Inter has been inconsistent in attack during the saga and consequential absence of striker, Mauro Icardi. Despite Lautaro Martinez having formidable performances, Inter just haven’t been clinical enough in the final third the past few matches.
With the past two results putting them one point behind AC Milan in the table, a win versus a struggling SPAL side is an absolute must to maintain pace with AC Milan and keeping any hope of a second place finish alive.
Inter Milan team news
The absence of Mauro Icardi looks to continue this weekend as his representatives and club representatives continue to have had meetings this week to line up the striker’s return to the side.
Despite talks, there is no indication that his return will happen this weekend. Though there is speculation that possible return could be made against AC Milan next weekend.
Radja Nainggolan will also miss this match due to the same training related injury he sustained that kept him out of the Eintracht Frankfurt match.
With Inter having another midweek match against Eintracht Frankfurt and the Milan Derby all next week it is likely that there will be some rotation for this Sunday’s match.
With Lautaro Martinez and Kwaswo Asamoah both missing the return leg against Frankfurt it’s likely we see them feature in the side against SPAL.
Possible lineup: Handanovic; D’Ambrosio, Skriniar, Miranda, Asamoah; Brozovic, Vecino; Politano, Joao Mario, Perisic; Martinez
SPAL team news
SPAL has had a tough stretch of results as they fight to stay above the relegation zone. Their centre-back Thiago Cionek after receiving a red card against Sampdoria in their last match.
On the injury front, their winger Manuel Lazzari has been dealing with a thigh injury and was hopeful to be back for Inter but it is looking unlikely.
Despite being winless since January, SPAL has found the back of the net in four of their last five matches. This has been a point of weakness for their side as they are bottom five in Serie A in goals scored.
Their back line isn’t helping their cause, in the past four matches they have conceded 9 goals. Bringing their total to 39 goals conceded for the season.
Possible lineup: Viviano; Vicari, Felipe, Bonifazi, Fares; Valoti, Missiroli, Schiattarella, Kurtic; Petagna, Paloschi
Time and Date: 10 a.m. ET (3 p.m. local) Sunday, March 10, 2019
Location: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milan, Italy)
How to watch: In the United States, the match will be shown live on ESPN2 and ESPN+ Deportes. In the United Kingdom, you can watch the match live on FreeSports TV UK. If you are in Italy, the match can be viewed on Sky Calcio 2, Sky Sport Serie A and Sky Go Italia.
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