Inter Milan vs Verona
Italian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 31 March 2018
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milan).
Inter will look to further solidify their grip on fourth place as they take on floundering Hellas Verona on Saturday afternoon.
The Nerazzurri are locked in a close battle with Lazio for the last coveted Champions League berth, and currently find themselves in fourth place after thrashing Sampdoria 5-0 prior to the international break. With cross-town rivals AC Milan just five points behind and on a determined kick after being dumped out of the Europa League, as well as Lazio lurking, Luciano Spalletti’s squad obviously will be keen on racking up as many points between now and May.
For starters, this naturally includes taking advantage of Verona’s bad form. Despite seemingly having turned a corner when they beat Torino and city rivals Chievo, the Gialloblu were brought firmly crashing back down to earth when they were humiliated 5-0 by a rampaging Atalanta side in their last game before the international pause.
This leaves Verona leaves them in 19th place and three points from safety. With bottom-placed Benevento coming up in their next fixture, they will certainly have a chance to add some much needed points. As for this upcoming contest, the visitors did notably shock Fiorentina by beating the Viola 4-1 at the Stadio Artemio Franchi at the end of January, so are no strangers to pulling off an upset.
However, they have yet to win at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza and have won just four times against Inter. And to complicate things, Fabio Pecchia’s side not are leaking goals (56) but are hardly setting the pitch alight with their struggling attack. Only Benevento has shipped more goals, and their 25 goals scored is only ahead of three sides: Sassuolo (18), Benevento (19), and Genoa (21).
Inter Milan vs Verona: Head-to-head statistics
- Inter have won 9 of their last 11 matches against Verona in all competitions
- Verona have never beaten Inter at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (D11 L16)
- Inter have scored at least 2 goals in 13 of their last 14 matches against Verona in all competitions
- Verona have failed to win 29 of their last 32 away matches
- Inter have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches
Inter Milan vs Verona: Prediction
Verona have lost eight of their last 13 away fixtures, including five of their last six this season. They have also failed to score in four of their last five away games. Meanwhile, although Inter have had their ups and downs this term, they have been largely solid at home. To date, their only loss at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza was to Udinese, and that was when the Zebrette were on a kick. It’s hard to see Verona getting anything – let alone a goal – out of this one.
Inter Milan vs Verona: Betting tips
- Under 3.5 goals at 1.80
- BTTS – NO at 1.61
- Inter to lead at HT – YES at 1.40.