Serie A Preview | Inter vs. Cagliari: Inzaghi’s big chance

by | Dec 12, 2021 00:07

Inter have the opportunity to go top of the table, but Cagliari are proving tough to beat under Walter Mazzarri.

With Milan held by Udinese on Saturday, a victory would send Simone Inzaghi’s men alone into the top spot. It would also be their fifth consecutive Serie A victory and there’s a boost with the return of Stefan de Vrij from injury, although Edin Dzeko will likely be rested in favour of Alexis Sanchez.

Cagliari are still without a win since Mazzarri took over, but they have become trickier to break down, registering four stalemates in a row. Kevin Strootman is out following knee surgery and Inter transfer target Nahitan Nandez has a muscular issue, so there has to be a reshuffle in midfield.

Form Guide: Inter (W W W W D) Cagliari (D D D D L)

Stat fact: Cagliari last kept a Serie A clean sheet away to Inter in March 1992, conceding in each of their last 21 visits.

Probable line-ups

Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic; Alexis Sanchez, Lautaro Martinez

Suspended: None

Injured: Correa, Darmian, Ranocchia

On a yellow card: Barella

Cagliari (3-5-2): Cragno; Caceres, Ceppitelli, Carboni; Bellanova, Grassi, Marin, Deiola, Dalbert; Joao Pedro, Keita

Suspended: None

Injured: Rog, Walukiewicz, Strootman, Ladinetti, Nandez

On a yellow card: Strootman


  1. Yepe

    Inter shall win the match to leave AC Milan, like they did last season

  2. InterFan75

    Probably will finish draw 0-0 or 1-1. :\

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