Inter vs Bologna by Enzo
After a very difficult start in the season, Inter is now on a run of three consecutive victories in Serie A and the team finally starts to look like a solid side. Most recently, they come from a 2:0 victory away from home against Empoli on Wednesday evening, having really solid performance, especially in the first halftime when they took the double lead with two goals from Icardi.
They had the double lead and left the ball possession to the home team that wasn't threatening at all, with the visitors obviously trying to save their energy. Team is now sharing the third position with Roma and Chievo and is surely looking to get a victory here, if possible an easy one, trying to continue the home momentum after their victory over Juventus last weekend in front of own crowd.
Inter should be playing in 4-2-3-1 formation with Icardi as alone striker, but also with Perisic, Banega and Candreva as offensive midfielders. Midfielder Ever Banega served his suspension and should return to the starting lineup. Only injury absentee for the home team will be central defender Marco Andreolli, who anyway didn't perform so far.
Bologna, on the other side, comes from a 2:0 home victory over Samprodia last Wednesday evening, as the team took third consecutive home victory in Serie A. These three victories have pushed them high at the table for now, being at seventh position at the moment with 3-0-2 record, being only three points below the table leaders from Juventus.
The team once again looked very efficient during the match against Bologna, as their visitors had more of the ball possession, but the hosts easily found the way to opponent's net in 45th minute via Verdi and five minutes into the second halftime with a goal from Destro. Visitors even stood with a man less in 69th minute, so the job was even easier for the home team, while even they stood playing with a man less during the additional time when midfielder Di Francesco was excluded.
Visitors from Bologna are set to play in 4-3-3 formation with Krejci and Verdi on the wings, plus Destro as number nine, central striker. Goalkeeper Alfred Gomis and forward Umar Sadiq are both long term absentees, without performing so far. Other goalkeeper, Antonio Mirante (2/0) is still out with heart problems, while sidelined for the game is also defensive midfielder Federico Viviani (1/0). Offensive right midfielder Federico Di Francesco (4/1) is suspended and his position should get Emil Krafth who is back from a one game suspension.
- Inter have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches (Serie A).
- Inter have won 8 of their last 10 home matches (Serie A).
Inter recorded three victories in a row and the team seems to be getting into some kind of good form. The team is now fifth at the table and surely looks for a victory here, but I see Bologna making them lot of problems this time out. Visitors look effective at the moment and should be able also to break the defense of Inter, that doesn't look that stable, at least once.