Inter Milan are coming from winning the Coppa Italia and will be hoping for things to work in their favor as they push on with their Serie A title defence. Placed second with 78 points, Inter are set to face 18th placed Cagliari, who have 29 points. Cagliari, the hosts in this game, are a point below the safe zone and will be hoping for a win here to aid them rise from the red zone. With Genoa playing hours earlier, Cagliari will hope that they fall to Napoli but they will be hoping more for Empoli to beat Salernitana, the team right above them. Cagliari have no win in the last three matches and though they’ve scored in four of the last five matches, they haven’t managed to score more than a goal in the last nine matches. In those nine matches, they’ve managed just one win and lost seven. Six of their last 10 home matches have produced over 2.5 goals.
Inter Milan are two points behind league leaders Milan and as they target a win here, they'll also have prayers of their own; that Atalanta shocks Milan in the earlier kickoff. The 2-1 loss to Bologna earlier has come to haunt Inter as they lost the advantage they had in the title race. They’ve stepped up strongly though and are coming into this game straight from a 4-2 win over Juventus in the Coppa Italia final. Inter have scored four in each of the last two matches and in seven of their last eight, they’ve scored two or more goals. Each of their last seven matches have produced over 2.5 goals and both sides have scored in Inter’s last five matches. Lautaro Martinez, Inter’s leading scorer this season, has been on a good run and going into this game, he has five goals in the last five league matches. Away from home in the league, each of Inter’s last three matches have produced over 2.5 goals.
Inter Milan are paying a price for the loss to Bologna; they’ve recovered well with high scoring games in their last three matches but they aren’t keeping a lot of clean sheets. Both sides scoring and over 2.5 goals have been regular in these two sides’ recent matches and here we will go with over 2.5 goals.