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Inter Milan v Sassuolo: Match Preview, Team News, Predicted XI | Serie A 2018-19

Varun Nair
ANALYST
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716   //    19 Jan 2019, 09:56 IST

Can the Nerazzurri make it eight successive wins at home in the league?
Can the Nerazzurri make it eight successive wins at home in the league?

Inter Milan will be looking for their eighth successive league win at home when they take on Sasuolo today. The Nerazzurri are on a 6-match unbeaten streak, and will be looking to continue with their winning streak and close the gap to the second-placed Napoli to just 2 points.

The Milan side is in hot form after beating Benevento 6-2 at the San Siro in the round of 16 of the Coppa Italia.

The Neroverdi are 14 points off their opponents and have 25 points from their opening 19 matches. Roberto De Zerbi and his men will be looking to return to winning ways an end a 3-match losing streak. A win could see the Neroverdi jumping as much as 3 places to the 8th position in the league.

The first match between the two teams ended with Sassuolo winning 1-0 at home in August.


Team News

Inter Milan


The Senegalese winger is expected to be on the sidelines for a couple of weeks.
The Senegalese winger is expected to be on the sidelines for a couple of weeks.

Inter Milan is set for another empty stadium, apart from 10,000 students who have been given permission to watch the match, following the 2-match ban imposed due to the racial discrimination against Koulibaly.

Luciano Spalletti will be without the services of Keita Balde, while Radja Nainggolan may make an appearance after returning to training.

Sassuolo

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Sassuolo do not have any injury concerns and are expected to field a full-strength squad against the Nerazzurri.


Probable Lineups

Inter Milan (4-3-3): Handanovic; D’Ambrosio, de Vrij, Skriniar, Asamoah; Brozovic, Nainggolan, Vecino; Politano, Perisic; Icardi.

Sassuolo (4-3-3): Pegolo; Kosok, Magnani, Peluso, Da Silva; Locatelli, Sensi, Duncan; Berardi, Boateng, Djuricic.

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