The Nerazzurri will shift their focus back to Serie A as they travel to Stadio Renato Dall’Ara for Bologna vs Inter. They will be confident coming into this game, after a solid performance against FC Porto. Romelu Lukaku scored the late winner to give Inter a one-goal lead in the Round of 16 tie. But they will face Bologna, who are enjoying a brilliant run since the World Cup break.
The league leaders Napoli have dropped just seven points this season, making it difficult for the rest of the Serie A teams. Inter will have to remain consistent, to find an opening in the title race. Their run since the World Cup has been remarkable as well. Lautaro Martinez has helped Inter to climb up the table, as he has been in prolific touch. The Argentine striker got fueled to do well for Inter since winning the World Cup.
Bologna vs Inter Serie A: team news, tactics, and prediction
Thiago Motta’s side are enjoying a good away record in recent games, as they won three of their last four matches. However, they will have to embrace themselves for a tough run of fixtures soon. They will face Inter, Lazio, Atalanta BC, and AC Milan in the upcoming games. Their main striker Arnautovic could miss this game due to hip discomfort.
The Nerazzurri fans will remember the last season’s game against Bologna, which played a huge part in falling out of the title race. But they are in a good form now, and Inzaghi could give Brozovic a nod for this game. The Croatian has now recovered from his injury and played a key part in the second half against Porto. Also, Lukaku could start ahead of Dzeko for this game.
Inter players will be tired after a physical game against Porto, but they have enough quality to get the better of Bologna.
Bologna 1-2 Inter Milan.