs Inter clash on Sunday. Milan will play Fiorentina at home. Simone Inzaghi’s men will most certainly be low on confidence after their winning streak has come to an end. A Milan slip up against Fiorentina can breathe life into Inter’s hopes.
Udinese have only lost once in their last five games. They have also scored a lot of goals which can hurt Inter if Handanovic is not fit for the game.
Udinese vs Inter Statistics and Encounters
While Inter have been dominant in the recent games, Bologna did manage to choke them. There were glimpses of a side that was wasteful in terms of chances. This is not what Inzaghi will want with the Nerazzurri on the backfoot in the title race. This will probably be the last test for Inter in the league. With the following three games against out of form bottom dwellers, Inter can assure themselves maximum points and put pressure on Milan.
Inter’s form: L-W-W-W-W
Udinese’s form: W-D-L-W-W
Udinese have won three of their last five fixtures with thumping victories over Empoli and a much stronger Fiorentina. With plenty of goals in them, Udinese have also held their defensive solidity. They certainly have the tools to hurt an underconfident Inter.
Suspension, Injuries and Team News
Samir Handanovic, Alessandro Bastoni and Robin Gosens are doubtful for this game while Arturo Vidal returns from injury. Hakan Calhanoglu will have to sit this one out due to the accumulation of yellow cards. Furthermore, Ivan Perisic and Bastoni are at the risk of suspension due to the accumulation of yellow cards.
Udinese will miss the services of Santurro and Beto due to injury. And Jean-Victor Makengo will sit this one out due to suspension. A long list of Deolofeu, Becao, Pussetto, Soppy and Udogei are at the risk of suspension due to the accumulation of yellow cards.
Inter (3-5-2): Radu, Skriniar, de Vrij, Dimarco, Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Vidal, Perisic, Dzeko, Correa
Udinese (3-5-2): Silvestri, Becao, Mari, Nuytinck, Molina, Arslan, Samardzic, Jajalo, Udogie, Deulofeu, Success
Prediction of Udinese vs Inter
A loss against Bologna should not change the fact that Inter are in great form. Inzaghi’s men must get back to business with a win.