In the final game of the 30th round of Italian championship, Inter Milan is going to host Sampdoria at their Giuseppe Meazza stadium.
Nerazzurri are currently on the 6th place and they fell out of the European competitions zone after Atalanta defeated the other club from Genoa this Sunday evening. Now the three-time European champion has three points less than Atalanta.
In order to reach the 5th spot and a direct passage to Europe, they will have to defeat Sampdoria tonight.
Inter is in good shape ahead of this match because they won 11 times in the last 14 games. They have one draw and just two defeats, and those were against top two teams in the league Juventus and Roma.
When we look last 11 games, Inter won 10 of them.
The home team coach told that they know that Sampdoria has a good team and that they know what to expect from them.
''Sampdoria plays a good football and Marco Giampaolo is clued up- he knows how to set his team up well. We know what to expect from them.''
Sampdoria lost the last match against Juventus 1-0. But before that game, they had a seven-game streak without losing in which they collected 17 points.
Currently, they are on the 9th place in the table with 41 points and the team from Genova is safe in the middle of the standings and cannot go either way.
This could be a big advantage for them in this match, because they will have no pressure considering the final outcome and as we all know, in those situations the team often performs excellently. This will be their chance to make a huge surprise and spoil the plans that Inter has considering European competitions.
Coach Marco Giampaolo told that his team comes to Milan to play their own game and to see what parts of their performance they have to improve for the next season
"Samp will go to San Siro to play their own game, conscious of the strength of the players the Nerazzurri have.
"We need to gain a knowledge of things we can improve upon for next season."
The huge blow for the visiting team will be the absence of their key player Luis Muriel. The ''Colombian Ronaldo'' as the fans like to call him scored 10 goals and had nine assists this season in the Italian championship.
In the last 7 matches between these two teams, Inter Milan won 3 of them, Sampa has two victories, while two matches were finished with a draw.
But there is one thing that is very important. In last 16 matches in all competition, Inter Milan didn't lose against Sampdoria when playing on Giuseppe Meazza.
They have 10 victories and 6 draws.
We think that this game will end with the home team's win. Inter is a huge favorite ahead of this game and although Sampdoria showed fantastic displays lately, we think that Nerazzurri are much closer to 3 points in this match.
Our final prediction is, Inter wins this game with a moderate number of goals, between 2 and 3.