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Inter vs Torino Preview and Lineups – Serie A Round 6

Returning to Serie A commitments following the European fiasco in the middle of the week, Inter host Torino at the Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday. There is only one point separating the two sides before kickoff, which promises a hotly contested match in the top half of the table.

After a devastating 3-2 derby della Madonnina defeat to AC Milan, Inter slipped with another low-key score. Simone Inzaghi opened the new Champions League season with a 2-0 loss at home to German champions Bayern Munich. So the pressure is mounting on the former Lazio coach as Nerazzurri Can’t get a break these days.

With star striker Romelu Lukaku still unavailable for selection due to injury, Inter will welcome a weakened and lost Torino. In contrast, the Grenade He will take the field in high spirits after achieving three wins from his first five Serie A matches (D1, L1). However, don’t let the high-flying league start to confuse you.

In fact, all three of Torino’s league victories have come at the expense of the newly promoted teams. That might give Inter a glimmer of hope that they can weather a tough spell of form that has seen them lose three of their last four matches in all competitions (W1). Without further ado, let’s move on to the preview.

Match preview

Inter

A couple of high-goal defeats against AC Milan and Lazio in their last three Serie A matches (W1) see Inter enter this round four points behind Atalanta. Although they are outside the top four, Inzaghi’s men are still in the Scudetto, but they need to raise their level as soon as possible.

With the exception of a trio of wins against lower-ranked teams, Inter have struggled to impress in high-profile competitions. Turin’s visit to the Meazza could therefore prove useful, as the Nerazzurri have emerged victorious in their last three league meetings at home. This round includes a narrow 1-0 win in this corresponding match in 2021/22.

Furthermore, Inzaghi’s men turned the Meazza into a stronghold. They have won all six of their previous home league matches via multiple-goal margins, scoring 18 goals in that span. Sustaining this scoring spree will be in the hands of prominent striker Lautaro Martinez, who has already scored three Serie A goals to his name this season.

Turin

Torino sent Serie A newcomers Cremonese, Monza and Lecce by one goal in their first five Serie A matches. However, the goalless draw at home with Lazio coupled with the 3-1 defeat to Atalanta indicate that they found it difficult to tangle with the Serie A players.

After West Ham United loan member Nikola Vlasic led the team to a narrow 1-0 home win over Lecce last weekend, Torino could win back-to-back Serie A matches for the first time since January. That could be possible for Ivan Juric’s side as they have had four wins in their last five away games in the league.

Vlasic may be the architect of Torino’s long-awaited success at Inter, having scored in his last three Serie A games. Grenade. It’s been six years since the visitors last invaded Nerazzurri at Meazza, in a 2-1 win in April 2016. So there is no doubt that they will take the field with great motivation to create a surprise.

Team news

In addition to Lukaku, Inter coach Inzaghi will not be able to call up the services of Brazilian full-back Dalbert. But he will have a fully qualified team for this confrontation.

As for Torino, Alexei Miranchuk, Mohamed Faris and Samuel Ritchie, they are excluded from injury.

Possible Inter lineup against Torino

Inter Milan (3-5-2): Sameer Handanovic. Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni; Denzel Dumfries, Nicolo Barella, Marcelo Brozovic, Hakan Calhanoglu, Matteo Darmian; Edin Dzeko, Lautaro Martinez.

Turin (3-4-3): Vanja Milinkovic-Savic; Kofi Djidji, Bear Shores, Ricardo Rodriguez; Ola Aina, Emirhan Ilkhan, Carol Linetti, Merghem Voevoda; Nikola Vlasic, Nemanja Radungić, Antonio Sanabria.

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