One point out of a possible six doesn’t really match the expectations drawn for a team envisaged by many as the “Anti-Juve”. Inter start has been highly disappointing, psychologically and tactically appalling. There may be another chance for redemption as they confront Bologna this Saturday evening, a team they remain undefeated to in their previous 9 meetings. This weekend’s Round 3 fixture is previewed using WhoScored.com as the Milanese giants are set to refurbish their campaign.
Offensively, Inter, showed some positives in the first half of their last game against Torino. They were in full domination, created chances and scored two goals. Generally, they have average 1 goal per game from 13.5 shots per game 4 shots on target per game. Ivan Perisic and summer signing Stefan de Vrij are the Nerazzurri scorers this term as last season’s hitman, Mauro Icardi, is yet to get off the mark. Bologna are goal shy this season despite averaging 14 shots per game.
They have showed vulnerability, and succumbed to pressure. Amateurish individual mistakes has been the case for Spalletti’s men. The barrier have been breached 3 times in just 2 games; One penalty, two from open plays. The Nerazzurri have average 19 tackles per game and 12.5 interceptions per game. Brozovic’s role in regaining possession is underestimated; average 6 tackles per game and 2 interceptions per game, only Asamoah is better with 2.5.
Stefan de Vrij has made 2 blocks per game and 3.5 clearances per game, only his partner/competitor Miranda has more with 4 clearances per game. Meanwhile Bologna have conceded one goal despite allowing 12 shots fired at goal per game. Pippo Inzaghi’s men have averaged 20.5 tackles and 14 interceptions per game respectively.
Moving the ball
Inter have a 55.7% average ball possession and 85% pass accuracy. They have also completed 6 dribbles per game. Inter have average 539.5 passes per game, Brozovic orchestrating 82.5 passes per game with 87.9% success rate only Stefan de Vrij has a better pass success rate with 90.6% in two games. The Nerazzurri have hit 63 long balls per game with D’Ambrosio averaging 8 long balls per game. Bologna average 45.7% ball possession and 75.4% pass accuracy.
Whoscored rating leaders
Ivan Perisic (7.33), Marcelo Brozovic (7:21) and Stefan de Vrij (6.96) are Inter best performers so far this season. While Blerim Dzemaili (7.35), Danilo (7.23) and Rodrigo Palacio (6.99) are the top players for the Rossoblu.
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