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  • 12 January 2013
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
  • Referee: D. Celi
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Inter - Pescara Preview: Nerazzurri looking to keep pace with Serie A leaders

Inter - Pescara Preview: Nerazzurri looking to keep pace with Serie A leaders

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Andrea Stramaccioni's side have stumbled of late, and require three points to remain in the hunt for Champions League qualification

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

INTER
  Inter
Handanovic
Silvestre, Cambiasso, Chivu
Zanetti, Guarin, Gargano, Pereira
Palacio
Milito, Cassano

PESCARA

  Inter
Perin
Balzano, Terlizzi, Capuano, Modesto
Neilsen, Colucci, Bjarnason
Weiss
Jonathas, Celik


Inter remain without a number of first-team players as they welcome the Delfini to San Siro. Dejan Stankovic remains on the sidelines, while Joel Obi and Yuto Nagatomo are also fighting their way back to fitness.

On the suspension front, defensive duo Juan Jesus and Andrea Ranocchia will both miss the contest, the former due to his red card in the 3-0 humbling at the hands of Udinese last weekend.

Wesley Sneijder's future remains up in the air, with Galatasaray seemingly on the brink of ending the midfielder's exile, as they look to take him to Turkey in the current transfer window.

For the visitors, who are currently four points clear of the drop zone, Uros Cosic and Simone Romagnoli will both sit out the match, while Eugenio Togni is suspended.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Inter have only managed one victory in their last four matches, a 2-0 Coppa Italia triumph over Verona before Christmas.
  • Pescara, by comparison, are in a decent run of form, collecting victories in three of their last four league outings, including a 2-0 victory over Fiorentina last weekend.
  • In the reverse fixture earlier this season, Inter collected a 3-0 victory courtesy of goals from Sneijder, Diego Milito and Philippe Coutinho.
  • Milito is the Nerazzurri's top goalscorer this season with eight goals. In comparison, Pescara's leading marksmen are Vladimir Weiss and Mervan Celik, both on three goals apiece.

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Last Five Matches
Inter
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10 May 2014Inter 4 - Lazio 1SR-A
4 May 2014Milan 1 - Inter 0SR-A
26 Apr 2014Inter 0 - Napoli 0SR-A
19 Apr 2014Parma 0 - Inter 2SR-A
Pescara
30 May 2014Empoli 2 - Pescara 0ITA2
25 May 2014Pescara 2 - Modena 2ITA2
17 May 2014Padova 2 - Pescara 1ITA2
13 May 2014Pescara 2 - Virtus Lanciano 2ITA2
10 May 2014Pescara 1 - Siena 0ITA2
Odds
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Available Squads
1Samir HandanoviçGoalkeeper
4Javier ZanettiDefender
-Matías SilvestreDefender
26Cristian ChivuDefender
11Á. PereiraDefender
2JonathanDefender
13Fredy GuarínMidfielder
5Esteban CambiassoMidfielder
-Marco BenassiMidfielder
8Rodrigo PalacioStriker
99Antonio CassanoStriker
27Vid BelecGoalkeeper
-Raffaele Di GennaroGoalkeeper
13Matteo BianchettiDefender
-Gaby MudingayiMidfielder
-McDonald MarigaMidfielder
20Joel ObiMidfielder
5Walter GarganoMidfielder
41Joseph DuncanMidfielder
10CoutinhoMidfielder
9Tommaso RocchiStriker
22Diego MilitoStriker
-Marko LivajaStriker
1Mattia PerinGoalkeeper
5Marco CapuanoDefender
-Francesco ModestoMidfielder
-Antonio BalzanoDefender
-Christian TerlizziDefender
22Birkir BjarnasonMidfielder
40Vladimir WeissMidfielder
-Giuseppe ColucciMidfielder
20M. NielsenMidfielder
-Mervan ÇelikMidfielder
-JonathasStriker
-Ivan PelizzoliGoalkeeper
-Salvatore FalsoGoalkeeper
-Damiano ZanonDefender
53Simone RomagnoliDefender
15Antonio BocchettiDefender
-Emmanuel CascioneMidfielder
-Manuele BlasiMidfielder
-Elvis AbbruscatoStriker
13Ante VukušićStriker
99Gianluca CaprariMidfielder

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