MILAN – On Wednesday 1 July, Inter return to the pitch at San Siro to host Brescia on matchday 29 of Serie A, the game kicking off at 19:30 CEST. The two teams face each other for the 46th time in Serie A, with the Nerazzurri having won 25, drawn 16 and lost four against the Rondinelle.
Here are the statistics about our upcoming match in collaboration with Opta.
Inter are the team against whom Brescia have amassed the most draws in Serie A (16), as well as being the team against whom they’ve conceded the most goals in the top flight (82). In their last eleven games against Brescia, the Nerazzurri have won seven times, drawn three times and lost only once (in February 2004).
PREVIOUS ENCOUNTERS AT SAN SIRO
Inter and Brescia have faced off 22 times in the league at San Siro, with the Nerazzurri winning 16, drawing five and losing just once (in February 2004). In the last ten matches between the two, Brescia have alternated between not scoring in one match and scoring in the next, the most recent time being a 1-1 draw in 2010.
THE FORM GUIDE
Inter are unbeaten in their last nine matches against newly-promoted teams in Serie A, with eight wins and one draw. The Nerazzurri have both scored and conceded in all of their last five home games in Serie A: Inter haven’t had six consecutive games with this trend in the league since February 2011.
Brescia come into the match at San Siro having obtained two useful results in a row in the league for the first time since December: back then they won two on the trot, now they’ve managed two consecutive draws. However, they’ve never managed three in a row in this competition. Diego López’s team have only managed to gain two points in their last six Serie A away matches, with one of those points coming in their last away game in Florence; the team from Lombardy haven’t managed to draw two consecutive away games in the top league since March 2011.
Inter have scored 13 headers this league campaign, at least two more than any other side in Serie A. Conte’s side have also conceded the fewest goals from dead-ball situations in the ongoing campaign (just seven).
Five of Brescia’s last six league goals have been scored in the first half. Along with this, Diego López’s side have conceded the most goals in the opening 30 minutes of play this season (26, including Lukaku’s finish in the first fixture between the two teams this season), having also lost the most points from leading positions in games.
Inter striker Romelu Lukaku has scored in each of his last three home games in Serie A, the same number of games in which he found the net in his previous eleven matches in the competition. Our Belgian currently boasts a tally of 19 goals this campaign, his next set to make him just the sixth Inter player to score 20 goals in a league campaign since the turn of the millennium.
Lautaro Martinez’s next start will be his 50th in an Inter shirt across all competitions, with Stefan de Vrij also set to hit 150 Serie A appearances in his next game. Further to this, after his goal against Parma, our Dutch defender is the only centre-back in Serie A to have scored at least three goals and recorded three assists this season.
Andrea Ranocchia’s next game will be his 200th appearance in Serie A.
Nicolò Barella played 26 games and scored five goals in the league while playing under Diego López in 2017/18.
In the list of defenders to have scored at least two league goals this season, only de Ligt is younger than Alessandro Bastoni.
All seven of Antonio Candreva’s assists this season have come at San Siro.
Five of the six goals scored by Alfredo Donnarumma (Brescia’s top scorer this season), have come in the first 20 minutes of play. The Italian frontman has got his name on the scoresheet in both of his last two Serie A appearances: the last Brescia player to score in three consecutive appearances in the top flight was Andrea Caracciolo back in April 2011.
Diego López has never managed to overcome the Nerazzurri as a coach in Serie A: two draws and two defeats for the man in charge at Brescia.
Antonio Conte won his only ever Serie A encounter with Diego López as a coach, the game coming back in January 2014 (Cagliari 1-4 Juventus).
Conte has also only ever faced Brescia once as a coach in Serie A, winning the first fixture between the two sides earlier this season.