Inter hosts Sampdoria hoping to cut the lead of the teams in front of them. The match at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium is on Saturday, with the first whistle to sound at 21:45. Sampdoria have lost each of their last five visits to this opponent. In his previous two home games with him, however, he recorded a draw and a win.
Inter have suffered some pretty nasty defeats this season. They allowed the other teams to pull up quite a bit in the standings. Leaders Napoli, who are still unbeaten, have as many as eight points more than the “snake”. The team from Milan is on a streak of three consecutive successes in Serie A.
Despite back-to-back wins over Sassuolo, Salernitana and Fiorentina, however, Inter climbed only to seventh place. The good news for Nerazzurri fans is their qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League. The Italian team achieved the necessary success against Viktoria Pilsen, with which they consolidated their second place in the group.
Only in the last round, Sampdoria managed to win a meeting for the first time this campaign in Serie A. This happened in his visit to the bottom of the ranking Cremonese. Despite the serious attacks of the home team, Omar Kohli scored the only goal in the match in the 78th minute.
It was the points gained from this match that put Cremonese at the bottom at the expense of Sampdoria. The Mariners have even climbed to 18th in the table and are just two points away from getting over the line.
Inter have only one result other than a win in front of their own crowd in Serie A. If we exclude the success of Sampdoria over Cremonese, the visitors have won only one point from their remaining four visits. The Nerazzurri only struggle against teams from the top half of the standings. On Saturday, they have a relatively easy opponent, which they will probably be able to overcome without any problems.