Defending champions Inter Milan host fifth-placed Atalanta in a mouth-watering Serie A clash at San Siro on Saturday, September 25. The game will kick off at 9:30 PM IST.
Under the tutelage of Simone Inzaghi, Inter head into the contest eyeing top spot in Serie A and will look to leapfrog league leaders Napoli, who are two points clear and are scheduled to play Cagliari in the early hours of Monday.
Inter have been in great form in Serie A 2021-22, winning four of their five matches while one game ended in a draw.
On the other hand, Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta have registered three wins, one loss and a draw in the five matches that they have played this season.
INT vs ATN Dream11 Prediction
Inter Milan have a superior head-to-head record against Atalanta across all competitions, winning 72 of the 133 matches played between these two sides. On the other hand, Atalanta have managed just 27 victories. Meanwhile, 34 matches have ended in a stalemate. Inter pipped Atalanta 1-0 courtesy of a goal from defender Milan Skriniar in March this year. Going by recent form, Inter will start as favourites to win the fixture.
INT vs ATN Dream11 team tips for Serie A 2021-22
Top tip: Best forward
Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez has been a prolific goal-scorer for Inter Milan since joining the club in the 2018-19 season. The 24-year-old has bagged 52 goals in 137 appearances for Nerazzurri. Martinez also already scored three goals in four league matches this season and is likely to continue his impressive form against a formidable Atalanta outfit.
Top tip: Best midfielder
Remo Freuler opened the scoring for Atalanta in their 2-2 draw against Villareal in the Champions League. It was his first goal in Europe’s elite competition since February 2020. The Switzerland national team midfielder has been one of the standout performers for Atalanta and has played 221 matches, scoring 20 goals. Freuler is well-placed to put on a strong display against the defending Serie A champions in midfield.
Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper
After impressing in the recent UEFA European Championship, Dutchman Denzel Dumfries had an outstanding game against Bologna last weekend where he was involved in two of Inter’s six goals, assisting once. Dumfries is expected to make his second start in the league and replace Matteo Darmian on the right-wing.
Among goalkeepers, Atalanta custodian Juan Musso will be the preferred choice over Samir Handanović of Inter Milan. Having moved from Udinese this summer, Musso has established himself as a first-choice starter for Atalanta. The 27-year-old also made decisive saves to help his side clinch a point against Villareal in the Champions League.
INT vs ATN probable playing XI
INT probable XI (3-5-2): Samir Handanovic; Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij, Andrea Ranocchia; Marcelo Brozović, Matias Vecino, Hakan Calhanoglu, Matteo Darmian, Ivan Perisic; Lautaro Martinez, Edin Dzeko
ATN probable XI (3-4-2-1): Juan Musso; Rafael Toloi, Merih Demiral, Berat Djimsiti; Davide Zappacosta, Mario Pasalic, Teun Koopmeiners, Robin Gosens; Matteo Pessina; Josip Ilicic, Duvan Zapata
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