The Nerazzurri will travel for Monza vs Inter on Saturday night. Inter stands at the Serie A summit with a two-point lead as they start the second half of their campaign. The start of 2024 saw them secure a last-minute triumph against Hellas Verona, maintaining their advantage over their rivals Juventus. Meanwhile, Monza, struggling in mid-table, seeks to build on their recent victory to climb further up the standings.
Inter’s latest victory over Verona had everything, sealed by Davide Frattesi’s stoppage-time goal. After a brief stumble with a draw against Genoa, Simone Inzaghi’s side are back swiftly, emphasizing the importance of maintaining momentum. The upcoming match against Monza is before a trip to Saudi Arabia for the Supercoppa Italiana. Also, there is another away fixture against Fiorentina, leading up to a crucial Derby d’Italia clash with Juventus.
Inter vs Monza Serie A: team news, tactics, and prediction
Monza, will take inspiration from the memorable 1-0 win at San Siro last season. They lost the reverse fixture this term 2-0, with Lautaro Martinez’s brace securing Inter’s victory. Monza did good after their promotion last season. But the team faces the challenge of breaking new ground, having never won in five previous home encounters against Inter in all competitions.
Despite their recent struggles, Monza secured a 3-2 win against Frosinone. So they are sitting at 11th in the table. Now, they aim to reverse their trend of recent home defeats as they host Inter. However, their task on Saturday night appears tough.
Inter enters the match without injury concerns, except for Juan Cuadrado, who is recovering from Achilles surgery. The squad welcomes the addition of Tajon Buchanan, likely to start from the bench. The Nerazzurri captain Lautaro Martinez will lead the attack alongside Marcus Thuram.
The Nerazzurri should continue with their momentum and win three points away from the home.
Monza 1-3 Inter Milan.