Preview – Sampdoria Vs Inter: Tricky Trip To The Marassi

Preview – Sampdoria Vs Inter: Tricky Trip To The Marassi
September 11, 2021 15:00
( )

With two convincing wins behind them, Inter travel to Genoa to face Sampdoria at the Luigi Ferraris stadium, looking to make it three from three. Match tomorrow Sunday at 12:30 CET.

Having started their season off quite well, Inter must now navigate the tricky task that is Sampdoria in Genoa if they’re to maintain their perfect record.

This objective is made more difficult by the fact that the match come straight after an international break which has been quite taxing on the Inter squad, particularly the South American contingent.

Roberto D’Aversa inherited a strong and solid Doria from veteran tactician Claudio Ranieri; the team has a strong spine of veterans and with Fabio Quagliarella and now Francesco Caputo in attack, Sampdoria possess the league’s most experienced front line.

D’Aversa is no nonsense meat and potatoes kind of manager. Expect him to approach this match in a straightforward “defend first then worry about scoring” manner. It will be up to Simone Inzaghi to find the keys to unlock the hosts’ defences.

Inzaghi is largely expected to rotate the starting eleven substantially, not only is the squad coming off an international break, but Inter face Real Madrid at home in the Champions League opener midweek.

That said, Inzaghi possesses certain solutions that he has not utilized so far that may prove the difference makers against Samp.

Alexis Sanchez, Stefano Sensi and Federico Dimarco are just a couple of the names that Inzaghi might use to spaces between the lines of the expected resilient Doria defense.

If Inter are to mount a serious defense of their title, they must make sure that matches against “weaker” opposition are won.

Team News

It appears that all the news coming out of Appiano is guardedly positive. Stefano Sensi’s rumoured injury seems to have been overblown and the playmaker has assured Inter fans through his social media that he will be fit to play on Sunday.

Alexis Sanchez is also finally fit and back from his injury, the Chilean international will be available for selection and might actually get a start seeing that his attacking colleagues all worked hard on international duty.

Probable Inter line-up (3-5-1-1): Handanovic (C); Bastoni, De Vrij, Skriniar; Dimarco, Gagliardini, Calhanoglu, Barella, Darmian; Sanchez; Dzeko.

Stats

Last Season: Samdoria 2 – 1 Inter.

Last 10 Head to Head: There have been no draws between the two sides in the last ten matches, with Inter winning seven times to Samp’s three victories.

Keep An Eye On

Alexis Sanchez: With the Chilean finally fit to make the matchday squad, expect the forward to want to put in a performance to stake his claim as a season protagonist for Inzaghi’s attacking plans.

Inter’s market moves in the attacking department mean that spaces and playing time will be limited, El Nino Maravilla knows that he must make the most of any playing time to continue playing an important role.

Officials

Referee: Daniele Orsato.
Assistant referees: Peretti and Pagliardini.
Fourth Official: Baroni.
VAR: Nasca and Giallatini.

Prediction & Concluding Remarks

Prediction & scorers: Sampdoria 1 – 2 Inter; with Sanchez and Gagliardini edging it for the visitors.

Concluding remarks: Coming off an international break where almost all of the squad’s starting eleven were heavily involved with their respective national teams, this match can be a real banana skin.

Expect Sampdoria to score and to make lives difficult for the visitors, but expect Inter’s quality to ultimately make the difference.

By Mohamed Nassar

Inter’s Edin Dzeko Has Shown Why He Should Not Be Compared To Romelu Lukaku, Italian Media Report

September 17, 2021 15:40
( )

Inter striker Edin Dzeko has already shown why people should not compare him to Romelu Lukaku by clearly being in need of a rest against…

Cristian Brocchi On Scudetto Race: “Juventus & Inter Are Still The Teams To Fear”

September 17, 2021 15:20
( )

Ex-Monza coach Cristian Brocchi has suggested that Juventus and Inter are the two teams that are most likely to win the Scudetto this season, according…

Simone Inzaghi On Inter Defeat To Real Madrid: “There Was Some Mistakes From Me”

September 17, 2021 15:00
( )

Inter coach Simone Inzaghi has publicly accepted some of the blame for the Nerazzurri’s 1-0 defeat at home to Real Madrid on Wednesday night, according…

Inter Hold Their Place In UEFA’s European Club Rankings, Italian Media Report

September 17, 2021 14:40
( )

Inter have managed to stay 25th in the European club rankings despite their defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday in the Champions League, according to…

Some Tickets Are Still Available For Inter’s Clash With Bologna, Italian Media Report

September 17, 2021 14:20
( )

Some Inter fans could still get their hands on tickets for Inter’s home game against Bologna on Saturday afternoon, according to a report in the…

Luka Modric After Standing Ovation From Inter Fans: “Thanks San Siro For The Special Moment”

September 17, 2021 14:00
( )

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has thanked the Inter fans for the standing ovation that they gave him when he was substituted on Wednesday night,…

Close

Subscribe

to our newsletter