18:45 GMT 03 April 2017
Sampdoria visit the San Siro as they look to take 3 points off Inter, who are pushing for Champions League football themselves. This comes as part of match week 30 of the 2016/17 Serie A season and could turn out to be a huge turning point in Inter’s season. The hosts are 5th in the table, just a point from Lazio in the last Champions League place while Sampdoria are 9th with little to play for other than pride.
In the last 6 league meetings between these two sides, Inter have won 3, Sampdoria have won 2 and there has been 1 draw. The last meeting between the sides earlier in the season went Sampdoria’s way as they won 1-0. Both teams have scored in just 2 of the 6 games.
Inter will need a strong performance in this one as they look to strengthen their push for a Champions League place next season and with how they’ve played in recent weeks, this shouldn’t be too hard. They have a fully available squad for the fixture and this gives them an even bigger chance of picking up a vital 3 points.
Latest matches: Inter Milan
|18.03.2017||Seri||Turin FC||Inter Milan||2:2||D|
|12.03.2017||Seri||Inter Milan||Atalanta Bergamasca||7:1||W|
|05.03.2017||Seri||Cagliari Calcio||Inter Milan||1:5||W|
|26.02.2017||Seri||Inter Milan||AS Roma||1:3||L|
|19.02.2017||Seri||Bologna FC||Inter Milan||0:1||W|
Sampdoria will have to be brilliant defensively if they want to get anything from the match as Ever Banega and Mauro Icardi have been incredible in the last few weeks. They’ll also need to take any chances they get in the game but with their main striker, Muriel, missing, they might struggle to convert some of their chances.
Latest matches: Sampdoria Genoa
|19.03.2017||Seri||Sampdoria Genoa||Juventus Turin||0:1||L|
|11.03.2017||Seri||Genoa FC||Sampdoria Genoa||0:1||W|
|04.03.2017||Seri||Sampdoria Genoa||Pescara Calcio||3:1||W|
|26.02.2017||Seri||US Palermo||Sampdoria Genoa||1:1||D|
|19.02.2017||Seri||Sampdoria Genoa||Cagliari Calcio||1:1||D|
There’s no doubt that Inter are favourites on their own patch as they go into their 30th league game of the season. But they’ll need to be careful of any Sampdoria threat and they’ll need to strike early to make sure it doesn’t become a park-the-bus affair in the Sampdoria team. A clean sheet is a real possibility for Inter especially with Luis Muriel injured for the visitors and this will give them a great chance of victory to put more pressure on the Champions League places.
03 April 2017 - 18:45 GMT
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