Preview: Inter Milan vs Bologna – prediction, team news, lineups
After a defeat at the start of their European campaign, Inter Milan will return to their housework on Saturday, when they host Bologna at San Siro. Inter Milan vs Bologna pawastreams, Inter Milan vs Bologna h2h, Inter Milan vs Bologna live stream, Inter Milan vs Bologna where to watch, prediction, Inter Milan vs Bologna channel.
Although the Nerazzurri were defeated by Real Madrid in the middle of the week, they are off to a promising start to life with Simone Inzaghi, while their visitors rank sixth in Serie A and remain unbeaten so far.
Inter Milan vs Bologna Match preview
A dramatic late goal by Real Madrid’s Rodrygo prevented Inter from drawing a draw with their Champions League Group D counterpart Real Madrid on Wednesday as they were winless for the second straight game.
The two European giants clashed in Milan, with the hosts setting the pace for most of the first half and causing various problems for their illustrious visitors. However, Simone Inzaghi’s men couldn’t hold out an opening point, adding to the frustration of being caught in a 2-2 draw against Sampdoria last weekend.
Although they led twice in Genoa, each time the Nerazzurri were withdrawn, and their perfect record to start the season came to an end after a surprisingly close encounter.
Having bypassed Genoa and Verona, when the summer signings of Joaquín Correa, Edin Dzeko, and Hakan Calhanoglu settled in the life of San Siro without problems, they will nonetheless be sure to return to the path of victory on Saturday. evening.
Inter won both games against Bologna last season and have won each of their last 17 league matches at home in total. In fact, only three teams in Serie A history have had a longer winning streak at home: Torino in 1948, Milan in 1950, and Juventus in 2014, and then in 2017, when they achieved a remarkable 33-match streak.
Even without the deceased hero of last season’s Scudetto triumph, Romelu Lukaku, Inter have also continued a streak of scoring at least two goals in each of their last eight league outings and will hope to put a defense of Rossoblu who has done well to keep the back door closed so far.
On Monday night, Bologna not only maintained a second consecutive clean sheet in the Italian top flight but also sealed another victory to maintain their undefeated start to the 2021-22 campaign.
Second-half winner Matthias Svanberg, off an inadvertent assist from Marko Arnautovic, places Sinisa Mihajlovic’s team in the top six in this first leg of the season and prepares them for one of the toughest tests on the Calcio calendar.
Summer signing Arnautovic, briefly at Inter as a youngster, scored his first league goal before the international break, having previously scored in a dramatic 5-4 loss to Coppa Italia last month. While the colorful leader has already made an impact on Emilia-Romagna, now he would love to outperform his former employers this weekend.
His opening-day goal, which came nearly 12 years after his Serie A debut for the Nerazzurri, has raised hopes among the Rossoblu faithful of surpassing the 12th consecutive place since Mihajlovic’s return – and dreams of a surprise on Saturday may be spurred on by a Take a look at recent record books.
Bologna have won four of their last nine away matches against Inter (since 2011, only Juventus have had more wins against them at the San Siro) and have scored in each of their last 10 away matches in this match.
With little time to rest after Real Madrid’s visit, Simone Inzaghi may make some changes, but he has few forced absences to face on Saturday.
Center-back Alessandro Bastoni was approved to start midweek after struggling with an injury he sustained on international duty, making it likely that he will reappear in Inter’s three-man defense.
However, midfielder Stefano Sensi remains out of action with a knee injury, leaving Hakan Calhanoglu and Nicolo Barella as favorites to join Marcelo Brozovic at the center. Meanwhile, current starter Matteo Darmian and summer signing Denzel Dumfries will compete directly for a spot on the right flank, with Ivan Perisic starting on the left.
The former Inter player and assistant coach Sinisa Mihajlovic will not have the pair of midfielders Jerdy Schouten and Kingsley Michael for the trip to Milan, as the former has not yet returned to full training and the latter has a muscle injury that could leave him out for the rest of the game. month.
Inter Milan possible starting lineup:
Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic; Correa, Dzeko
Bologna possible starting lineup:
Skorupski; De Silvestri, Medel, Bonifazi, Hickey; Svanberg, Dominguez; Orsolini, Soriano, Barrow; Arnautovic