10 September 2021, 15:35 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
The Italian Serie A TIM fixture, U.C. Sampdoria vs. Inter Milan, kicks off at 11:30 (GMT+1) on Sunday, September 12 at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium.
Preview Sampdoria Serie A, Sep 12, 2021
Preview U.C. Sampdoria picked up a point in the goalless draw against Sassuolo on Matchday 2 when both sides met at the Mapei Stadium. After taking 11 shots, with 2 on target, and stringing 329 delicate passes together, La Samp failed to find the required quality to hit the back of the net. Roberto D'Aversa's side haven't scored a single goal since the turn of the new season and have only a point from the draw following the opening day defeat to AC Milan. A victory on Sunday would count as two consecutive victories over the Nerazzurri on home soil for the second time in Serie A, after winning three in a row against Inter between 1989 and 1991. Roberto D'Aversa could line up the familiar 4—2—3—1 formation once again, with Fabio Quagliarella at the top of the shape. Considering the arsenal at Inter Milan's disposal, coupled with D'Aversa's poor career win record – 33.33%, his worst picked up in his second spell at Parma, 4.35%, his chances of securing a victory on Matchday 3 remain very slim. Centre-forward Ernesto Torregrossa is in doubt for this fixture, while Manolo Gabbiadini is sidelined with an ankle injury.
Preview Inter Serie A, Sep 12, 2021
Preview Inter Milan will return to Serie A TIM action following the 3-1 win over Hellas Verona on Matchday 2 at the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi. Ivan Ilić (15') gave Verona the lead on the quarter-hour mark. But two minutes after the break, Lautaro Martinez (47') struck for the leveler. A towering header from Joaquin Correa (83' & 90'+4) late in the second half gave Inter the lead before he wrapped up the three points with the brace in stoppage time. The victory leaves Inter in 2nd place while having 6 points and a G.D. of +6. This fixture marks Simone Inzaghi's 200th match in the coaching seat in Serie A and a victory for the 45-year-old would see him win his first three games in a single season for the first time in Italy's top-flight football. Simone Inzaghi could adopt a 3—5—2 formation for this game, which could see Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez continue the new and fledgling striking partnership upfront. Inter Milan are working on the final details to have Lautaro Martinez’s contract extended. It’s not done yet, agent Alejandro Camano said in an interview with FCInter1908. There are still a few details to be worked out before we can close the deal, he added. Edin Dzeko has bagged six goals against Sampdoria, with a goal each in the last three games. The 35-year-old could extend his tally against La Samp on Sunday to make it four in a row.