Inter Milan and Empoli face each other on Sunday at Giuseppe Meazza in Milan in a 24-2 Matchday 24 tie. Inter Milan have seen their surprising series of seven consecutive league victories Italian come to an end with the defeat at home to Juventus, costing him not only the 3 points but also two elements of great value to the team that have been expelled. Empoli will arrive here after being able to avoid a defeat in their own territory against Torino, starting with being at a disadvantage in the marker but managing to equalize the match.
Inter Milan are in 6th place with the same 42 points as the 5th ranked Atalanta, with 13 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses, with a total of 37 goals scored and 24 goals conceded. The Nerazzurri reached the high point of their form from the moment that Stefano Pioli assumed the commands of the equipment, adding 7 victories consecutive in the championship and climbing several positions in the table of general classification, even coming to occupy one of the places of access to Liga Europa . However, the Juventus home defeat has put an end to that good moment and the home side now needs to return to the winning ways, with a poor form ahead of Empoli.
Without European competitions to worry about and already out of the Italian Cup, Inter Milan can now focus on 100% Serie A. Their homey form is quite respectable, presenting themselves here with 8 wins in 11 matches in the Italian league, losing only 1, with a total of 25 goals scored and 9 conceded. Thanks to scoring in order not to lose space in the race for the places of access to European competitions, Inter must overcome the fact that they have lost the last game and of acting without two of its main elements, trying to make the most of a team that Is not in his best days either.
In their last 5 official games, Inter Milan have a record of 3 wins and 2 losses. This sequence of results started with a 3-2 win at Bologna in the first leg of the Italian Cup. There followed a 0-1 victory at Palermo, a 3-0 win at Pescara, a 1-2 defeat at Lazio in the Italian Cup, and on the final day , A 1-0 defeat at Juventus. Brozovic, injured, Perisic and Icardi, both punished, are confirmed casualties.
Probable team: Handanovic – D’Ambrosio, Murillo, Miranda and Ansaldi – Kondogbia and Gagliardini – Candreva, Mário and Éder – Gabriel.
Serie A Empoli, in turn, ranks 17th with 22 points, 5 wins, 7 draws and 11 losses, with 14 goals scored and 31 goals conceded. Empoli had a very bad start to the season, adding up too much of a disappointment, and although it remains irregular it has shown some improvements in its results, although in these last games the best team that has faced is the 9º classified Torino. This formation commanded by Giovani Martusciello needs to start adding points in order to continue to keep the distance from the relegation places, since it is the team that is closest to them, although it counts with 8 points above the water line.
The Azzurri are struggling to score out of doors, winning only 1 of 11 games played in the Italian league, losing 6, with a total of 6 goals scored and 15 conceded. In the face of an Inter Milan with a hunger for victory and very dangerous inside doors, this team should want to privilege the defensive organization and try to keep the Nerazzurri attack as far from its possible mark, since offensively they should be able to do so, presenting the worst Attack of the whole Italian championship.
In their last 5 official matches, Empoli has a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. This sequence of results began with a 1-0 win at the Palermo reception. There was a 0-0 draw at Sampdoria, a 1-0 win at Udinese, a 4-1 defeat at Crotone, and on the final day, a 1-1 draw at the Torino. Federico Barba, Andrea Costa, Manuel Pasqual, injured, and Bellusci, punished, are confirmed casualties.
Probable team: Skorupski – Laurini, Cosic, Veseli and Dimarco – Krunic, Diousse and Croce – Kaddouri – Puccciarelli and Mchedlidze.