Inter Milan moved to within two points of the top four with their weekend victory, and they can guarantee Champions League football by winning their final two games of the campaign. Inter have a tough trip to fourth placed Lazio to finish off the season, but first they’ll need to secure three points in their final home game this term. They host a Sassuolo side who have secured their top flight status with a good run of form, but will they bring that momentum to the Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday night?
Sassuolo may have been in serious trouble not too long ago, but a run of one defeat in 10 games really boosted them up the table. They sit in 12th following a win over Sampdoria last weekend, and that result took them clear of danger. The Neroverdi had struggled since losing manager Eusebio Di Francesco last summer, but they’ve finally clicked, and they’ll be aiming to finish the season on a high as a result.
Inter have a job to do, but will they be impacted by Sassuolo’s recent form? Well, despite turning around their fortunes in Serie A, the visitors have still conceded in 78% of their away trips this season. The Neroverdi have conceded an average of two goals per game on the road, with their only clean sheet since Christmas coming in a win at second from bottom Hellas Verona. This is a much tougher trip, going up against an Inter side who have found the net against 89% of the teams they have hosted this season.
We expect Inter to add to the 36 goals they’ve scored at home to date, especially after racking up nine goals across their last three at home. They’ve found the net at home to every side below them in the table, and that should continue on Saturday. However, the hosts do need to worry about Sassuolo, a team who have been the Nerazzurri’s bogey side in recent years.
Sassuolo come here having scored in six straight trips, which includes a draw at San Siro, while champions Juventus are the only side in the current top seven to keep a clean sheet at home to the Neroverdi. With the visitors finding the net in 78% of their away trips, we expect them to notch against Inter on Saturday, given the form which they carry in to this visit. We’re going with both teams to score as our tip in this one, along with a 2-1 win for the hosts as our correct score prediction.