Crazybola.com – Defending champions Inter Milan face one of their favorite opponents when Serie A resumes this weekend; travel to the Marassi, where they will take on hosts Sampdoria on Sunday (12/9) evening CEST.
Having started the new season with maximum points from their opening two games, Inter Milan will now travel to a team they have beaten in seven of their last eight meetings, while the hosts are still without a first win of the season.
Manager Simone Inzaghi and new signings Hakan Calhanoglu, Edin Dzeko and Joaquin Correa all had impressive starts with Inter Milan, who hope to forget about the departures of Antonio Conte, Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi.
Inter Milan have convincingly beaten Genoa (4-0) and Hellas Verona (1-3) so far, with Joaquin Correa, Edin Dzeko and Hakan Calhanoglu all already scoring goals for their new team and showing great understanding as a team. .
Overall, Inter Milan have now scored in each of their last 21 league games and ex-Roma Edin Dzeko is set to help continue that run, having previously scored six goals against Sampdoria in Serie A – including three in his last three games against Sampdoria. Bluecerchiati.
In contrast to their visitors, Sampdoria have just one point from their first two matches and even so far they have yet to score, an unwanted start for new coach Roberto D’Aversa.
The former Parma boss, who saw his side relegated last season, has now strengthened his side’s attacking options by bringing in Italy international Francesco Caputo from Sassuolo on transfer deadline day.
He is expected to increase Sampdoria’s impact and provide an alternative option for Fabio Quaqliarella who has been relied on up front and gave Sampdoria’s first goal in the new 2021/2022 Serie A season.
In the previous 39 meetings, Inter Milan are still in absolute advantage with 22 wins, losing just nine times. But Sampdoria were the team that ended Inter Milan’s unbeaten run last season with a 2-1 win at Luigi Ferraris.
Manolo Gabbiadini and Ernesto Torregrossa were injured which ruled them out, while there are doubts about Albin Ekdal and Nicola Murru.
Christian Eriksen, who suffered a heart attack at the Euros, is the only problem absent for Inter Milan.
Sampdoria (4-4-2): Emil Audero; Fabio Depaoli, Maya Yoshida, Omar Colley, Tommaso Augello; Antonio Candreva, Adrien Silva, Morten Thorsby, Mikkel Damsgaard; Francesco Caputo, Fabio Quagliarella.
Inter Milan (3-5-1-1): Samir Handanovic; Milan Skriniar, Stefan De Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni; Matteo Darmian, Nicolo Barella, Marcelo Brozovic, Hakan Calhanoglu, Federico Dimarco; Stefano Sensi; Edin Dzeko.
Inter Milan have an outstanding away record at the moment, unbeaten in 24 of their last 26 away matches in Serie A, scoring at least 2 goals in their last 7 matches in domestic competition.
Inter Milan also have a very strong head to head record, having won 7 of their last 8 matches against Sampdoria in all competitions, although that loss they suffered in their most recent trip to Luigi Ferraris last season.
However Inter Milan are still too strong for Sampdoria in this match and Simone Inzaghi, Edin Dzeko, Hakan Calhanoglu and Joaquin Correa have shown that the reigning champions are still very solid and ready to defend their title this season.
Score Prediction: Sampdoria 0-2 Inter Milan