Inter will be looking to quietly put a run of form together in the league when they take on Empoli in Serie A Matchday 19 after a stuttering start to the calendar year. With points being dropped each week by teams in the hunt for Champions League places, every game is crucial.
The Nerazzurri beat Hellas Verona 1-0 last weekend and this Monday night match against Empoli could provide the perfect chance to get another three points and perhaps a clean sheet on the board to help build some momentum.
The 3-0 win in the Supercoppa Italiana final against AC Milan will certainly have helped to rebuild the confidence in the squad.
Empoli also come into this one off the back of a victory as they condemned Sampdoria to their latest defeat, winning 1-0 at the Stadio Carlo Castellani.
Inter v Empoli: Predicted line-ups
Romelu Lukaku is expected to be back in the squad after missing another handful of games although it seems unlikely that he will start the game. The Supercoppa final did not bring about any fresh injury concerns but Marcelo Brozovic and Samir Handanovic are still out.
Inter loanee Martin Satriano is expected to start against his parent club, although he has been disappointing at Empoli so far. Razvan Marin will be suspended.
Inter V Empoli: When does the Serie A fixture start?
Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 19 fixture of Inter v Empoli is set for 20:45 CET, local time in Italy, on Monday, January 23.
For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 19:45 GMT. That is 14:45 ET / 11:45 PT in the United States.
Inter v Empoli: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?
For fans in the United States, Inter v Empoli will be on Paramount+ along with other standout fixtures in Serie A Matchday 19.
Inter v Empoli will be shown on BT Sport 1 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.