Inter Milan Form and Team News
Inzaghi’s side sealed a first Coppa Italia victory since 2010/2011 when they beat Juventus 4-2 last week. Riding on that euphoria, it was business as usual when the Nerazzurri traveled to lowly Cagliari, winning that match by three goals to one to keep pace with AC Milan. Inter are two points off their rivals, who can seal their 19th Scudetto if they avoid defeat this weekend.
It will be a cruel way for Inter to lose their title, and they will look back to a dry spell at the beginning of the year when they took only nine points from seven league games (two wins, three draws, and two losses). With Lautaro Martinez in such fine form, they can expect a straightforward victory while they wait on the result from AC Milan. Matias Vecino, at writing time, is Inter’s only absentee due to an injury.
Sampdoria Form and Team News
With little riding on this game for Sampdoria, one might be misled to think it will be an easy win for the Nerazzurri. But the away side did not have much to lose last time when they hosted Fiorentina, yet they put four goals past the Champions League hopefuls, hurting their UCL chances significantly.
However, Sampdoria have avoided defeat in only 30% of the matches they began as outsiders, the lowest percentage in Serie A. They also have a poor head-to-head record against the Nerazzurri in recent weeks, losing each of their previous four matches at Sam Siro and winning only once in history. They have a man in form in Francesco Caputo, who has scored twice and provided one assist in his last five league appearances.
Stefano Sensi and Manolo Gabbiadini remain sidelined with injuries and will not feature when Sampdoria take on Inter Milan.