#InterStats Preview – Inter Vs SPAL: Nerazzurri Looking To Get Back To Winning Ways
No win in 2 games, lost their 3rd spot to bitter rivals Milan and ex-captain Mauro Icardi has been out of selection for disciplinary reasons. The Nerazzurri are going through difficulty as they welcome SPAL to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza this afternoon. Inter are unbeaten against SPAL and have won 2 of their last 3 meetings.
Lautaro Martinez has 5 league goals in 8 starts. Radja Nainggolan has been involved in 4 of Inter’s last 7 goals (1 goal & 3 assists). Inter average 1.5 goals per game from 38 goals, the lowest among the top 4 teams.
SPAL averages 0.9 goals per game from 22 goals total and Andrea Petagna has scored 43% of the team’s goals (10 goals).
This part deals with the advantages as well as the disadvantages of Marcelo Brozovic. The Croatian has completed 78 tackles and 36 interceptions, highest among all midfielders in the Serie A. Brozovic is also the player with the worst discipline player in the team with 8 yellow cards and 1 red card. Generally, Inter have kept a clean sheet just once in their last 6 games, conceding 8 goals in the process.
SPAL have only one clean sheet in their last 8 games. They have conceded 39 goals this season.
Moving the ball:
The Beneamata are the second most possessive side in the league with an average ball possession of 56.1%. Brozovic has the highest passes per game average (79.8) as well as long balls per game (7.2) in the Serie A. Borja Valero has the best pass success ratio in the team with 93.3%.
The Biancazzurri average 51.3% ball possession and 83% pass accuracy.
Whoscored.com rating leaders:
Top ranked Nerazzurri players are Brozovic (7.16), Skriniar (6.96) and D’Ambrosio (6.92). While Kurtic (6.99), Lazzari (6.95) & Cionek (6.83) are the best three performers the Gli Spallini.
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