After lifting the Coppa Italia trophy, the Nerazzurri will be keen to cement their place in the top-four in Serie A with Inter vs Atalanta. Both Lombardy clubs want Champions League football next season, and Atalanta will have to get something from this fixture. Meanwhile, Inter would like to secure their place soon to start preparing for the Champions League final. After Juve’s 10-point deduction, Inter have a firm grip on the top four now.
The Nerazzurri will be high on confidence after dramatically defending the Coppa Italia title. Lautaro Martinez scored his brace and completed 100 goals for Inter. The Argentine striker helped Inter to make a comeback after conceding early. However, Inter suffered a loss in Serie A last weekend. So, Inzaghi will be focusing on Serie A now as the Champions League final is far. Meanwhile, Atalanta will hope that either of the two Milan side fall in their remaining matches as La Dea’s fate is not in their hands. They beat Verona 3-1 last weekend, but they have a terrible record against Inter at the San Siro.
Inter vs Atalanta Serie A team news, tactics, and prediction
A five-goal fest in the reverse fixture sets this game nicely, and Inzaghi will deploy his in-form striker Lukaku. Dzeko and Correa should start with him, as the Bosnian striker was substituted early in the final. Onana will return between the posts, and Bellanova could start on the right flank as he has impressed in previous games.
Atalanta have some injury issues as Zappacosta has an ankle injury, and will join Zapata and Hateboer on the sidelines. Inter will have to be wary of the in-form Hojlund, who is one of the best emerging young strikers in Europe.
The Nerazzurri will have to defend well against the free-flowing attack of Atalanta, but they should get past them at home.
Inter Milan 2-1 Atalanta.