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  • March 4, 2012
  • • 2:45 PM
  • • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
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Serie A Preview: Inter - Catania

Serie A Preview: Inter - Catania

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Vincenzo Montella's men travel to Milan on Sunday with the host desperate for victory following four consecutive defeats in Serie A, but the visitor could draw level on points.


PROBABLE LINE-UPS


INTER


Julio Cesar
Faraoni, Lucio, Samuel, Nagatomo
Zanetti, Stankovic, Cambiasso
Sneijder
Forlan, Milito
NOVARA

Carrizo
Motta, Spolli, Legrottaglie, Marchese
Seymour, Lodi, Almiron
Barrientos, Bergessio, Gomez


Claudio Ranieri's side has a few injury concerns going into Sunday's clash, with Andrea Ranocchia and Ricardo Alvarez ruled out with thigh and muscle strains, respectively. Freddy Guarin is still nursing the calf injury that has plagued him since signing from Porto in January.

However, the host could be boosted by the return of Maicon after the Brazil international returned to training following a knee injury. Although he is unlikely to start the tie, the former Monaco man may well feature from the bench.

The visitor will travel to Milan without the services of Alessandro Potenza, with the former Fiorentina defender ruled out for the rest of the season with a cruciate ligament injury. Andrea Campagnolo and David Suazo will also miss out.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Inter has lost five of its last six league matches.
  • The Nerazzurri have drawn the least amount of games of any club in Serie A this term (three).
  • The host has both scored and conceded 34 times this season.
  • Ranieri's men have not won in Serie A since the 2-1 victory over Lazio back in January.
  • Catania has won exactly a third of its league games this campaign (eight).
  • The visitors have only failed to score in one of their last 11 league encounters.
  • Montella's side has lost three of its last four away games in Serie A.

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Last Five Matches
Inter
May 18, 2014Chievo 2 - Inter 1SR-A
May 10, 2014Inter 4 - Lazio 1SR-A
May 4, 2014Milan 1 - Inter 0SR-A
Apr 26, 2014Inter 0 - Napoli 0SR-A
Apr 19, 2014Parma 0 - Inter 2SR-A
Catania
May 18, 2014Catania 2 - Atalanta 1SR-A
May 11, 2014Bologna 1 - Catania 2SR-A
May 4, 2014Catania 4 - AS Roma 1SR-A
Apr 27, 2014Verona 4 - Catania 0SR-A
Apr 19, 2014Catania 2 - Sampdoria 1SR-A
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
30Julio CésarGoalkeeper
4Javier ZanettiDefender
33LúcioDefender
25Walter SamuelDefender
55Yuto NagatomoDefender
17Angelo PalomboMidfielder
5Esteban CambiassoMidfielder
-Marco FaraoniDefender
11Giampaolo PazziniStriker
10Diego ForlánStriker
22Diego MilitoStriker
-Luca CastellazziGoalkeeper
-Iván Ramiro CórdobaDefender
5Juan JesusDefender
10Wesley SneijderMidfielder
16Andrea PoliMidfielder
20Joel ObiMidfielder
9Mauro ZárateStriker
30Pablo CarrizoGoalkeeper
3Nicolás SpolliDefender
6Nicola LegrottaglieDefender
-Marco MottaDefender
15Giovanni MarcheseDefender
4Sergio AlmironMidfielder
10Francesco LodiMidfielder
13Mariano Julio IzcoMidfielder
-Pablo BarrientosMidfielder
-Alejandro GómezMidfielder
9Gonzalo BergessioStriker
-Tomáš KošickýGoalkeeper
14Giuseppe BellusciDefender
33Ciro CapuanoDefender
17F. SeymourMidfielder
-Cristian LlamaMidfielder
10Adrian RicchiutiMidfielder
21Osariemen EbaguaStriker
Players to Watch
Diego Milito
Diego Milito
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 22
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Francesco Lodi
Francesco Lodi
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
19 2 3 0
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Inter 1

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