?Inter will be looking to pick up their first win of the Serie A season on Saturday evening, when they take on Bologna at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.
Luciano Spalletti’s side opened the season with a shock 1-0 loss away to Sassuolo, before blowing a two goal lead to draw 2-2 with Torino at home last weekend.
I Nerazzurri will be keen to put their disappointment behind them and pick up three points against Bologna, who haven’t managed to win over the San Siro sleeping giants since 2012.
Here’s the best possible starting XI Inter could field on Saturday to bring the win back to Milan.
1. Goalkeeper & Defenders
Samir Handanovic (GK) – The Slovenian beanpole is almost guaranteed to be between the sticks against I Rossoblu.
Dalbert (LB) – With Kwadwo Asamoah recovering from injury, Dalbert is likely to come back in to the side to replace the versatile Ghanaian in the left back position.
Milan Škriniar (CB) – A top transfer target for a host of elite European sides this summer, hanging on to Škriniar has been a massive coup for Inter, and the Slovakian powerhouse will start on Saturday.
Stefan de Vrij (CB) – The Dutchman has made a solid start to his career at the San Siro, and is likely to keep his place ahead of Miranda, as he looks to develop his defensive understanding with Škriniar and D’Ambrosio
Sime Vrsaljko (RB) – The Croatian World Cup sensation picked up an injury last time out against Torino, but he is set to return this weekend, after shaking off an ankle knock just in time.
Marcelo Brozovic (CM) – Pretty much the first name on the teamsheet, Brozovi?’s ability to dictate the pace of play makes him an invaluable asset to Inter, and he’ll be certainly be starting on Saturday.
Radja Nainggolan (CM) – The big summer signing looks set to make his long awaited debut on Saturday, having not made the cut for Inter’s last two matches. The midfield enforcer will offer some real solidity to the midfielder, allowing the creative talents to play their natural game.
Matías Vecino (CM) – Vecino hasn’t had the best of starts to the season with Inter, and has appeared to be struggling for match fitness. However, the Uruguayan should start against Bologna, where he will form a formidable defensive midfielder partnership with Nainggolan.
Ivan Periši? (LW) – After a gruelling World Cup campaign with Croatian, Periši? looks to be just about there in terms of match fitness, and will look to drive his side forward at every opportunity on Saturday, with his trademark mazy runs.
Mauro Icardi (ST) – Another no brainer here, Mauro Icardi will lead the line for Inter against Bologna. The Argentine ace missed out on his side’s World Cup squad this summer, so will be raring to go as he looks to beat his impressive tally of 29 league goals last season.
The ex-Sampdoria man is yet to score in two outings this season, and will be eager to get his name on the scoresheet this weekend.
Matteo Politano (RW) – Tenacious winger Politano has emerged as a quality player in recent times, prompting Inter to sign the player on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season from Sassuolo. The Italian international picked up an assist in his last game, and will be looking to push on with positive momentum.