The Nerazzurri will kick off their Serie A season with Inter vs Monza on the weekend. Inter will return to competitive action after falling short in the Champions League final. Inter managed to lift two domestic trophies but had an inconsistent season in the league. The Nerazzurri will hope to launch a title charge this season under Inzaghi’s third year at the helm.
Inter are starting the campaign with a mixed pre-season, as they looked poor in defense in several games. However, there were some positives as the new players seem to settle well in the club. Especially Davide Frattesi has hit the ground running. The Italian midfielder has impressed everyone with his goals and assists by making frequent runs into the box.
Monza surprised everyone last year after coming into the Italian top flight. They had a shaky start to their season, but with the arrival of Raffaele Palladino, Monza managed to cement 11th position on their Serie A debut. They were 20 points behind Inter and had the highest points by a promoted team in Europe’s top five leagues.
Inter vs Monza Serie A team news, tactics, and prediction
Inzaghi has a full squad at his disposal, except Acerbi who has a muscle injury. So De Vrij is expected to start through the center of the back three. Sommer will take his position between the posts and has a big task to fill the shoes of Onana. Frattesi, Cuadrado, and Bisseck could all play a part later in the game.
Gagliardini and D’Ambrosio are expected to start against their former team. Monza have acquired Inter veterans, who will elevate their team with experience and quality.
The Nerazzurri should start their season with a win, but Monza will pose some problems to their defense that did not look solid in the pre-season.
Inter Milan 2-1 Monza