#InterStats Preview – S.P.A.L vs Inter: Time To Start Winning Again

January 26, 2018 19:00
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Inter will travel to Stadio Paolo Mazza to play relegation threatening SPAL for only the second time in history in Day 22 of the Serie A. No win in six games for the Nerazzurri as they face a side that sits deep on 18th place with just one win in their last ten games. Below Sunday’s lunchtime kickoff is previewed using WhoScored.com numbers for a match that provides variety of opportunities for Inter to get back to winning ways.

Attack:

Inter have scored 36 goals in the league this season, averaging 1.7 goals from 15.9 shots per game. The Nerazzurri have scored just 3 goals in their last 6 games and have found the back of the net 14 times on their travels this season. SPAL on the other hand have average 1 goal per game and 10.8 shots per game resulting to 22 league goals this season. Veteran striker Antenucci is SPAL’s leading goalscorer with 6 while Icardi is Inter’s with 18.

Defence:

Inter have let in 16 goals from 12.4 shots per game. Luciano Spalletti’s boys have the 3rd best defensive record in the league alongside Roma, only Juve and Napoli have better figures. The Nerazzurri have average 16.1 tackles per game and 10.5 interceptions per game this season. D’Ambrosio averages the best tackles per game among his colleagues with 2.6 whilst Gagliardini has 1.5 interceptions per game. Skriniar averages 5 clearances per game while Miranda has 1.1 block per game. SPAL have conceded 39 goals from 16.3 shots per game they have allowed this season, 3rd worst defensive side in the league. The Biancazzurri have average 15 tackles per game and 13.4 interceptions per game.

Moving the ball:

Inter have recorded 54.1% average possession and 85.3% pass accuracy against SPAL’s 46% average possession and 80.1% pass accuracy. Inter have Spanish maestro Borja Valero pulling the strings in the middle park with 63.1 average passes per game and 91% pass success (only Skriniar has a better pass success – 91.6%). Inter have 8.7 dribbles per game with Candreva averaging 1.6 dribbles per game. Candreva have also delivered the most assists in the league with 8.

WhoScored Rating Leaders:

Perisic (7.45), Icardi (7.32) and Skriniar (7.31) are Inter’s top rated players while Viviani (6.99), Salamon (6.98) and Grassi (6.83) are SPAL’s top three performers in the team.

Can Inter get back to winning ways again for the first time in 2018? Do you have a stat you want us to highlight? Discuss in the comments below.

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Daniel Etefia
By Daniel Etefia