After defeating last season’s Scudetto winners, Inter Milan will continue their quest for Serie A title vs Udinese at home. The Nerazzurri will be looking to strengthen their position at the top by beating the mid-table struggling side Udinese. However, games like this in the past have been like a roadblock for Inter. With last week’s victory over the defending champions Napoli, they are clear of 11 points of Naples and have left Milan behind six.
Udinese currently occupies the 16th position in the Serie A standings with 12 points, maintaining a slim two-point cushion above the relegation zone. However, their recent form has been less than ideal, enduring a winless streak of three matches. Also, Udinese have secured just one victory throughout the season, a surprising 1-0 triumph against Milan. This win marked Gabriele Cioffi’s successful return as manager after the departure of Andrea Sottil.
Despite the initial optimism surrounding Cioffi’s second tenure, recent performances have been poor. A significant defeat against Roma and a home draw against Hellas Verona, hint at big issues within the team. Udinese’s struggles are underscored by their statistics, ranking third-worst in terms of attack and sixth-worst in defense among Serie A teams.
Inter Milan vs Udinese: team news, tactics, and prediction
The Nerazzurri are short in defense and are struggling to manage the time of all players. Darmian is working double shifts to cover for Dumfries. Inzaghi could look to deploy Frattesi or Augusto on the right flank to cover for the Italian defender.
Meanwhile, Bastoni is expected to feature for some minutes, and Inzaghi looks to reintroduce him slowly. Jaka Bijol is out till January for Udinese.
Udinese could pose problems to a thin backline of Inter, but the Nerazzurri should come off with a win at home.
Inter Milan 2-1 Udinese.