Internazionale v Sampdoria: Serie A Match-day 12

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This Saturday sees Inter go head to head with Sampdoria at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza – Kick-off 8:45pm GMT.

This clash sees seventh placed Inter, welcome eighteenth placed Sampdoria to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

This season’s Serie A campaign, has so far seen Internazionale achieve 21 points

Inter suffered an away loss to Fiorentina in their last outing, they will doubtless be keen get a positive outcome in this fixture.

Also, can Inter extend their incredible run of three wins? They currently stand seventh in the League, with 21 points for a total of 7 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws having won seven matches and lost four fixtures.

Inter have won four games and lost one game of their five League matches at home this season.

A win in this fixture would take Internazionale’s points to 24 in the League.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Inter, in terms of goals scored (22). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Lautaro Martinez (6), Nicolo Barella (4), and Edin Dzeko (3). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Inter so far, having conceded 17 goals in their last matches so far.

Simone Inzaghi will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of one of his Inter players.

Sampdoria under pressure for a result as they go to fancied Internazionale on Saturday

Dejan Stankovic will not wish to see his side lose three matches in a row, so they will doubtless go into this match, determined to change their recent, disappointing run of form.

Also, the relegation zone is not where Sampdoria want to be at the end of the season, but that is where they are heading, unless they can get out of their losing habit. The Blue-circled have lost seven of their last 11 fixtures in the Serie A. With an eighteenth position in the league and 1 wins, 7 losses and 3 draws, they currently have six points in the League having won one game, drawn three fixtures, and lost seven matches.

Sampdoria will travel to Inter with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one win, one dart, and three losse.

A win in this fixture, would take Sampdoria’s points from 6 to 9, so far this season.

Sampdoria may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Internazionale v Sampdoria – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Inter and Sampdoria have faced each other 53 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Inter’s favour (28 – 10). Also, home advantage has clearly been a huge positive factor for Inter in this fixture, as they have not lost to Sampdoria on the last one game. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was May 2022 and the score line ended up with a 3-0 win for Internazionale.

Performance Report

For Inter, Lautaro Martinez is one of the top performing players after having scoredsix goals in 11 League games this Serie A Season, while Filip Djuricic, one of their best scorers, has nettedtwo goals in 11 League games this season for Sampdoria.

Other standout players for Inter are Nicolo Barella and Edin Dzeko with four goals and three goals respectively and for Sampdoria are Filip Djuricic and Emil Audero with two goals both.