Italian journalist Mario Sconcerti believes that both Inter and AC Milan will come up against opposition without anything to fight for in their remaining match of the Serie A season.

Writing in his column in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, Sconcerti gave the view that both Sampdoria and Sassuolo could come into the matches without a great deal of motivation.

Sampdoria are officially safe from relegation, though only just, and so there is likely to be the same kind of urgency from the Blucerchiati in their match against Inter as there was from Cagliari yesterday evening, even if they will surely play for pride.

AC Milan, meanwhile, face Sassuolo, who have had an up-and-down season which has mixed impressive results like wins over Inter, Milan, and Juventus with disappointing and surprising stumbles.

As with the Blucerchiati, the Neroverdi will undoubtedly play for pride, but given that there is no European place to fight for the midtable team may not have much impetus to take the game to the Rossoneri.

“Now there’s little left to play,” Sconcerti said. “Now they both play against opponents who have little left to play for.”