Having enjoyed a wonderful start to the league campaign, Inter can prove they have what it takes to enter the title race this term by beating Roma at Giuseppe Meazza.
The Giallorossi, on the other hand, were forced to salvage one point at home to Catania, but everybody hopes Zdenek Zeman’s side will soon hit the ground running.
As chairman Massimo Moratti promised, Inter squad have undergone a major overhaul in off-season, with senior players Lucio, Forlan, Pazzini, Cesar and Maicon all leaving, but they have signed some pretty good replacements to be honest.
In came Rodrigo Palacio, Matias Silvestre, Antonio Cassano, Walter Gargano and Alvaro Pereira, among others, meaning Andrea Stramaccioni can again count on some very talented players.
The start of the season have been somewhat strange for the Neroazzurri, seeing they have won all three games on the travels, beating Hajduk and Vaslui in Europa League and Pescara in Serie A, but they have yet to record a home victory.
The clash with Roma may not be the perfect opportunity to do so, but you should know Inter are 2.10 (11/10) with William Hill to emerge triumphant.
Rodrigo Palacio returns to the side after serving a suspension, but Walter Gargano is doubtful with a muscle injury.
McDonald Mariga, Ricky Alvarez, Cristian Chivu, Samir Handanovic, Gabi Mudingayi and Joel Obi are all sidelined through injury.
Probable starting line-up (4-3-2-1): Castelazzi – Nagatomo, Ranocchia, Samuel, Pereira – Gargano, Cambiasso, Guarin – Sneijder, Palacio – Milito.
Following what was a very disappointing season for Roma, the club chiefs seem to have made a right decision in appointing experienced coach Zdenek Zeman, who almost immediately laid down the law at Trigoria training centre.
The arrivals of Leandro Castan, Federico Balzaretti and Ivan Piris helped address the burning issue that was a very weak defence, while Michael Bradley, Panagiotis Tachtsidis and Mattia Destro also arrived to the club.
Despite some impressive showings in pre-season, the Giallorossi largely struggled in their opening game against Catania, although they did show a lot of character to twice come from a goal behind and earn one point.
The general impression is that Roma could enter the title race provided the team gel soon enough, so maybe odds of 3.80 (14/5) offered at Ladbrokes on away win could be worth a shot.
New signing Mattia Destro is likely to slot right into the starting line-up after he missed the Catania game through suspension.
Stefano Guberti remains banned, while Dodo and Michael Bradley are both sidelines through injury.
Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Stekelenburg – Piris, Burdisso, Castan, Balzaretti – Florenzi, De Rossi, Pjanic – Destro, Osvaldo, Totti.