It has been suggested that Inter’s struggles early on in the league this season has to do with the Nerazzurri anticipating the Champions League. And they got lift-off in their first game back in Europe’s most prestigious club competition for six years, coming from behind to beat Tottenham at the San Siro.
But there’s little use aiming to thrive in Europe and floundering on the domestic front. Hence, Inter’s league form of one win and two defeats from four games should also be in their priority box.
Luciano Spalletti’s side have been less than impressive in Serie A so far, even their solitary win wasn’t without its drawbacks. And this weekend, they face a tough trip to Sampdoria, who have won two of their last three league matches, scoring nine goals in those trio of games. Marco Giampaolo’s side have already beaten a big gun in Napoli this season, and are nowhere short of confidence. Inter will hope their Champions League lift-off inspires positives as they return to domestic duty.
Elsewhere, Inter’s city rivals, AC Milan, who also have just one league win so far this season, host Atalanta, while Juventus travel to second from bottom Frosinone.
High-flying SPAL, who are, seemingly all logic, in second place, visit Fiorentina, Napoli travel to Torino, Lazio hit Genoa, while Roma hope to change their recent fortunes as they make a trip to Bologna.
Sassuolo v Empoli
Milan v Atalanta
Parma v Cagliari
Sampdoria v Inter
Bologna v Roma
Frosinone v Juventus
Fiorentina v SPAL
Torino v Napoli
Chievo v Udinese
Lazio v Genoa