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  • October 26, 2013
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
  • Referee: D. Celi
  • • Attendance: 44097
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Ladbrokes PaddyPower WilliamHill MyBet Tipico
Inter 1.50 1.45 1.50 1.45 1.40
Draw 4.33 4.33 4.40 4.35 4.50
Hellas Verona 6.00 7.00 6.00 7.00 8.50
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The newly-promoted outfit overcame AC Milan earlier this season and will be looking to claim another victory over one of Serie A's biggest sides

Inter will be keen to avoid becoming the latest victim of newly promoted Hellas Verona's surprise Serie A start when the sides meet on Saturday.

Walter Mazzarri's side dropped points against Torino last weekend, the Turin club scoring a last-minute equaliser to earn a 3-3 draw, and are now winless in three matches having faltered after a promising start to the new campaign.

Under normal circumstances, even that dip in form would not prevent them from starting as overwhelming favourites against a Verona side who were promoted as runners-up from Serie B last season, but Andrea Mandorlini's men continue to defy the pundits.

They moved into the top four by virtue of an enthralling 3-2 win over Parma last weekend, secured as Brazilian midfielder Jorginho - who has been linked with a move to Inter - netted his second of the game from the penalty spot two minutes from time.

Mandorlini's side have won five of their first eight Serie A games ahead of their first league meeting with Inter since 2002 and they will be searching for their fourth consecutive triumph on Saturday.

Inter won 3-0 the last time the two sides met in the league, but they will need to produce an improved defensive display to replicate that feat after shipping six goals in their last two outings.

Goalkeeper Samir Handanovic misses out for the hosts due to suspension, but attacking midfielder Ricky Alvarez should return to fitness in time.

However, defender Hugo Campagnaro is a doubt with a thigh problem, while Javier Zanetti (Achilles), Cristian Chivu (toe) and forward Diego Milito (thigh) are all unavailable.

Verona's injury problems are less severe, with only striker Daniele Ragatzu set to miss the trip to San Siro.

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Available Squads
30Pablo CarrizoGoalkeeper
2JonathanDefender
5Juan JesusDefender
35RolandoDefender
55Yuto NagatomoDefender
13Andrea RanocchiaDefender
10Mateo KovačićMidfielder
11Ricardo ÁlvarezMidfielder
13Fredy GuarínMidfielder
5Esteban CambiassoMidfielder
8Rodrigo PalacioStriker
-Luca CastellazziGoalkeeper
-Luca ManieroGoalkeeper
6Marco AndreolliDefender
-WallaceDefender
-Isaac DonkorDefender
11Á. PereiraDefender
25Walter SamuelDefender
-Gaby MudingayiMidfielder
21Saphir TaiderMidfielder
-Parick OlsenMidfielder
17Zdravko KuzmanovicMidfielder
9Ishak BelfodilStriker
9Mauro IcardiStriker
1Rafael Goalkeeper
22Domenico MaiettaDefender
29Fabrizio CacciatoreDefender
33Alessandro AgostiniDefender
18Vangelis MorasDefender
2Rômulo Midfielder
5Massimo DonatiMidfielder
6MartinhoMidfielder
-JorginhoMidfielder
9Luca ToniStriker
15Juan Iturbe Striker
31Nikolay MihaylovGoalkeeper
12NícolasGoalkeeper
-Michelangelo AlbertazziDefender
13Matteo BianchettiDefender
-Matteo RubinDefender
23Alejandro GonzálezDefender
4Simon LanerMidfielder
30Marco DonadelMidfielder
10Emil HallfredssonMidfielder
11Bosko JankovicStriker
26Jacopo SalaMidfielder
-Samuele LongoStriker
8Daniele CaciaStriker
21JuanitoStriker

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