Catania v Inter Milan – Preview – 12 March 2010

seriealogoCatania v Inter Milan
Italian Serie A
Stadio Angelo Massimino – Catania, Italy
12 March 2010 – 19:45 GMT

Inter Milan looks to extend their lead at the top of the Italian Serie A table to seven points as they travel to face Catania on Friday.

Catania v Inter Milan Preview

Inter Milan hold a four point lead in the Serie A table heading into the match while Catania are 15th with 28 points. Inter have a 7-4-2 record on the road and Catania are 4-5-4 at home in the Serie A.

Inter Milan could rest a few players with their second leg in the UEFA Champions League against Chelsea next Tuesday. Milan will be without manager Jose Mourinho, who’s serving the last of a three match touchline ban. Inter will not want to take Catania lightly at home where they have not lost in several months.

Catania won their last home match, a 4-0 thrashing against Bari, and have only conceded 11 goals in 13 matches. Inter have conceded 11 goals in road matches and defeated Udinese 3-2 on their last away match.

A win for Inter Milan would keep their lead above second place AC Milan to at least four and as many as seven. A loss could allow AC Milan to close the gab to one point. With the Champions League match on Tuesday, it’s likely Inter will rest a few players against Catania. They should still field a strong enough team to at least get a draw if not a win.

It won’t be a high scoring match but Inter Milan have showed the consistency in the Serie A to get wins when they need them.

Catania Internazionale
Matches Played 27 27
Table Position 15 1
Points 28 59
Goal Difference -4 30
Goals for * 1.2 1.9
Goals against * 0.8 0.8
Last 5 D-W-L-D-W D-W-D-D-D
Last 5 home W-D-D-W-W D-D-W-W-W
Last 5 away D-L-W-D-L W-D-D-D-W
*  Goals per match – home matches for home club and away matches for away club

Catania v Inter Milan Prediction

Inter Milan will win the match 1-0.

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