Inter Milan vs Sassuolo
Italian Serie A.
Date: Saturday, 12th May 2018
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK,
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milan).
Inter have just two games left to make a push for the Champions League, and in their last game they will have to take on Lazio – the team who occupy fourth spot.
At this point, Luciano Spalletti’s side will need to make every single point count. Having seen a lead turn into a bitter defeat in an entertaining Derby d’Italia, they now sit two points behind Lazio and will be taking on Sassuolo in their penultimate match before facing the Biancocelesti in what will decide who plays in the Champions League and who ends up in the Europa League next weekend.
It’s been a roller coaster ride for Inter this season, who are guaranteed of some European football this term as they will certainly finish in at least fifth spot by a long margin ahead of cross-town rivals AC Milan, who spent big this summer to no avail.
Whilst that should give Inter some comfort, Sassuolo have presented some problems for the Nerazzurri in the past. In fact, they have been a bogey team for Inter since the Nerazzurri notably crushed them in their first ever meeting several years ago. Somehow, Sassuolo, since then, have managed to actually win six of their last seven meetings with Inter across all comps – and that’s not a typo.
Sasusolo this season, however, have struggled since Eusebio Di Francesco’s departure although Beppe Iachini has managed to finally right things. They are now safe for the next season and find themselves in a very solid 12th place, well out of danger of relegation. They’ll be coming to Milan with nothing to lose, unlike Inter who will be feeling the pressure coming into this contest.
Inter Milan vs Sassuolo: Head-to-head statistics
- Sassuolo have won 6 of their last 7 matches against Inter in all competitions
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Inter’s last 4 games
- Sassuolo have found the net eight times in their last six meetings with Inter Milan
- Sassuolo are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 matches
Inter Milan vs Sassuolo: Prediction
Sassuolo will obviously be fancying their chances here for two reasons. For starters, they are one team who have actually done better in their travels than on home turf – although they have even started to improve their performances at the MAPEI stadium as well after a difficult start.
Second, of course, they have managed to win the majority of their recent meetings with Inter. This could present a potential banana peel for Inter, and we’re going to go with the long-shot bet with Sassuolo nicking a potential draw to further frustrate the Nerazzurri once again. They haven’t been at their very best at home as of late, after all.
Inter Milan vs Sassuolo: Betting tips
Sassuolo to at least DRAW at 5.80
Under 3.5 goals at 1.83
BTTS – YES at 1.90