After such an impressive victory against Napoli at the start of 2023, Inter piled all the pressure back onto themselves as they dropped points against Monza on Matchday 17. That gives their Serie A Matchday 18 fixture against Hellas Verona added importance.
Verona have been one of the worst teams in the league so far this season but they lifted themselves off the bottom with a win over fellow strugglers Cremonese on Monday night. They will feel that this Inter team can be got at now that the Gialloblu have got some confidence back.
It will take a professional job for Inter to come through unscathed at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday night, but they do have the players to do it.
Inter v Verona: Predicted line-ups
As has become a theme this season, Inter are going to be without Romelu Lukaku as he has got a fresh injury. As well as that, backup goalkeeper Samir Handanovic has also picked up an injury which means Alex Cordaz would be called upon should Andre Onana also get injured.
Verona are going to be evaluating the likes of Kevin Lasagna, Simone Verdi and Davide Faraoni before the game, so they are not at full strength.
Inter predicted XI vs Verona (3-5-2): Onana; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Dzeko, Lautaro.
Verona predicted XI vs Inter (3-4-2-1): Montipo; Dawidowicz, Hien, Ceccherini; Depaoli, Sulemana, Tameze, Doig; Kallon, Lazovic; Djuric.
Inter v Hellas Verona: When does the Serie A fixture start?
Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 18 fixture of Inter v Hellas Verona is set for 20:45 CET, local time in Italy, on Saturday 14 January.
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 Hellas Verona: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?
Inter v Hellas Verona in Serie A will be shown on BT Sport 1 in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Sunday 15 January.
For fans in the United States, Inter v Hellas Verona will be on Paramount+ along with other key fixtures in Serie A Matchday 18.