After their crucial Derby d’Italia victory last weekend, Inter Milan aims to continue their Scudetto defense with another home win over Hellas Verona on Saturday evening with a kickoff at 7 pm.
Inter, who have historically dominated the Derby della Madonnina, will play against one of Serie A’s most improved sides when they face off against their Saturday’s opponents.
Inter has finally tasted Serie A success outside of Milan in what was perhaps the team’s most important game of the 2013/14 season. They edged out Juventus 1-0 on Sunday, and in the process, they surely eliminated their opponent from the title race.
Hakan Calhanoglu’s re-taken penalty in first-half stoppage time ultimately proved the difference between the bitter rivals.
Milan has a four-point lead over Juventus with a game still in hand. Simone Inzaghi’s side is looking to build upon consecutive wins over Fiorentina and Parma when they take on Torino this weekend.
Inter have dominated Verona throughout their many meetings in recent history, winning all 10 of their games at home in Serie A.
The Nerazzurri have won eight and drawn two of their last 10 games against the Gialloblu overall and scored 24 goals. In their 30 trips to Milan in Serie A, the Verona have failed to score in 22 games and lost 11, drawing 11.
Inter Milan vs. Hellas Verona Head to Head
Both sides have 14 games against each other, with hosts taking 11 wins while opponents are still winless. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Juventus 0-1 Inter
- Inter 1-1 Fiorentina
- Torino 1-1 Inter
- Liverpool 0-1 Inter
- Inter 5-0 Salernitana
- Hellas Verona 0-1 Genoa
- Empoli 1-1 Hellas Verona
- Hellas Verona 1-2 Napoli
- Fiorentina 1-1 Hellas Verona
- Hellas Verona 3-1 Venezia
Inter Milan Team News
After sitting out a match against Liverpool with a calf injury last month, Stefan de Vrij returned as an unused substitute in the Derby d’Italia. The Dutch defender is now fit enough to contend with Danilo D’Ambrosio for a place in the Inter back three.
Hellas Verona Team News
Meanwhile, Verona is still without their injured Pawel Dawidowicz, Gianluca Frabotta, and backup goalkeeper Ivor Pandur while support striker Antonin Barak is doubtful.
Prediction and Odds
This weekend, we expect a comfortable win for the Nerrazzurri to pick the three points.
- Inter Milan Win
- Goals Under 3.5
- No Score: Away