The Nerazzurri start their Serie A season with Lecce vs Inter on Saturday night. Inter Milan have made several signings to improve their existing squad. Also, they managed to offload players that were no longer a part of the plan in Inzaghi’s system. But Inter had a poor pre-season and looked terrible in defense. The Nerazzurri were conceding goals in transition, which Lecce will look to attack. Inzaghi, however, is happy with his team and believes that players will show their quality.
The Serie B champions will be keen to start their return to Serie A on a strong note. The newly promoted side is led by the experienced manager Marco Baroni. However, he has a tough task ahead of him as Lecce will try to stay in the Italian top flight. They also have a historical advantage coming into this game. The Nerazzurri have failed to beat them in the last three away games at Via Del Mare.
Lecce vs Inter: team news, tactics, and prediction
Inzaghi will be happy with the recovery of De Vrij and Brozovic. However, he might start Asllani as the Italian manager will not risk Brozovic for this match. The young midfielder has impressed in the pre-season and can operate in the midfield along with Barella and Calhanoglu. With the duo of Lukaku and Lautaro at the front, Inter will try to break the low block of Lecce.
Lecce also had a poor pre-season as they lost against Parma and Bochum. They also got out of Coppa Italia last weekend after losing to Cittadella. Marco Baroni’s side is known for playing attractive football, so it will be interesting to see how they will adjust in Serie A. Also, they lost their key player Massimo Coda to Genoa in the transfer window.
Lecce will try to hurt the Nerazzurri on the counter. But, Inter Milan should gain three points from this fixture despite their poor pre-season.
Lecce 1-3 Inter Milan.