Both sides have not done well this season so it is little surprise that Inter are coming into this clash in 11th spot while Udinese is in 9th spot in Serie A. Last season when they met Inter has been victorious in their meetings when you consider that they managed a draw at home and away win, while Udinese managed to win 1-0 at home in the Italian Cup.
Inter player’s know they need to continue their good record against Udinese and register a win on Sunday. A win would also put them closer to a place to Europe especially when you consider they have six points less then Napoli who are in third spot.
Inter decided to part ways with coach Mazzari and bring back Mancini, who won the Scudetto two times under his guidance in the past. But in their last two rounds they managed a draw away against their city rivals Milan and a defeat at Olimpico by Roma. They did beat Dnipro at home in the Europa League however which was enough to be certain of top spot in their group.
For this clash they will be without defender Jonathan and midfielder Hernanes who are out injured.
Meanwhile for Inter Milan, after a good start to the season they fell into a bad patch and they will be heading into this match without a win in their last five games managing three defeats and two draws. They are currently ninth in the standings and in the last five matches they conceded as many as 11 goals. That means we could see coach Stramaccioni make changes especially in defence for this match.
They did however confirmed their place in the next round of the Italian Cup when they beat Cesena 4-2 at home, in a match which needed extra time. They did rested a number of their first team players on the bench giving priority to Serie A, but for this match we could see them returning to the starting eleven for sure.
They will not have the services of defender Gabriel Silva and striker Muriel who are out injured while defender Domizzi is suspended for this clash.
Expect Inter Milan to get the win and clear the 1 ball Asian Handicap in this match.