The final stage of Serie A has begun. With six points above their local contender, AC Milan plus one game in hand, Inter’s opportunity to finally win the title as well as end Juventus’ domination is wide open. However, they can not be calm yet as no silverware is on their hand. Their next game against Bologna will be another test on the go for Romelu Lukaku and Co after the tiring international fixtures.
The teams’ previous matches
Bologna secured a 3-2 win over Crotone before the international break. They made a superb comeback after two goals behind as J Messias and Simy gave the home side the lead. They replied three times by Adama Soumaoro, Jerdy Schouten and Andreas Skov Olsen.
Meanwhile, Inter’s last outing was a victory against Torino. They thumped Il Torro 2-1 by Romelu Lukaku’s penalty and Lautaro Martinez’s strike. Torino only responded through Antonio Sanabria.
Sinisa Mihajlovic is still opting for 4-2-3-1 formation. The veteran striker Rodrigo Palacio will be upfront with Musa Barrow, Roberto Soriano and Ricardo Orsolini supporting from both sides and behind him. The only concern of the Serbian boss is the absence of their Polish goalkeeper, Lukas Skorupski, which is quite a major blow for the team. Another name on the sideline is Federico Santander.
Antonio Conte will be employing his favourite 3-5-2 as usual. Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez are back on the front duo with Nico Barella, Marcelo Brozovic and Roberto Gagliardini in the middle while Matteo Darmian and Achraf Hakimi operating on both flanks. There are three names in the injury table, Arturo Vidal, Danilo de Ambrosio plus Stefan de Vrij due to being tested positive covid-19.
Players to watch
The former Atalanta man, Musa Barrow has registered six goals and seven assists this season. He has proven to be irreplaceable one in the team as he has featured in 28 games. Another notable name to watch is Roberto Soriano with nine goals and five assists.
Apart from the unstoppable Lukaku-Martinez, their top performers of the season are the Croatian defensive midfielder, Marcelo Brozovic, the former Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid man, Achraf Hakimi notching up six goals and four assist and Nico Barella wtith three goals and five assists so far.
Bologna vs Inter Prediction
Inter will not waste their time to keep on winning to secure the title as soon as possible. Bologna will certainly bring threats for Nerrazurri. Nevertheless, the absence of Skorupski would put Mihajlovic’s men’s defence in danger. Nico Barella and Co will come out as a winner eventually.
The game might slightly be even but Inter is still the favourite. Conte’s men are backed to win at 7/15. The odds sharing spoils are at 39/10. Bologna’s win market is at 7/1.