Inter host Chievo Verona today in the day 15 of the Serie A season. The Nerazzurri are currently unbeaten and they welcome a Chievo side that have lost only twice on the road this season. Inter have won 13 of their last 16 Serie A matches and have lost just once to The Flying Donkeys in their last 6 games, winning 4. Below, today’s match is previewed using stats from WhoScored for what should be an intriguing test for the Nerazzurri, who will be missing some vital players – Roberto Gagliardini, Miranda and possibly Matias Vecino.
Inter have racked up 28 goals in 14 games this campaign, averaging 2 goals per game from 14.7 shots per game. 18 out of those 28 goals have come from open play, 6 from set pieces and 4 from the penalty spot. Spalletti’s boys are fond of scoring at home, at least 1 goal in each of their 7 games at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, having scored a total of 15 goals at home this season. Meanwhile Chievo have scored just 17 goals, only two more than Inter’s top scorer, Mauro Icardi. The Flying Donkeys have averaged 1.2 goal per game resulting from 12.8 shots per game. Inglese has scored 6 goals, that is 35% of Chievo’s goals this season.
Inter have conceded 10 goals this season, half of those goals have come at home at the San Siro. Chievo on the other hand have let in 21 goals from 15.5 shots per game whilst Inter have conceded 16.6 shots per game at home. They have managed 6 clean sheets, averaging 15.6 tackles per game and 9.9 interceptions per game. With Gagliardini out of this fixture through suspension, Danilo D’Ambrosio averages the most interceptions per game with 1.3, he also average the most tackles per game with 2.4. While the signing of the seasin so far, Milan Skriniar, averages the most blocks and clearances among his teammates with 6.7 and 4.9 respectively. Chievo have averaged 14.6 tackles per game and 11.5 Interceptions per game.
Moving the ball:
Inter average 492 short passes per game as well as 46 long balls per game. The Nerazzurri’s Pass Accuracy is at 84.8% per game. Borja Valero is the main architect in terms of average passes per game and pass success percentage with 61.7 and 90% respectively. Inter have recorded an average possession of 53.4% per game versus Chievo’s 46.6%. Inter averaged the most crosses per game in the league with 24, where Candreva runs the show with 2.3 crosses per game. Interestingly, Candreva also average the most key passes per game with 3.1 and also the most dribbles per game with 1.5. Chievo Verona have completed 4.9 dribbles per game, with Lucas Castro averaging 1 dribble per game.
WhoScored Rating Leaders:
Mauro Icardi (7.62), Ivan Perisic (7.53) and Milan Skriniar (7.32) are statistically Inter’s best three performers this season. Perisic and Candreva are the leading assist providers in the league with 6 a piece. Icardi remains the Nerazzurri’s top scorer with 15 goals, of which 10 of those goals have come at home at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Chievo’s top three performers are Castro (7.21), Birsa (7.08) and Inglese (7.03).
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