Sep 24, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​San Siro
Inter Milan
2-0
AtalantaAtalanta BC
Osvaldo (40'), Hernanes (87')
Kovacic (74')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Carmona (28'), Benalouane (29'), Boakye (89')

Preview: Inter Milan vs. Atalanta BC

Sports Mole previews the Serie A clash between Inter Milan and Atalanta, who have beaten the Italian giants on their last two visits to the San Siro.

Inter Milan have scored 13 goals in winning their last two home games, so it may be with some trepidation that Atalanta make the trip to the San Siro on Wednesday.

Walter Mazzarri's side smashed seven past Sassuolo last weekend, a fortnight after hitting six against Icelandic minnows Stjarnan in the Europa League.

Inter's home comforts have not been enough to see them keep up with early pacesetters Juventus and Roma, and two draws, the latest of which came at Palermo on Sunday, has critics already doubting their title credentials.

Atalanta's visit to the capital comes three days prior to a match with Serie A champions Juventus, and so Stefano Colantuono cannot really afford to rotate his squad if he hopes to pick up some unlikely points.

Richmond Boakye and German Denis are expected to keep former Manchester City striker Rolando Bianchi on the bench, but Marco D'Alessandro may be dropped in favour of Alejandro Gomez in midfield.

Inter have plenty of options in the centre of the park, including Fredy Guarin, who has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League and is being tipped to leave Inter in the January transfer window.

The Colombian could be partnered by Hernanes, who was dropped at the weekend, and Gary Medel, who left Cardiff City to join the Italian giants in the summer after an impressive World Cup campaign with Chile.

Southampton flop Dani Osvaldo has scored twice since joining on loan and should continue to lead their line.

Inter have not won any of their last three home matches against Atalanta and lost this fixture 2-1 last season.

Recent form

Inter: DWWDWW

Atalanta: LWDW

Possible starting lineups

Inter: Handanovic; Juan Jesus, Andreolli, Dodo, Ranocchia; Medel, Guarin, Kovacic, Hernanes; Osvaldo, Icardi

Atalanta: Sportiello; Biava, Zappacosta, Benalouane, Drame; D'Alessandro, Carmona, Estigarribia, Cigarini; Boakye, Denis

Sports Mole says: 1-0

Hernanes of FC Internazionale Milano celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A match between AS Livorno Calcio and FC Internazionale Milano at Stadio Armando Picchi on March 31, 2014
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Napoli20163144133151
2Juventus20162249153450
3Inter Milan20126235152042
4Lazio19124348242440
5Roma19123430141639
6Sampdoria199373629730
7Atalanta BCAtalanta208663126530
8Fiorentina207762921828
9AC Milan208482527-228
10Torino2061042827128
11Udinese199193327628
12Bologna2073102330-724
13AC Chievo VeronaChievo205782032-1222
14Genoa205691622-621
15SassuoloSassuolo2063111330-1721
16CagliariCagliari2062121831-1320
17SPALSPAL2036112138-1715
18Crotone2043131338-2515
19Hellas VeronaHellas Verona2034131841-2313
20BeneventoBenevento2021171343-307
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