MILAN - Together with Opta, here are the stats and pieces of trivia ahead of Inter vs. Benevento on Saturday night at the Stadio Meazza. During the previous meeting which Inter won 1-2, Benevento broke a run of going five league matches without scoring. Inter have won all of the last three home matches against newly-promoted sides, without conceding a goal.
The second and most recent brace scored by Marcelo Brozovic in Serie A came in the previous match against Benevento. No player has had more assists (eight) than Antonio Candreva this season. Candreva has delivered 172 crosses this season, more than any other player while Ivan Perisic is third on 125.
Among the defenders to have made at least two appearances, João Cancelo has made the most touches per 90 minutes this season (105).
Mauro Icardi is just one goal from 100 in Serie A, he’d become the sixth youngest player to achieve the feat in the history of the competition.
Danilo D’Ambrosio is the defender who was made the most challenges this season (64). From the day of his debut in Serie A, Rafinha is the player who has played more than 60 minutes to have made the most successful dribbles with nine. Éder has scored two goals in his last three appearances, one more than in his 17 previous Serie A appearances.
The only previous meeting between Luciano Spalletti and Roberto De Zerbi in Serie A saw the current Nerazzurri Coach’s Roma side win 4-1 against Palermo in October 2016.