The Nerazzurri will begin their defense for Coppa Italia on Tuesday night in Inter vs Parma. They returned to Serie A with a solid performance against the unbeaten Napoli to get all three points. However, just like the season so far, Inter Milan are still struggling to find consistency. They were held back at Monza in a 2-2 draw over the weekend. The Nerazzurri should be focused to defend Coppa Italia considering their form in Serie A so far this season. The winner of this tie will face Spezia or Atalanta in the quarter-finals stage.
The Nerazzurri were on their way to getting all three points against Monza. However, they again had a lapse in concentration and conceded in the added time. Meanwhile, Parma are now in the mix to reach the playoffs as they finished 12th last season. The Yellow and Blues have managed to work their way up after going down to the fourth tier in 2015 due to financial struggles. If they manage to stun Inter Milan at San Siro, it will be their first quarter-finals appearance in Coppa Italia after eight seasons.
Inter vs Parma Coppa Italia: team news, tactics, and prediction
Simone Inzaghi will be looking to make several changes, as he prepares for the Hellas Verona game on the weekend. The Nerazzurri captain Handanovic could have started for this game, but he is out because of a calf injury. Also, Brozovic is still recovering from his calf injury, so Gagliardini could get a start.
Correa, D’Ambrosio, and Gosens should also get a start for this game. Some players suffer from fatigue after the Monza game, while Lukaku’s knee injury has resurfaced. Buffon will not be available for Parma, as the former Juve keeper is suffering from a hamstring issue.
The Nerazzurri have the quality to get all three points from this fixture, despite making some changes in their preferred eleven.
Inter Milan 3-1 Parma.