Inter Milan will look to get back to winning ways when they welcome newly promoted Cremonese to the San Siro this Tuesday.
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) (Milan)
Inter Milan have won their last five league games at home.
They haven’t lost at home to a newly promoted side since September 2018, winning 11 games since and averaging 3.64 goals per game.
The hosts had three clean sheets in their last five league games at home.
Cremonese have conceded during the second half in their last six matches, while Inter have scored after half-time in their last seven matches.
The visitors have lost all their league games this season by a single-goal margin.
Head to head
Inter Milan are unbeaten against Cremonese in their last six head-to-head meetings. In ten games, they have tasted defeat only once against the visitors (W8, D1).
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After their embarrassing loss to Lazio last weekend, Inter Milan will welcome Monza to the San Siro looking to get back to winning ways.
The hosts were beaten 3-1 by Lazio on Saturday to leave them trailing in the early race for the title. The loss was the earliest league defeat at the start of a season since 2018/19.
But with the Milan Derby on the horizon, Inter have to pick up a win in this game to ensure that they are not further behind in the race when they play their fierce rivals.
Inter boss Simone Inzaghi will be scratching his head to find the right team selection after his tactics and substitutions were criticised in his side’s loss to Lazio. Conceding two goals in the last 20 minutes of the game left Inzaghi admitting that “the defeat stings for the way it happened”.
Another loss is unexpected though, as the San Siro side have not suffered back-to-back defeats since March 2020. They also haven’t lost at home to a newly promoted side since September 2018, winning 11 games since and averaging a whopping 3.64 goals per game.
Possible Inter Milan starting line-up
Samir Handanovic; Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni, Denzel Dumfries, Robin Gosesns; Nicolo Barella, Marcelo Brozovic, Hakan Calhanoglu; Edin Dzeko, Lautaro Martinez.
Injured: Romelu Lukaku, Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Having faced Fiorentina and AS Roma in their first two games of the season, and losing to both teams, newly promoted Cremonese will feel that their fixture list in their return to the top-flight has been far from ideal.
The visitors have had a harsh return to Serie A, as they have lost each of their opening three games of the season by an aggregate scoreline of 6-3, leaving them seated at the bottom of the table after three games.
They and newly promoted Monza are the only teams yet to register a point in the Serie A after three games this season. But to be fair to them, each of their losses so far have come by a single goal margin, leaving manager Massimiliano Alvini to remark in their last 2-1 loss to Torino that “the team has given everything.”
And so, his side will be desperate to get a reward for their efforts so far and least register a point on the board when they travel to Milan. But given that their only win in this fixture came in a 2-0 win against Inter in 1992, it seems unlikely that their first point this season will be in this game.
Possible Cremonese starting line-up
Ionut Radu; Emanuel Aiwu, Matteo Bianchetti, Luka Lochoshvili; Paolo Ghiglione, Emanuele Valeri, Charles Pickel, Santiago Ascacibar; Luca Zanimacchia; Cyriel Dessers, David Okereke.
Inter Milan 2-0 Cremonese