Two more of Serie A’s unbeaten teams face off against each other this weekend, with Inter Milan hosting SPAL 2013 at the San Siro. With the home side currently level on points with table toppers Juventus, Luciano Spalletti will be looking to make it three wins from three at the start of the new campaign.
Inter Milan vs S.P.A.L. 2013
Italian Serie A – San Siro, Milan – Sunday 10th September – 11:30 UK Time
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Having finished a lowly seventh in the Serie A standings at the end of last season, Inter have kicked off the new campaign in fine style, making them the firm favourites to collect another three points on Sunday lunchtime. However, with SPAL also be undefeated from their opening two Serie A encounters, Inter may not have things all their own way this weekend.
Inter Milan Team News & Form
Excellent wins over both Fiorentina and Roma have given Inter the perfect start to the season, however it is encounters such as this one that have been Inter’s downfall in recent years. However, with Mauro Icardi in such fine form, with the Argentine striker having already scored four Serie A goals, Inter will be confident of extending their winning streak. The arrivals of Borja Valero and Milan Škriniar have provided some much-needed strength in depth for the home team, with Inter boss Spalletti set to name a familiar looking line-up this weekend, assuming all of his players return from international duty unscathed. Meanwhile, having missed out on a move to Manchester United over the summer, Ivan Perisic is another player to hit the ground running, with the Croatian perhaps the most creative player for Inter over recent times.
SPAL 2013 Team News & Form
A last-gasp goal from Luca Rizzo handed SPAL a narrow win over Udinese last time around, with Leonardo Semplici’s side having also impressed in an opening weekend draw with Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico. Despite not having the star names as found in the Inter squad, the likes of Luca Mora, Marco Borriello and Alberto Paloschi have great experience at this level, crucial for such encounters. Having been promoted to the Italian top flight after finishing top of the Serie A standings last season, SPAL have already made an impression in Serie A, however a win at the San Siro would undoubtedly be their biggest achievement.
Head to Head
With SPAL 2013 playing in Serie A for the first time in 49 years, this will be the first ever meeting between the two teams. As a result, making predictions based on previous encounters is impossible.
Betting Odds and Predictions
While Inter are the firm favourites for victory at the San Siro this weekend, there are still a variety of markets that are worth considering for those looking to place a bet on this match. Backing the home side to win both the first and second half on Sunday is a sure-fire method of increasing the odds, with Ladbrokes offering odds of 8/11 here. Meanwhile, backing Mauro Icardi to score first on Sunday can be found at odds of 21/20 at William Hill.
Top Betting Tip
However, our top betting tip for the match is to bet on Inter scoring in the first 45 minutes of the game, which can be found at odds of 2/5 at Ladbrokes.