Inter Milan will have the opportunity to close the gap on Napoli at the top of the standings on Friday evening. However, Spezia will be looking for vital points in their aim to steer clear of the bottom three positions in the Serie A table.
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Inter Milan’s title chances are incredibly slim, but they could at least put a little pressure on Napoli with victory on Friday evening. There are 15 points separating the sides coming into this fixture, but Napoli’s recent defeats does allow Inter the opportunity to cut that disadvantage slightly to 12 this weekend. Inter come into this fixture in decent recent form, as they have picked up two wins from their last three.
They responded well to a setback in their most recent fixture, as they registered a 2-0 home win against Lecce on Sunday afternoon. Henrikh Mkhitaryan opened the scoring after 30 minutes, before the points were secured with 35 minutes remaining by Lautaro Martinez. Their title chances remain incredibly unlikely, but Napoli could begin to feel the pressure if the previous champions can edge to 12 points off the top.
Spezia is battling for points at the opposite end of the standings. They come into this fixture having failed to win in their previous five, but they have collected three draws over that period. They are currently just three points above the bottom three places in the league standings, but they have found wins incredibly hard to come by throughout this campaign.
A second straight draw was picked up in their previous Serie A fixture, as they managed to claim a point following a 0-0 draw against Hellas Verona. However, they would have been disappointing that they couldn’t win maximum points after having a game-high 20 shots.
Spezia vs Inter Milan Head to Head
Inter has gone five without defeat in the recent matches between the sides in Serie A. They have picked up four wins over that period, including victories in each of the previous three. Inter picked up a 3-1 win in this exact fixture last season.
Spezia vs Inter Milan Prediction
Spezia has been slightly challenging to break down in recent weeks, but we could see their two-game unbeaten run coming to an end on Friday. We expect Inter to claim maximum points, and that could be achieved by a 2-0 scoreline on the road.
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