One step forward, two steps backward. That has been the baseline of this Inter. Just one win in their previous ten serie A matches. Inter will on Saturday night welcome bottom side Benevento to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza as the Nerazzurri hope to use Le Streghe as a point of contact for their resurrection. Benevento have won just 3 games this season and have lost their last 12 away games. Inter on the other hand are undefeated in 13 of their last 14 home matches. Below Saturday’s game is previewed using whoscored.com for what should be an interesting match for the Nerazzurri as they seek to improve on their current form.
Inter have average 1.6 goals per game from 15.4 shots per game, resulting to the 40 goals they have scored this season; 24 from open play, 10 from set piece, 4 from penalty and 1 apiece from counter attack and own goal. Luciano Spalletti’s men are consistent at scoring goals at home, with just one game they have failed to find the back of the net at San Siro this season – They have scored 25 goals in 13 matches. Benevento have just 5 away goals in their serie A history. Massimo Coda is the club’s leading goalscorer with 3 goals only, same tally as Eder, who is the substitute for Icardi. Whilst Mauro Icardi has 18 goals.
The Nerazzurri have conceded 21 goals from 12 shots per game. No clean sheet in their last 6 games. Inter have 16.4 tackles per game and 10.4 interceptions per game. Danilo D’Ambrosio have 2.9 tackles per game while Roberto Gagliardini intercepts 1.5 balls per game. Skriniar have 4.7 clearances per game while Miranda average 1 block per game. Benevento have 16.2 tackles per game and 12.9 interceptions per game. Le Streghe have shipped in 58 goals from 15.8 shots per game allowed.
Moving the ball:
Inter have 490 short passes per game, 49 long balls per game, 29 crosses per game and 1 through ball per game. 40% of Inter’s attacking moves have come from the right flank, 34% from the left while the remaining 26% is through the middle. The Nerazzurri have an average possession of 54.5% and 85.3% pass accuracy while Benevento average possession is 45.8% and 80.2% pass accuracy.
Whoscored Rating Leaders:
Perisic (7.37), Icardi (7.27) and Skriniar (7.25) are Inter’s top rated players while D’Alessandro (6.85), Viola (6.79) and Djimsiti (6.71) are currently Benevento top three performers.
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