Inter Milan vs. Chievo Verona / Serie A – Out of fixture for Sunday we have singled out two matches from the 15th round of Italian Serie A. In the first of them second-placed Inter meets ninth-positioned Chievo, which at the moment has big 16 points fewer. This match at the Guiseppe Meazza stadium comes for the guests from Verona after the latest series of two draws and one victory, which should be a warning for the home team. Let’s add that both their head-to-head played last year ended as victories of home teams. Begins: 03.12.2017 – 15:00 CET
Given that Inter plays much better this season than last year it is then quite logical that they expect to win all three points, especially as in that way they will stay in the race for the Scudetto. Team led by coach Spaletti currently occupies excellent second place in the Serie A table and has two point fewer than Napoli and two more than Juventus. Since these two teams meet right in this round it can very easily happen that Inter moves at the first place after a longer pause.
Of course, in order that something like that happen they need Juventus victory in Naples and their own victory in this match with always unpleasant Chievo. Spaletti has stressed that his players must not underestimate the guests from Verona even for a moment. Regarding situation with the team, midfielder Vecino got injured in previous match with Cagliari, while stopper Miranda and midfielder Gagliardini picked up their fifth yellow card and are suspended for one match, and this time their places should take Ranocchia, Brozovic and Joao Mario.
Probable lineups Inter Milan: Handanovic – D'Ambrosio, Skriniar, Ranocchia, Santon – Brozovic, Valero – Candreva, Joao Mario, Perisic – Icardi
Regarding the guests from Verona, we have stressed in the introduction that they go to Milan after the latest unbeaten streak in the league of two draws and one victory, which propelled them in the upper part of table, or more precisely at the ninth position. Home victory of 2-1 over SPAL meant a lot for coach Marana players in terms of re-establishing their self-confidence, which was definitely shaken after negative series of two defeats and two draws.
Also, Chievo failed to capitalise last week the better atmosphere in the team in order to reach the round of 16 of the Coppa Italia, as they lost to city rival Verona after penalty shootout. We must stress that Maran sent the 2nd team to face Verona in order to have the key player rested and ready for Inter, except of course for from before injured midfielder Castro and suspended midfielder Radovanovic.
Probable lineups Chievo Verona: Sorrentino – Cacciatore, Gamberini, Tomovic, Gobbi – Bastien, Rigoni, Hetemaj – Birsa – Inglese, Meggiorini
Inter Milan – Chievo Verona PICK
It is expected that second-placed Inter confirms its good form in this home match with Chievo, but we should bear in mind that the guests from Verona are one of most defensively oriented teams in the league, which is why we have opted here on smaller number of goals.
Pick: under 3 goals
Odds: 1.78 at 10bet (down to 1.72 can be played)