Inter Milan vs Hellas Verona Match Analysis & Prediction
14/01/2023 10:45 pm
Having let two points slip last weekend, Inter Milan will be looking to stay in touch with the Serie A leaders by claiming victory over Hellas Verona on Saturday.
While the hosts fell 10 points adrift of top spot by conceding a stoppage-time equaliser at Monza, the visitors recorded just the second win of the season to move off the foot of the table.
Still just three points behind both Juventus and Milan, the gap to leaders Napoli is a more formidable 10, so Inter may eventually seek glory in cup competitions this season.
Retaining the Coppa Italia is likely to their best chance of lifting a trophy in the coming months, although they also remain in the hunt for a fourth continental title, as a last-16 Champions League tie with Porto still awaits.
Tuesday’s domestic cup tie with Serie B side Parma almost ended in disappointment for Inter, who only squeezed through to the quarter-finals by finally getting the better of the visitors. Parma led until the 88th minute, when Lautaro Martinez equalised, before a Francesco Acerbi header edged Simone Inzaghi’s side through in extra time.
Hellas Verona have conceded goals in each of their last 12 Serie A away matches against Inter and last kept a clean sheet against Inzaghi’s side at San Siro around 32 years ago.
Marco Zaffaroni’s current side have won only twice anywhere this season, after their second victory of the 2022-23 campaign finally arrived at home to fellow strugglers Cremonese last time out.
Verona could now win successive Serie A matches and record consecutive clean sheets for the first time in over a year. However, they have failed to stop the opposition scoring in each of their last 31 away matches, so escaping San Siro unscathed will be a tough task this weekend.
Inter Milan vs. Hellas Verona Head to head
In the previous 23 meetings between these two sides, Inter Milan have claimed 19 victories while they have drawn in four. Verona have scored 17 goals and conceded 52 in the process.
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25/04/2021Inter Milan1Verona0Serie A
27/08/2021Verona1Inter Milan3Serie A
09/04/2022Inter Milan2Verona0Serie A
Inter Milan Team News
Romelu Lukaku, Marcelo Brozovic, Hakan Calhanoglu and Nicolo Barella sat out Inter’s midweek cup win due to rotation, but those fit enough to return may feature on Saturday.
Milan Skriniar and Edin Dzeko are most likely to brought back into the starting XI after only appearing from the bench against Parma.
Inter Milan's Last 5 Matches
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10/01/2023Inter Milan(E)2Parma1Coppa Italia
Hellas Verona Team News
Verona have fitness concerns over Simone Verdi, Kevin Lasagna and Marco Faraoni, while striker Jayden Braaf, who is set to sign from Borussia Dortmund, is expected to be unavailable.
Marco Zaffaroni is expected to name a similar side to that which saw off Cremonese, again featuring Darko Lazovic.
Hellas Verona's Last 5 Matches
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Inter Milan vs. Hellas Verona: Odds and Predictions
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