Internazionale failed earlier this year to impress the fans and this time want to forget as quickly as possible. Frank de Boer got the Milan powerhouse not playing football and the Dutch coach was soon fired because of the lack of results. Under Stefano Pioli road was smashed up and Internazionale now plans to close as soon as possible the gap with the top five. The match against Udinese seem at first sight, ideal to record the tenth victory of the season.
Udinese: Weather alive after convincing results in December
Udinese leveled earlier this season not to hook into the second tier, and therefore a position in the middle seemed the highest. The formation of Luigi Delneri sank further and further up the rankings, but suddenly there came just before the turn of the turnaround. Home was beating Bologna and Crotone and visiting Atalanta revelation was made a surprising 1-3 victory. In the last match of 2016 were home shared the points with Sampdoria (0-0). Udinese collected in the last four match ten points and thus the visor back upwards. Due to the good results Udinese snuggled into the top ten and now it is important to hold this position and may further expand. The question now is whether Udinese have the correct shape to make a team as Internazionale pain.
Positive news for Udinese is that Delneri Sunday, will have its best potential. Its formation has well survived the short winter, and therefore the coach will have to take into account major injuries or suspensions. Udinese lost only once before his home crowd in the last five home games (1-2 against Napoli) and that has ensured that the team with a positive mindset in the starting line will appear at Internazionale.
Probable lineup Udinese
Karnezis, Widmer, Danilo Felipe, Samir, Fofana, Hallfredsson, Kums, Matos, Zapata, Thereau
Inter: With solid game back to the top
That Internazionale currently affect the count with the far from convincing start to the season is clear. The team from Milan recently lost 3-0 visiting Napoli, but then it was solidity asset. Genoa and Sassuolo were in defeats treated and in the last game of the season peaked formation Pioli by 3-0 win for Lazio home crowd. A striking feature is that Internazionale these victories achieved without even collecting a goal and provided a big boost. Internazionale seems finally to have the right shape to address the fans and will therefore only take Sunday with victory pleasure.
The form in away games to date is far from conclusive. As Internazionale continued from early October down a series of five away games in which only one run was caught. The 0-1 win over Sassuolo gave the team confidence, but Internazionale must try to prove that this was no accident. The solid defense and is currently also the attack last week on a roll. The eyes will that matter again focus on Mauro Icardi. The key striker, who scored two times in the last match against Lazio, is currently on fourteen matches and his form might well be decisive. Internazionale is currently running just one on one in terms of goals scored in away games and that’s what meager. On the basis of Icardi’s team Pioli hopes to perform better outdoors now.
Probable lineup Inter
Handanovic, D’Ambrosio, Miranda Murillo, Ansaldi, Brozovic, João Mário, Candreva, Banega, Perisic, Icardi