The Serie A round of 18 match between Inter and Verona will take place on January 14 at the San Siro stadium in Milan.
The Milan side missed out on a 2-2 away win against Monza last matchday. This is the first draw for Inter in the last 26 meetings in the Italian championship, in which they also had 19 wins and 6 defeats. Despite the loss of points, the team remained in 4th place in the top division league standings, but the gap from the leader increased to 10 points. “Inter” is the 2nd most productive club in the championship after Napoli, scoring 37 goals. On home field, the Milanese won 11 of the last 12 meetings in Serie A (1 defeat).
The Veronese finally broke their 11-match winless streak in the league (1 draw, 10 defeats) by beating Cremonese 2-0 in the previous match. Moreover, the club also managed to break their streak of 23 meetings in Serie A with conceded goals. The victory allowed Verona to drop to 18th place in the Italian league table, and cut the gap from 16th place to 6 points. But the Veronese are unbeaten on the road for 9 matches in the top division (4 draws, 5 defeats). And they failed to keep their goal locked in their last 31 away matches in Serie A.
Simone Inzaghi’s side took the lead twice against Monza, but failed to win the game when they conceded in the 93rd minute. Now, Inter will be determined to redeem themselves for this setback in front of a home crowd that has supported them admirably. And the productive Milanese are unlikely to have serious problems in the match against the team with one of the most unreliable defenses in the current championship. The visitors can give faint hope only to the physical advantage, Inter spent 120 minutes on the pitch in the cup match against Parma.
The Veronese have improved after the break, but it is unlikely that this stock will be enough for the club to coexist with Inter on its field. The hosts should take three points and the meeting promises to be productive.