Having surprisingly dropped points last time out away at Genoa, Inter will want to avoid another poor result when they host Verona on Serie A Matchday 19.
The Nerazzurri have led the pack for most of the season so far but Juventus closed the gap on Matchday 18 thanks to their win at home to AS Roma and Inter‘s 1-1 draw away at Genoa.
This is the sort of fixture that Inter boss Simone Inzaghi may well have requested to get his team back on a winning track, as Verona are hovering above the relegation zone and Inter have won seven of their nine home games in Serie A this season.
Inter vs Verona: Predicted lineups
The two major fitness concerns for Inter are Federico Dimarco and Lautaro Martinez. The duo have been training separately in the lead-up to the game but they are expected to rejoin the main group soon, meaning they could be available here.
Juan Cuadrado is still out, whilst Hakan Calhanoglu has been struggling with the flu but is expected to shake it off before the match.
For Verona, Ondrej Duda is back from his suspension. Pawel Dawidowicz is being assessed ahead of the game but is expected to make enough of a recovery to start at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
Inter predicted XI vs Verona (3-5-2): Sommer; Pavard, Acerbi, Bastoni; Darmian, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Carlos Augusto; Thuram, Lautaro.
Verona predicted XI vs Inter (4-2-3-1): Montipo; Tchatchoua, Magnani, Dawidowicz, Terracciano; Suslov, Duda; Ngonge, Folorunsho, Lazaro; Djuric.
Inter vs Verona: When does the Serie A fixture start?
Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 19 fixture of Inter vs Verona is set for 12:30 CET, local time in Italy, on Sunday, January 7.
For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 11:30 GMT. That is 06:30 ET / 03:30 PT in the United States.
Inter vs Verona: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?
For fans in the United States, Inter vs Verona will be on Paramount+ along with other fixtures on Serie A Matchday 19.
Inter vs Verona will be shown on TNT Sport 1 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.