Inter – Sassuolo: 14th May 2017
Without the compass
Retired to the team squad after a miserable run of the “nerazzuri” alongside the Dutch technician Frank de Boer, Stefano Pioli revived the team instantly, winning the Serie A victories and turning Inter from a mid-group ranking into a band Worthy of ending the season in the podium area. However, something went wrong in the “nerazzure” band, starting with the 29th move from FC Torino. Then Pioli’s pupils drew, score 2-2, recording a result, after all, almost natural. But what could be expected was no one: five defeats in the next six matches, including humiliating failures in the company of Crotone (2-1) or Genoa (1-0), which implicitly led to his dismissal Pioli. By the end of this season, the team will be led by Interim Stefano Vecchi.
They were “awake” inexplicably
Sassuolo ranks 14th in the Serie A, with 40 points gathered in 35 rounds. Thus, Eusebio Di Francesco’s band “hibernated” during the whole season, cochetting at some point even with the relegation zone, but inexplicably returned to this season’s end. Not only did they no longer know the taste of the six-stage defeat, but the “non-runners” managed to confront many upper-class hockey teams lately: Atalanta (1-1), Napoli (2-2), Fiorentina 2). In this context, it is not excluded to witness a new pleasant surprise from Sassuolo on Sunday, “Giuseppe Meazza”.
Eight direct confrontations took place between the two bands: Sassuolo was imposed four times, while Inter won the other four duels;
In the tour, Inter was forced to the limit on the opponent’s stadium, score 1-0;
The last success of Sassuolo’s own squatting in the field dates back to September 2014, from a sensational 7-0. From that moment on, Sassuolo managed to win the other confrontations of “Giuseppe Meazza”;
Inter (4-2-3-1): Handanovic- D’Ambrosio, Murillo, Andreolli, Nagatomo- Brozovic, Gagliardini- Candreva, Banega, Perisic- Icardi
Absents: Miranda (injured), Medel, Kondogbia (suspended)
Sassuolo (4-3-3): Consigli- Lirola, Acerbi, Cannavaro, Peluso- Sensi, Magnanelli, Missiroli- Berardi, Matri, Politano
Absentees: Duncan, Pellegrini, Mazzitelli (injured), Ragusa (suspended)
Conclusions & tips
Given the circumstances of this game, we expect a relatively balanced deployment of hostilities, in any case more balanced than odds show. Although, normally after the departure of a coach, the band has a tendency to better play in the next match, the goal of “nerazzuri” remains unchanged. Judging by the recent Serie A Inter Milan results, it is clear that the Milanese are preparing for a big future season, but in the championship, and eventual participation in the Europa League would hinder their plans.