The Nerazzurri will hope to get back to winning ways in Inter vs Empoli 21/22. They dropped two points against Atalanta, but will now focus on beating Empoli in the Coppa Italia round of 16. Some players looked rusty on the pitch because they played for 120 minutes in the Supercoppa Italiana against Juve. But Inzaghi will hope that his players are fresh for this encounter as he wishes to win another trophy as Inter’s manager. He can call some of the players who took some rest against Atalanta.
Inter have reached the quarter-finals of this competition seven times now. But, they last won it in 2010-11 so, Inzaghi will hope to break the decade-long drought this season. Meanwhile, Empoli are having a decent season so far as they sit in 11th position in Serie A. But, Inter should have not much problem in getting the better of the visitors.
Inter VS Empoli 21/22: team news, tactics, and score prediction
Inzaghi will look to bring back Lautaro in the team as the Argentine got some rest against Atalanta. Dzeko, who looked tired as he missed several chances, might start on the bench today. Inzaghi has the opportunity to give Correa a start as he has not played regularly after recovering from his injury. Inzaghi could also bring Vidal, Vecino, or Gagliardini to give some rest to his first-choice midfielders. Dumfries can start this game as he did not start against Atalanta on Sunday. De Vrij can replace D’Ambrosio and Inzaghi could go with his regular back three.
Empoli have a solid 4-3-1-2 system and will hope to hurt Inter on the counter. They have a couple of players out, their full-back Parisi and midfielder Haas because of their respective injuries. Pinamonti, who is on loan from Inter has been impressive this season as he is their top scorer with seven goals.
Score Prediction: Inter Milan 2-1 Empoli.