MILAN – Inter are back in action midweek as Chievo Verona come to town for Week 23 of the league season.
In collaboration with Opta, here are all the stats you need to know on the encounter.
There have been 27 previous encounters between these two teams in the top flight: the Nerazzurri are ahead on 16 victories to four, with seven draws.
Inter have lost just once in the last ten games in Serie A against Chievo, registering seven wins and two draws.
The Venetians haven't scored against the Nerazzurri for three consecutive matches in the top division.
The most frequent scoreline in this fixture in Serie A is a 2-0 Inter win, which has occurred six times – most recently in December 2014 at the Stadio Bentegodi.
Only twice have these teams played out a goalless draw, including the last time the Meazza hosted this fixture in May.
RECORD IN MILAN
Chievo won on their first visit to San Siro – 2-1 in December 2001 – since then there have been eight Inter wins and four draws.
The Venetian outfit have taken home a share of the spoils on the last two occasions at the Meazza, breaking a run of seven back-to-back defeats.
Inter have picked up just two points in their last four games. They've yet to go five matches without victory this season.
Roberto Mancini's players have conceded six goals in their last four matches – the same as they had let in over the previous 12.
The Nerazzurri have scored more than a single goal in just one out of 11 home games this season: 4-0 against Frosinone.
Inter have picked up more points on the road (21) than at home (20). It's the same for Chievo, whose records reads 14 points away and 13 at home.
Rolando Maran's players have alternated between victory and defeat over the last four league fixtures, losing 4-1 against Lazio most recently.
The Nerazzurri have given up their title of the best defence in Serie A with 17 goals conceded: Juventus have only let in 15.
Chievo have scored one more goal than Inter – 27 to 26 – despite being second-last ahead of Bologna in terms of shots on target: 74 shots, 23 fewer than the Nerazzurri.
Inter have scored and conceded the least amount of headers this season – one apiece.
Only Napoli with ten and Roma with nine have scored more than Chievo's eight goals from outside the area this season. At the same time, no side in Serie A has conceded fewer goals from distance than the Nerazzurri (just one).
Mancini's players are still searching for their first goal in the opening quarter of an hour. After Roma on eight, the Venetians are the most prolific in this period of play with seven goals.
Chievo have hit the back of the net 11 times from crosses – the most out of any team in Serie A this season. Inter are rooted at the very other end of the scale with only two goals.
The Gialloblu have lost 13 points so far from leading positions – only Empoli have done worse with 15.
Eder has scored four times in his last five encounters with Chievo in Serie A, including back in November when he was still playing for Sampdoria. The Brazil-born Italy striker has notched 12 goals at a strike-rate of 30%, which is the second-best in Serie A behind Carlos Bacca (37%) among players with at least seven goals. Josip Ilicic (29%) and Mauro Icardi (28%) are next in this category.
Mauro Icardi is hunting for his 50th Serie A goal from 108 appearances. The Nerazzurri striker hasn't found the net for four games – his longest dry spell in the Italian top flight since October 2014. Icardi's first goal of the season decided the reverse fixture against Chievo earlier this year.
Stevan Jovetic has taken on five shots in the last six games, hitting the target just twice. This is the same as the number of attempts he made in the opening game of the season against Atalanta.
Yuto Nagatomo's last goal in the top division was in Inter 1-1 Chievo in January 2014.
Riccardo Meggiorini grew up in the Nerazzurri youth academy and made his Serie A debut for Inter in November 2004.
Valter Birsa has notched three goals and six assists in 2015/16 so far – both are records for the Slovenian across a single Serie A season.
Simone Pepe has supplied two goals and an assist in the last three games he's featured in. He hasn't been this productive in front of goal since November 2011.
Roberto Inglese made his Serie A debut in the home game earlier on this season against Inter. He's notched three goals so far but none in his last eight outings.
Sergio Pellissier is the author of five Serie A goals in 21 fixtures against the Nerazzurri, the last of which came in November 2010.
Giampiero Pinzi has three goals to his name from 17 games against Inter – the most he's scored against any Serie A side.
Tonight will be Roberto Mancini's 300th match as a coach in Serie A and the tenth time he's come up against Chievo as Inter boss. So far he's undefeated – six wins and three draws – plus he's neither lost nor conceded a single goal in the top flight against Maran's Chievo, registering two wins and one draw.
Meanwhile, Rolando Maran has taken two points off the Nerazzurri in seven attempts with Catania and Chievo.
REFEREES AND DISCPLINE
After Napoli, Inter have committed the least fouls this season (287), while Chievo have committed the third-most (367) behind Lazio and Atalanta.
Only AC Milan with 72 have been caught offside more often than the Venetians on 70 this season.
Paolo Valeri has taken charge of 120 games in Serie A and ten in 2015/16.
Inter have won five times out of 16 games with Valeri in the middle, losing on four occasions.
Chievo also have five victories with Valeri holding the whistle but have lost six times.
AT RISK OF SUSPENSION
Inter: Kondogbia, Medel, Melo, Miranda.
Chievo: Hetemaj, Pinzi, Radovanovic, Rigoni.
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