INT vs CAG Dream11 Match Prediction: Inter Milan take on Cagliari in the Coppa Italia Round of 16 at the San Siro in Tuesday, after their 1-1 draw to Atalanta during the weekend. Antonio Conte’s men will be eager to bag a win and advance in the next stages of the cup competition in order to stay in the hunt of another trophy as they’re currently two points away from Juventus who are at the top of the league. Meanwhile, Cagliari finds itself at the 6th spot with 29 points and have lost four consecutive games in Serie A lately.
Date- Wednesday, January 15
Kick-Off- 1:15 AM (IST)
Venue- San Siro
17-year-old Sebastiano Esposito is expected to get a start in the forward line for the hosts. Midfielder, Borja Valero is in contention of making it into the teamsheet. Matias Vecino is likely to partner along Valero, while Marcelo Brozovic and Stefano Sensi could be given a rest.
Leanardo Pavoletti remains a long term absentee due to cruciate ligament rupture. Right backs Federico Mattiello and Fabrizio Cacciatore are also doubtful to start due to muscular injuries.
Inter Mialn – Handanovic; Bastoni, Godín, Skriniar; Lazaro, Barella, Valero, Vecino, DiMarco; Esposito, Lukaku.
Cagliari – Olsen; Faragò, Pisacane, Klavan, Pellegrini; Nandez, Cigarini, Rog: Nainggolan, Joāo Pedro, Simeone.
Romelu Lukaku has been in sublime form ever since his move to Inter Milan. The 26-year-old has 14 goals and two assists with a pass accuracy of 68.3% from 1616 minutes in Serie A this season.
Radja Nainggolan in central midfield has been one of the standouts for Cagliari. Nainggolan has four goals, five assists and a pass accuracy of 80% from 16 appearances in the league this season.
17-year-old Sebastiano Esposito has will get the centre-stage from Inter Milan and could bag a goal or two here. Esposito has a goal and a pass accuracy of 75% from 121 minutes in the league this season.
Joao Pedro can be a threat in the final third from Cagliari’s end. Pedro has 11 goals, an assist and a pass accuracy of 79% from 1740 minutes in Serie A this season.
Inter Milan’s quality in attack might be too hot to handle for Cagilari given their recent run of form.
(Disclaimer: There might be quite a few first-team changes during cup competitions. It is advisable to give a look at the starting lineup of both teams prior to kickoff)
Goalkeeper- R Olsen
Defenders- P Farago
Midfielders- M Rog, R Naingollan (VC), N Barella
Forwards- J Pedro, S Esposito (C), R Lukaku
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