Inter will go on their next away trip as they face Bologna at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara on Saturday, March 9, 2024, in Serie A.

In the search for the next three points, Inter travel to Bologna to face an in-form side, with manager Thiago Motta being the genius behind their recent success. The Rossoblù, currently sitting at 51 points & 4th place in the Serie A table, have already shown their quality against Inter on two different occasions. Back in October, they managed to take a point back home from the Giuseppe Meazza after drawing 2-2 with the Nerazzurri. After a strong start from the home side, Riccardo Orsolini and Joshua Zirkzee got on the scoresheet to draw level. In December, the two sides met again in the Coppa Italia, where Bologna won late on during extra time.

Bologna have won all of their last six games, beating strong sides such as Lazio, Atalanta and Fiorentina. Due to their great form, they are now only five points behind Milan in the Serie A table, looking to further close that gap. The already mentioned Riccardo Orsolini has played a big part in Bologna’s recent wins, scoring three and assisting one. New signing Jens Odgaard has also had a great start to life in Serie A, scoring twice for his new side.

Inter are looking to bring back several players who have returned to full fitness over the last days, namely Francesco Acerbi and Marcus Thuram, who already came off the bench during the last game. Davide Frattesi and Hakan Çalhanoğlu have both returned to group training, which indicates there is nothing in the way of their return to action against Bologna. Having almost the full size of the squad available again will be vital for Simone Inzaghi, who is looking to rotate ahead of the upcoming UEFA Champions League clash against Atlético Madrid. After beating Genoa in a narrow 2-1 victory on Monday, Inter will want to extend their unbeaten run of 2024. Despite the tight schedule and injuries, Inter have proven to be successful even with rotating the starting lineup, like they showed against Lecce two weeks ago with a 4-0 win.

According to SkySport Italy, Inter is expected to line up as follows (3-5-2): Sommer; Bisseck, Acerbi, Bastoni; Darmian, Barella, Çalhanoğlu, Mkhitaryan, Carlos Augusto; Thuram, Alexis Sánchez. Juan Cuadrado and Stefano Sensi are the only players out due to injury.

According to SkySport Italy, Bologna is expected to line up as follows (4-1-4-1): Skorupski; Posch, Beukema, Calafiori, Kristiansen; Freuler; Ndoye, Fabbian, Ferguson, Saelemakers; Zirkzee.

Bologna-Inter is set to kick off at 18:00 CET / 12:00 EST on Saturday, March 9, 2024.