Entertainers Atalanta make the short trip to Inter on a potentially decisive weekend in the 2020-21 Serie A campaign. Second place Milan tussle it out with Verona, while champions Juventus meet Lazio and any further dropped points from the Nerazzurri’s chief title rivals could spell the end of the title race.
Where and when: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan – 8 March, kick-off 1945
Where you can see Inter vs. Atalanta: Premier Sports 1
Last time: Lautaro Martinez and Aleksei Miranchuk netted in the reverse fixture.
Inter v Atalanta Predictions and Preview
Antonio Conte has no fresh injury concerns, in contrast to Andrea Pirlo at Juventus. The former Bianconeri and Chelsea boss is enjoying his best period in the Inter dugout since his appointment 22 months ago and confidence is high in the ranks.
Christian Eriksen was the only Nerazzurri midfielder not to be substituted in the 3-0 victory over Genoa and both player and manager deserve credit for the Dane’s remarkable turnaround. The ex-Tottenham Hotspur fan favourite appeared set for the exit door in January but is now a key member of the eleven and can be found at 5/2 to notch anytime.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Inter to win 2-1||15/2||Offer|
|Josip Ilicic to score first||7/1||Offer|
|Over 4.5 goals||4/1||Offer|
Partner Nicolo Barella is deservedly in line for a new contract after an outstanding year. The Sardinian is on the radar of Premier League holders Liverpool but is one of Conte’s untouchables and all set to shine for Roberto Mancini at this summer’s European Championship. Barella is 3/1 to register anytime and Achraf Hakimi is available at 5/1.
A £10 bet on Inter to win at 19/20 returns £19.50
Travelling party Atalanta are still competing on three fronts. La Dea are in the Coppa Italia final and also have the deciding leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie with Real Madrid to come.
Hotshot Luis Muriel has been prolific since moving to Bergamo and is 11/2 to register first. Compatriot Duvan Zapata has been nursing a thigh injury but should link up with Muriel to keep Milan Skriniar, Alessandro Bastoni and Stefan de Vrij busy. The burly Colombian is 8/5 to score anytime and is a former Inter target.
Ilicic, Matteo Pessina, Ruslan Malinovskiy and Miranchuk are the supporting cast and Atalanta will not be overawed by the occasion. An away success is 14/5.
One to watch for Inter: Alexis Sanchez’ lack of game time highlights the strength in depth at Conte’s disposal but the South American still has a role to play. The former Arsenal and Manchester United ace hit the last effort against the Grifone and is 6/1 to repeat his exploits.
One to watch for Atalanta: Theo Hernandez and Hakimi deservedly earn the plaudits but it is fellow wing-back Robin Gosens who has the best statistics in the position. The Germany international has struck on 10 occasions this term and is 9/2 to bag anytime.
Long shot: La Dea and Inter are the joint highest scorers domestically with 60 strikes and it promises to be a long 90 minutes for both defences. Inter may have the strongest squad in the league but Atalanta have unrivalled firepower and Gasperini is spoilt for choice. A 3-3 thriller is 54/1.