Following Inter’s enticing 3-3 draw against Spanish giants Barcelona within the Champions League at the Camp Nou, the Nerazzurri aspire to maintain the same level of motivation and charisma as they prepare to face Salernitana in match-week ten of the Serie A at the San Siro.
Despite Inzaghi’s side’s underwhelming start to this year’s campaign, it seems that Inter are beginning to find their stride as they have sustained a fine run of form after remaining unbeaten in three consecutive fixtures across all competitions.
Within the Champions League mid-week fixtures, the Nerazzurri demonstrated an immense amount of resilience as they managed to come back into the game after trailing 1-0 at the end of the first half as a result of brilliant counter-attacking finishes from Nicolo Barella and Lautaro Marinez.
Although the lead was blown twice within the six-goal thriller, Inter secured a vital point in a very hostile ground, permitting themselves to potentially pave their way into the Round of 16 if they seal all three points against Viktoria Plzen.
Meanwhile, Salernitana are coming off a positive result as they managed to defeat Verona 2-1 with the help of Kryzysztof Piatek’s opener and Boulaye Dia’s last-gasp winner at the Arechi Stadium. As a result, I Granata have managed to secure their first win in five Serie A fixtures.
As per Inter, the Belgian international Romelu Lukaku is ruled out of the fixture as he is not match-fit despite recovering from his injury suffered against Lazio. In addition, midfield pair Marcelo Brozovic and Roberto Gagliardini will not feature in the significant fixture due to injury.
Meanwhile, Salernitana lack plenty of resources as Serbian playmaker Ivan Radovanovic is unavailable to take part of the match due to suspension after receiving a late red card against Verona. Furthermore, defender Federico Fazio, attacking veteran Franck Ribery, and box-to-box midfilder Giulio Maggiore are all held at bay due to sustained injuries.
Inter (3-5-2) Predicted XI: Onana; Skriniar, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Asllani, Calhanoglu, Gosens; Martinez, Dzeko
Salernitana (3-5-2) Predicted XI: Sepe; Gyomber, Daniliuc, Pirola; Candreva, Kastanos, Coulibaly, Vilhena, Bradaric; Dia, Piatek
As it stands, Inter currently sit in eighth place with fifteen points, only one point behind Juventus with a game in-hand. On the other hand, Salernitana find themselves in twelfth possessing ten points.
Consequently, Inzaghi is determined to extend his side’s impressive run in order to leap into seventh, allowing the Nerazzurri to potentially claw back into the title race.