Initial Observations and Head-to-Head
Inter Milan’s Serie A campaign ends on Saturday night as they go to Torino in the hopes of capturing second place on the last day before the club’s most excellent match in a decade. While Torino needs points to guarantee a top-half finish, Inter will have one eye on the Champions League final and hope to continue their excellent play until they fly for Istanbul. Inter met Lombardy rivals Atalanta last weekend to finish in the top four of Serie A only days after winning their second title of the year, and they remain in the running for the overall award.
The Supercoppa Italian defeat of Milan in January was followed by a triumph against Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia final as the Coppa Italia champions marched out at San Siro. After an exciting 90 minutes, they exited the tunnel with a Champions League spot secured for the following season. Romelu Lukaku and Nicolo Barella scored first to give the Nerazzurri a 2-0 lead. Lautaro Martinez then added a third goal in the 77th minute to make it 3-1 before the Nerazzurri conceded once more in stoppage time. They were now assured to place no worse than fourth, due in part to a 10-point fine for former rivals. Although Juventus-Inter is just one win away from a stunning cup triple, their league record has been far more modest this season. Also Read:Barcelona beats 10-man Osasuna with the help of Jordi Alba’s goal.
Inter Milan Team News
Due to the impending Champions League final, Simone Inzaghi may rotate his roster this weekend. The Inter coach may decide to rest some of his star players to reduce the danger of injuries. He still has six days to prepare for his match against English champions Manchester City in Istanbul, but he will want to finish the Serie A season on a good note. On Saturday, he will have the services of defensive partners Milan Skriniar and Danilo D’Ambrosio after the former finished his recovery from back surgery and the latter, a former Torino player, recovered from the injury that forced him out during last week’s victory against Atalanta.
Torino Team News
Due to an adductor problem, the hosts will be without Inter loanee Valentino Lazaro, although Nemanja Radonjic is hoping to be cleared to play on the final day. Antonio Sanabria, the league’s leading scorer with 12 goals, will want to increase his goal total after failing to find the back of the net at La Spezia the previous week. Sanabria has replaced Andrea Belotti as Toro’s primary upfront player while Pietro Pellegri’s fitness issues linger. Ivan Juric should pair Samuele Ricci in the center of his preferred 3-4-2-1 formation with Ivan Ilic, who previously scored twice against Inter and added a third goal last week.
Predcited Lineup and Scores
Torino’s possible starting lineup: Milinkovic-Savic; Djidji, Schurrs, Buongiorno; Singo, Ricci, Ilic, Rodriguez; Miranchuk, Vlasic; Sanabria
Inter Milan’s possible starting lineup: Handanovic; D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Acerbi; Bellanova, Barella, Asllani, Calhanoglu, Gosens; Martinez, Lukaku