Monza will entertain Inter Milan at the Stadio Brianteo in Serie A on Saturday (January 7). The hosts resumed their league campaign following a seven-week hiatus with a 1-1 draw against Fiorentina on Wednesday (January 4). Arthur Cabral gave Fiorentina the lead in the 19th minute before Carlos Augusto equalised in the 61st to earn a point for 15th-placed Monza.
Inter, meanwhile, resumed their league campaign with an impressive 1-0 win over league leaders Napoli. Edin Dzeko scored the only goal of the game in the 56th minute. It was the Nerazzurri’s third win in a row in Serie A and more importantly, they inflicted Napoli’s first defeat of the league campaign. That reduced the gap between the two teams to eight points in the standings.
I Biancorossi have kept clean sheets in four of their last five home games in Serie A. Four of their five wins have come at home.
Inter, meanwhile, have won seven of their last eight league games. Considering their form in recent meetings against Monza, the Nerazzurri should eke out a narrow win.
Prediction: Monza 1-2 Inter Milan
This match will start from 1:15 am
This match will take place on 8 January, 2023
As Lautaro Martinez recently returned to training after Argentina’s World Cup triumph and made a cameo from the bench against Napoli, Simone Inzaghi can now choose between ‘El Toro’ and midweek matchwinner Edin Dzeko to partner fit-again Romelu Lukaku up front.
Dzeko has scored two braces in his last four Serie A away games, while Lukaku has been directly involved in nine goals from seven matches played against promoted opponents during his time in Italy (seven goals; two assists).
Midfielder Marcelo Brozovic remains sidelined by a calf strain which could keep him out of action until Inter’s Supercoppa Italiana clash with Milan later this month, but Inzaghi has no other major injury concerns.
Another Nerazzurri midfielder, Stefano Sensi – who is on loan at Monza this season – is ruled out of meeting his parent club due to an ankle injury, while Nicolo Rovella could also be missing from the hosts’ engine room on Saturday.
Di Gregorio; Marlon, Mari, Izzo; Ciurria, Pessina, Ranocchia, Augusto; Colpani, Caprari; Mota
Onana; Skriniar, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Dzeko, Lukaku
Tip 1: Result – Inter
Tip 2: Goals – Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Over 2.5
Tip 3: Inter to score first – Yes
Tip 4: At least one goal to be scored in the second half – Yes
Tip 5: Edin Dzeko to score any time – Yes
Our analysis of all available data, including recent performances and player stats, suggests the most likely outcome of this match is a Inter Milan win with a probability of 49.66%. A win for Monza has a probability of 26.49% and a draw has a probability of 23.8%.
The most likely scoreline for a Inter Milan win is 1-2 with a probability of 9.58%. The next most likely scorelines for that outcome are 0-1 (9.42%) and 0-2 (8.07%). The likeliest Monza win is 2-1 (6.65%), while for a drawn scoreline it is 1-1 (11.19%).
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Monza vs Inter a great match to watch, monza will win.