Inter face Sampdoria knowing a win will close the gap at the top of Serie A to six points. The Nerazzurri are third behind Lazio and Juventus and can ill afford any further slip-ups if they are to resurrect their title hopes. Elsewhere, the visitors are perilously close to the drop zone but have won two of their last three fixtures.
Where and when: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan – 21 June, kick-off 20:45
Where you can see Inter vs. Sampdoria: Premier Sports 1
Last time: The Milan giants ran out 3-1 winners courtesy of Stefano Sensi, Alexis Sanchez and Roberto Gagliardini back in August.
Inter v Sampdoria Predictions and Preview
Inter will hope to bounce back at the first opportunity after their Coppa Italia disappointment. The Nerazzurri were impressive in the first-half against Napoli but ultimately failed to make Wednesday’s final and the pressure is on Antonio Conte after a huge spending spree during his first season at the club.
In-demand Lautaro Martinez will partner Romelu Lukaku upfront after a rare off day in his last showing. The Argentine continues to be linked to a big money move to Barcelona and will be desperate to get on the scoresheet. Martinez is 15/4 to open proceedings while strike partner Lukaku is 13/5 in the same market as he bids to add to his 21-goal haul.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Draw and both teams to score||24/5||Offer|
|Ashley Young to score anytime||10/1||Offer|
|Inter to win 2-0||23/4||Offer|
Christian Eriksen put in his best performance since joining Conte’s troops in the 1-1 draw with Napoli on June 13. The Dane turned out in his preferred playmaker role and scored his maiden goal for Inter. Eriksen is 2/1 to net anytime and will relish any set-piece opportunity. The hosts are 1/3 to emerge victorious and get back on track.
Travelling party Sampdoria could drop in to the bottom three if they lose and the teams around them better their result. Despite this, Doria, led by Claudio Ranieri, have given themselves a fighting chance of survival and have an attack full of goals.
Fabio Quagliarella is still firing them in at the tender age of 37, while compatriot Manolo Gabbiadini has been an able foil. Quagliarella is 13/5 to notch anytime and Samp are 15/2 to pull off a crucial win. The draw is 4/1.
One to watch for Inter: Sanchez is running out of time to convince Conte his future lies in Italy but looked bright when he appeared during the second-half at San Paolo. The Chilean is 11/2 to hit the final effort.
One to watch for Sampdoria: Gaston Ramirez has six goal contributions to his name and will operate behind Quagliarella and Gabbiadini. The Uruguayan is 21/2 to in the same market.
Long shot: Inter have a squad brimming with talent, but are in danger of going trophyless for another campaign. The Nerazzurri are still in the Europa League but Conte is expected to prioritise landing the title and a convincing performance and scoreline is badly needed. A 4-0 success is 18/1.