Preview - Frosinone vs Inter Milan 15 April 19

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Match Day 32
Frosinone vs. Inter Milan
Monday, April 15th 2019
03:30am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Stadio Benito Stirpe

Last five matches form: L L L W W
Average goals per match: 0.81
Average goals against per match: 1.81
Top Scorer: Camillo Ciano (7)

Inter Milan:
Last five matches form: W W L W D
Average goals per match: 1.52
Average goals against per match: 0.81
Top Scorer: Mauro Icardi (10)

Seven points adrift of safety with only seven games left to play, Frosinone's chances of Serie A survival still look to be pretty slim. They have belatedly shown some signs of improvement of late though and wins in their past two league fixtures have at least given them a chance. It's a tough one up next as third placed Inter Milan come calling to the Stadio Bentio Stirpe.

Five points clear of fifth placed Atalanta, Inter are in the box seat in terms of Champion's League qualification and won't be expecting any slip-ups in this one.

Inter won the reverse of this game in comfortable style when coming out on top 3-0 at the San Siro. The most recent clash between the sides came back in 2016 and also resulted in a win for Inter. 1-0 the score-line on that occasion.

Bartosz Salamon and Federico Viviani are out for the home side, whilst Sime Vrsaljko and Marcelo Brozovic miss out for Inter.

To say Frosinone have been poor at home this season is something of an understatement. Their 3-2 success over Parma here in their most recent home fixture was their first win in 15 games in front of their own fans. They have failed to score in over half of their home games and conceded two or more on nine occasions.

Inter have lost only four of 16 away from home, and will be seeking a third successive win on the road having beaten AC Milan and Genoa in their last two.

Frosinone's recent mini-revival isn't enough to convince us they can avoid defeat against a vastly superior Inter outfit.

Prediction: Frosinone 1 - 3 Inter Milan


Half time: 0 - 2
Full time: 1 - 3
Shots:  14 - 19
Shots on target: 4 - 6
Corner Kicks: 1 - 3
Possession: 29% - 71%

Luca Paganini, Raman Chibsah and Camillo Ciano were all booked for the home side in this one, with referee Davide Massa also taking the name of Matias Vecino of Inter Milan.

Plenty on the line for both sides in this one. Frosinone were always likely to struggle against a motivated Inter side and in the end, so it proved. Inter were the dominant force in terms of possession and chances and ran out deserved winners on the day.

The opener arrived after nineteen minutes. Nice work down the right-hand side ending with Danilo D'Ambrosio playing an excellent cross into the area. Radja Nainggolan getting on the end of it around seven yards out to the right-hand side and planting a header down and in to the left of the goal.

Inter made it two eight minutes before the break. Raman Chibsah deemed to have hauled Milan Skriniar to the turf as a corner came in from the left. Penalty kick. Ivan Perisic stepping up to convert into the bottom left. 0-2 at the break.

Frosinone were next on the scoresheet when grabbing themselves a lifeline in the 61st minute. Daniel Ciofani laying the ball into the path of Francesco Cassata just outside the area in a central area. Cassata going for placement rather than power and finding the bottom left via a pretty big hand of keeper Samir Handanovic.

It was Inter who had the last word though when adding a third in the third minute of added on time. An incisive break on the counter ending with Mauro Icardi playing in Matias Vecino. Vecino firing into the bottom right from just to the right of the penalty spot. 1-3 final score.

No slip-ups from Inter Milan here then who keep their Champion's League destiny very much in their own hands. The Nerazzurri stay third, five points clear of AC in fourth and crucially six points ahead of fifth placed Roma.

Frosinone were never really expected to get anything from this one, but time is nevertheless beginning to run out in their fight against relegation. They stay second bottom and eight points adrift of safety with only six games left to play. Wins are what is needed, and soon.

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