Inter will be looking to get back to winning ways here when Sampdoria visit, having narrowly fell short of a Coppa Italia final following their draw with Napoli last time out.
Serie A 2019/2020
Date: Sunday June 21st
Kick-off: 20: 45
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
Inter will feel hard done by with the turnout of their Coppa Italia campaign this season, with only an aggregate loss to eventual winners Napoli denying them a chance of glory, after that 1-1 draw last time.
Christian Eriksen opened the scoring earlier on at the Stadio San Paolo but Dries Mertens popped up with the equaliser for Napoli to ensure the victory, so the Antonio Conte-led side will be intent on bouncing back with a win here, their 17th of the league season and their first in their last two Serie A games.
The Italian has lost his last two Serie A
games (vs Lazio and Juventus): only once has he lost three games in a row in the topflight as a coach (with Atalanta in 2009) so it will be interesting to see how he sets his team up to play here.
For Sampdoria, a 2-1 win over Hellas Verona saw I Blucerchiati start their break on a positive note, a result coming off the back of a 5-1 trashing by Fiorentina. With their lowly sitting on the league table, the visitors will be in desperate need of points so expect them to put up a big resistance in Milan.
Inter have won all of the last five meetings with Sampdoria including a 3-1 result in this season’s corresponding fixture, and with their top-notch showing against Napoli last time out, expect the dominance to continue.
Matias Vecino, Diego Godin, Stefano Sensi are all rated doubtful for this game.
Otherwise, there are no missing players for Conte’s side.
Alex Ferrari, Omar Colley and Fabio Quagliarella are unlikely to play any part for Sampdoria here.
Head to Head
In 54 competitive meetings between these two sides in history, Inter have accrued a dominant 26 wins to Sampdoria’s 12. 16 other meetings had ended as draws.
Inter last five competitive games: DWWLD
Sampdoria last five competitive games: DLWLW
Inter Milan have won their last five Serie A clashes with Sampdoria, their longest most recent run against any side currently in the competition. Conte clearly has got the blueprint working effectively in the club’s favour and despite the cup disappointment can continue to dream. They are a very slim 2/5 for a straight victory here, but it is almost one market certain to emerge here.
Also, there could be a chance at goals. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in six of Sampdoria’s last seven league games while Inter have conceded at least twice in their last three league matches. Over 2.5 goals for odds of 4/6 looks good enough to back on this front.