Inter Milan vs Atalanta Match Analysis & Prediction
31/01/2023 11:00 pm
A place in the Coppa Italia semi-finals will be at stake when holders Inter Milan play host to Atalanta at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Tuesday night.
The hosts have lost just one of their last nine matches across all competitions, while their visitors are unbeaten in six competitive games.
Inter have already added one trophy to their collection this season, winning the Italian Super Cup earlier this month through a 3-0 victory over their rivals AC Milan in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
They secured their spot in the Super Cup by winning last year’s Coppa Italia, and they are aiming to win the cup competition in successive seasons, something that they achieved in the 2009-10 and 2010-11 campaigns.
Following their shock defeat to Empoli, Inter returned to winning ways last weekend, claiming a narrow 2-1 away victory over Cremonese through a Lautaro Martinez brace.
That victory leaves Simone Inzaghi’s side in second place, but with 13 points separating them from league leaders Napoli, they will recognise that the Coppa Italia and the Champions League represent their best hopes of winning more silverware this season.
Atalanta ended 2022 with four defeats in five matches, but they have rediscovered their best form since the winter break, embarking on a six-game unbeaten streak across all competitions.
Gian Piero Gasperini’s side also managed to keep their first clean sheet since October at the weekend, with goals from Joakim Maehle and Ademola Lookman guiding them to a 2-0 home victory over Sampdoria.
Atalanta currently occupy fourth place, but they will put their bid for Champions League qualification on hold to focus on the Coppa Italia, as they dream of winning the competition for a second time after previously lifting the trophy in 1963.
Despite having been eliminated by Fiorentina at the quarter-final stage last season, Atalanta have reached the semi-finals in three of the last five seasons.
Inter have already beaten Atalanta this season, claiming a 3-2 league away victory when the two sides met in November, and after progressing to the last four of the Coppa Italia in each of the last three campaigns, they will be confident of securing their spot in the semi-finals.
Inter Milan vs. Atalanta Head to head
In the 51 previous meetings between these two teams across all competitions, Inter have claimed 26 victories while Atalanta have won nine, and they have drawn in 16. Atalanta have scored 52 goals and conceded 87 in the process.
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08/03/2021Inter Milan1Atalanta0Serie A
25/09/2021Inter Milan2Atalanta2Serie A
16/01/2022Atalanta0Inter Milan0Serie A
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Inter Milan Team News
Marcelo Brozovic has returned to training following a calf issue, and although he is not expected to be risked here, he could come into the matchday squad for Sunday’s Milan derby.
Veteran goalkeeper Samir Handanovic has been absent in recent matches due to a leg injury, but he could be fit enough to take up a spot on the bench.
Inter Milan's Last 5 Matches
10/01/2023Inter Milan(E)2Parma1Coppa Italia
14/01/2023Inter Milan1Verona0Serie A
18/01/2023AC Milan0Inter Milan3Super Cup
23/01/2023Inter Milan0Empoli1Serie A
28/01/2023Cremonese1Inter Milan2Serie A
Atalanta Team News
Davide Zappacosta and Jose Luis Palomino are expected to miss out for Atalanta due to hamstring and leg injuries respectively.
Berat Djimsiti replaced the injured Palomino in the backline against Sampdoria, and the Albania international is expected to retain his place in the side, while Lookman will operate in the final third for the visitors.
Atalanta's Last 5 Matches
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