Inter Milan return to action for their second pre-season game of the summer with a visit to Lugano in Switzerland.
The Nerazzurri began preparations for the 2022-23 season with a 10-0 demolition of FC Milanese on Saturday.
It was a flying start for Simone Inzaghi's side and they will aim to build on this momentum with another big win on the road.
Lugano have played three friendlies already this summer, and like Inter, started their campaign with a 10-0 victory.
Following another 4-3 win over 1. FCK, the Swiss outfit lost 1-0 to Ingolstadt on June 30, following which they've been on a hiatus.
The Inter Milan clash will be their last before the start of their 2022-23 league season this Saturday, with Mattia Croci-Torti's side hosting Sion on the opening day.
Lugano only secured a fourth-place finish last season but have qualified for the UEFA Europa Conference League third qualifying round.
Should they qualify for the finals, it would be their first major European tournament since the 2019-20 season, when the Swiss team played in the Europa League group stages.
Lugano vs Inter Milan Head-To-Head and Key Numbers
- Inter Milan and Lugano have met six times in the past, with the Serie A giants winning four and losing just once.
- The sides had met last year during the pre-season too which ended 2-2 in normal time before the Nerazzurri prevailed 4-3 on penalties.
- This will be the fifth consecutive year where these sides have locked horns during the pre-season, having faced each other every year since 2018.
- Inter Milan have scored 13 goals against Lugano in their last five meetings, while conceding only thrice.
- Lugano's last friendly win over Inter came in October 2011, a 2-0 victory. Since then, their Italian rivals had four in a row before the draw last year.
Lugano vs Inter Milan Prediction
Lugano gave Inter a tough run for their money last year and will be aiming for the same here.
However, the Nerazzurri will be upbeat after their resounding win last time and should come away with a comfortable victory in Switzerland.
Prediction: Lugano 1-3 Inter Milan
Lugano vs Inter Milan Betting Tips
Tip 1 - Result: Inter Milan
Tip 2 - Goals over/under 2.5: Over 2.5
Tip 3 - Both teams to score: No