Inter Milan signed off for the international break with a 2-1 defeat to arch-nemesis, Juventus at Sant Siro. Antonio Conte would look to bounce back with a win as they Sassuolo away from home.
As a reason of that defeat to Juve, Inter Milan are now a point behind Sarri’s men. Sassuolo, on the other end, has struggled in the early stages of the season with just six points on the table.
Date- Sunday, October 20
Kick-Off- 4:00 PM (IST)
Venue- Stadio Citta del Tricolore
Marion Santos and Rogerio are expected to be ruled out due to injury and seem to be the only injury concerns for Roberto De Zerbi.
Consigli would be in charge of guarding the goal, while Muldur, Chiriches, Ferrari and Toljan comprise the back four in defence. Obiang and Locatelli could partner along with Magnanenelli in midfield. Whereas, Berardi, Caputo and Boga lead the attack.
Sassuolo’s rare victories in the league have been against Sampdoria and SPAL.
Alexis Sanchez is out of contention due to an injury which he sustained during an international break. Danilo D’ Ambrosio will also be away from the action for two whole weeks due to a broken toe. Stefano Sensi has returned to training following his injury but is unlikely to start in the upcoming fixture. Roberto Gagliardini seems like the suitable candidate to replace Sensi in midfield
Diego Godin might be given a chance against Sassuolo and could be accompanied by Antonio Candreva at wing-back for the 3-5-2 formation.
Inter Milan’s defeat to Juventus was the only time Antonio Conte’s side dropped points in the league this season.
Sassuolo- Consigli; Muldur, Chirches, Ferrari, Toljan; Obiang, Magnanelli, Locatelli; Berardi, Boga, Caputo
Juventus- Handanovic, Slriniar, de Vrij, Bastoni, Candreva, Barella, Brozovic, Gagliardini, Asamoah; Lautaro, Martinez, Lukaku
In the last six meetings between the two sides, surprisingly, it’s Sassuolo who has had the upper hand with four wins to Inter Milan’s solitary win. One game has ended in level terms during that period.
Domenico Berardi has been the man in form for Sassuolo in spite of a poor team form. Berardi has scored five goals and has two assists in five appearances for his club.
Romelu Lukaku can prove to be pivotal up front in order to break the defence by being on the receiving end of a cross or a through ball. Lukaku has scored three goals in his seven appearances this season.
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INT vs SAS Dream11 Today Match Prediction
Goalkeeper- S Handanovic
Defenders- S Dvrij, M Skriniar, G M Ferrari, M Muldur
Midfielders- M Brozovic, A Candreva, N Barella, M Locatelli
Forwards- R Lukaku (C), D Berardi