Sassuolo will welcome back Italy internationals Manuel Locatelli, Domenico Caputo and Francesco Caputo for the trip to Serie A leaders Inter. The Neroverdi trio were omitted from the squad to face Roma as a precautionary measure after four members of Roberto Mancini’s staff tested positive for COVID-19.
Where and when: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan – 7 April, kick-off 17:45
Where you can see Inter vs. Sassuolo: Premier Sports 2
Last time: Alexis Sanchez and Roberto Gagliardini struck either side of a Vlad Chiriches own goal.
Inter v Sassuolo Predictions and Preview
Stefano Sensi has been plagued with injuries during his time in Milan but will be hoping his effort for the national team can revive his career. The silky midfielder has only featured in 22 league matches since the start of the 2019-20 campaign and would be a regular were it not for longstanding fitness issues.
Sensi, a former Barcelona target, would not look out of place alongside Lionel Messi, Frenkie De Jong and Sergio Busquets and should be in Mancini’s final 23 this summer. The Urbino native will probably be eased in by Antonio Conte and is 7/2 to bag anytime.
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Romelu Lukaku has 23 strikes and eight assists to his name from 31 appearances. The Belgian has not won a championship since his days at Anderlecht as a teenager and would fancy himself to also earn individual accolades at the end of the season.
The former Manchester United misfit is four behind Cristiano Ronaldo in the race for the Capocannoniere prize and can be found at 11/4 to open proceedings. Partner Lautaro Martinez can be found at 15/4 and has a knack of producing when Inter need a big moment.
Elsewhere, Sassuolo sit in eighth. It has been a mixed first three months for the Neroverdi in 2021 but there is great talent in the ranks with Locatelli destined to join Juventus in June. The elegant Milan youth graduate has broken in to the Azzurri eleven and his €40m valuation is particularly modest.
Locatelli is 11/2 to notch anytime and endear himself to his future supporters. Compatriots Berardi and Caputo both have 11 this term and the veteran is 13/2 to break the deadlock and the Sassuolo skipper is 9/1. The visitors are 15/2 to emerge triumphant and a stalemate is 4/1.
One to watch for Inter: Conte would like to retain the services of Sanchez beyond the current campaign after the Chilean’s impressive run since the turn of the year. The attacker is 11/2 to hit the last goal.
One to watch for Sassuolo: Jeremie Boga is expected to follow Locatelli out the exit door with Atalanta keen to snap up the speedster. The Marseille born ace is 7/2 to score anytime.
Long shot: Only the top six have netted more than Sassuolo, but there are defensive concerns for Roberto De Zerbi. The Neroverdi have not kept a clean sheet since Matchday 11, nearly sixteen weeks ago, and this sequence is likely to continue against the division’s biggest hitters. A 4-2 success for the hosts is 36/1.