Verona are next up for Inter who have won 14 of their last 15 Serie A matches. The champions elect are 13 points away from lifting the title and the trip to Juventus on the penultimate day is likely to be one of celebration as the Bianconeri’s nine-year reign comes to an end.
Where and when: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan – 25 April, kick-off 14:00
Where you can see Inter vs. Verona: Premier Sports 2
Last time: Milan Skriniar was the unlikely hero before the turn of the year.
Inter v Verona Predictions and Preview
Antonio Conte will be relieved to get back on the pitch after a turbulent 72 hours. The Nerazzurri were one of the 12 sides involved in the European Super League concept but have subsequently pulled out after the understandable fan backlash.
The Italian tactician is only missing Arturo Vidal and Aleksandar Kolarov through injury and has a wealth of options in each department. The backline has largely been unchanged and Samir Handanovic, Alessandro Bastoni, Milan Skriniar and Stefan de Vrij all deserve praise for giving the likes of Nicolo Barella, Ivan Perisic, Christian Eriksen and Hakimi the stability to express themselves.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Inter to win 2-0||11/2||Offer|
|Hakimi to score anytime||7/2||Offer|
The plaudits tend to go to the attackers but 12 clean sheets from 31 encounters have helped Inter build an unassailable lead at the top of the division and Conte is keen to tie his defenders down to new deals.
Romelu Lukaku is 5/2 to break the deadlock and add to his 25-goal haul. The ex-Manchester United misfit has handsomely repaid Conte’s faith in him and the £75m transfer fee looks a bargain in the current climate. Partner Lautaro Martinez can be found at 7/2 and the duo’s next objective must be to conquer on the European stage. Alexis Sanchez is 9/2 to register last and Inter are 3/10 to emerge triumphant.
Elsewhere, Verona are on course to match last term’s ninth place finish. The Gialloblu are very much in the image of coach Ivan Juric and are extremely well drilled. Mattia Zaccagni and Matteo Lovato are the latest talents off the conveyor belt and the former is 20/1 to open proceedings.
Antonin Barak is enjoying the best football of his career and will link up with Zaccagni off Kevin Lasagna. The loanee is 8/1 to bag anytime and the visitors are 17/2 to come away with the spoils. A stalemate is 17/4.
One to watch for Inter: Eriksen is now a mainstay in Conte’s midfield and got the equaliser in Naples. The former Tottenham Hotspur fan favourite is 2/1 to net anytime.
One to watch for Verona: Federico Dimarco is owned by the Nerazzurri and could make a permanent return to the club in the summer. The flying wing-back is a stunning 50/1 to hit the final effort.
Long shot: The Gialloblu have struggled in recent weeks but Juric will be pleased overall with how his troops have fared, particularly after key trio Marash Kumbulla, Sofyan Amrabat and Amir Rrahmani moved on to Fiorentina, Napoli and Roma, respectively. Verona have beaten both capital clubs, Atalanta and the Azzurri and will provide stern opposition for Inter. A 2-1 victory is 30/1.