“And I’ll rise up, rise like a day….. and I will do it a thousand times again” has been the hidden Inspirational soundtrack to Inter’s tenacious season. From a fruitless two weeks to a flawless performance in the midweek against Cagliari, a win that kept Champions League ambitions alive, with just one point separating the Nerazzurri from 3rd place Roma. On Sunday afternoon, Luciano Spalletti’s men will travel to Verona to play league strugglers Chievo, a team currently 3 points above relegation prior to this weekend’s fixtures. Will be using whoscored numbers to preview this fixture.
After being barren in 3 games, Inter netted four times in during their midweek game against Cagliari. Inter have scored 54 goals and have average 1.6 goals per game from 15 shots per game. Chievo have scored a total of 29 goals, averaging 0.9 goals per game from 10.1 shots per game. Robert Inglese have contributed 9 goals to the Flying Donkeys, the highest among his compatriots. Inter captain will be hoping to reach new heights after breaking Ronaldo & Ibrahimovic’s record of 25 goals a season.
Inter have conceded just once in 8 games and Handanovic have managed 16 clean sheets this season. Inter have allowed 22 goals (2nd best defensive side in the league) from 11.5 shots per game, in their last game they didn’t even create any room for Cagliari to attempt any shot. Meanwhile Chievo have conceded 51 goals from 16.1 shots per game. The protectors of Inter realm have made 16.6 tackles per game and 11 interceptions per game with D’Ambrosio leading the charge with 2.6 tackles per game and 1.4 interception per game (with Gagliardini ruled out of this game through injury). Chievo have 14.2 tackles per game and 11.3 interceptions per game.
Moving the ball:
Inter have recorded 54.8% average possession and 85.6% pass accuracy. Chievo on the other hand have 46.2% average possession and 77.8% pass accuracy. The Nerazzurri have completed 9.4 dribbles per game with Rafinha being the most successful with 2 dribbles per game. Candreva have average 2.3 key passes per game and 1.9 crosses per game, he has also engineered 8 assists along with Ivan Perisic. Chievo’s Valter Birsa have average 1.9 key passes per game and have also contributed 5 assists to his teammates.
Whoscored rating leaders:
The top three is the same as it has been for months now: Perisic (7.41), Icardi (7.29) & Skriniar (7.28). Chievo’s best three performers are Castro (7.11), Inglese (6.86) & Sorrentino (6.78).
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