Game to start at Sunday's afternoon, 12:30 CET between Inter and Sassuolo in Italian Serie A.
It was good to see Inter getting back to winning ways last Wednesday evening when the team won on the road against Empoli. Team of Roberto Mancini had a setback in the last game of 2015 when they surprisingly lost to Lazio 1:2 at home, so the three pointer on the road against Empoli surely boosted their morale in front of other important matches. With this victory they confirmed status of league leaders and the team will get into this one even more determined to show that the defeat against Lazio was simply a weak day for them. Coach Mancini has announced quite offensive lineup for this one starting with 4-4-2, but with 4-2-4 characteristics when attacking, saying that he wants to see his team scoring more and more goals. Only injury absentee for the home team will be Felipe Melo (defensive midfielder) who earned suspension in previous home game against Lazio.
Sassuolo continues to over perform all season long, but I believe that their slip down the table might be just around the corner. They didn't lose in last five matches in Serie A, but also count only one win - coming from a 2:2 draw at home against Frosinone few days back. It was one of the poorest performances from them in front of own fans, but the team still continues to be at the sixth position - for example, better placed than Milan or Lazio, surely better and more reputable squads. Eusebio Di Franscesco, their coach, has said that the team needs to step out at San Siro without any fear, adding that he is sure his team won't be the one with Inter's syndrome, as he said most of the teams face up Inter with a fear. He also said his team needs to be more decisive in front of opponents' goal, as they don't convert the chances that well. Lorenzo Pellegrini will be unavailable due suspension after receiving red card in last moments of the game against Frosinone.
Inter has great quality upfront, as the team posses players such as Ljajic, Jovetic, Icardi and two-footed Perisic. Only they are enough to make real problems to Sassuolo, team that I believe is anyway on the verge of showing their real potential this season.