Inter predicted lineup vs Venezia - Serie A

Craig Vickers
Inzaghi on the touchline
Inzaghi on the touchline / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages

Inter will be looking to keep the chasing pack at arms length as they welcome Venezia to San Siro in Serie A.

The Nerazzurri sit two points above Milan at the summit of the table - having played a game fewer - after reaching a half century of points this term with their goalless draw against Atalanta last weekend.

They left it late against Empoli in the Coppa Italia in midweek, with Andrea Ranochia forcing extra time in the dying embers of normal time before Stefano Sensi struck a 104th minute winner.

Here's how Inter could line up this weekend.

Inter predicted lineup vs Venezia - Serie A

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Samir Handanovic
Handanovic in action / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages

Samir Handanovic (GK) - Endured a underwhelming start to the season, but he has come up big for Inter in recent weeks.

Milan Skriniar (CB) - An old-fashioned central defender, capable on the ball but also very aggressive in his defensive duels.

Stefan de Vrij (CB) - Should return to the heart of the Inter defence after sitting out the goalless draw with Atalanta.

Alessandro Bastoni (CB) - A commanding defender and possesses a wand of a left foot.

2. Wing-backs & midfielders

Marcelo Brozovic
Brozovic shapes to pass / Marco Canoniero/GettyImages

Denzel Dumfries (RWB) - Offers greater attacking power on the right hand side than Matteo Darmian.

Arturo Vidal (CM) - Could replace Calhanoglu with Inzaghi keen for a greater dynamic threat in the final third.

Marcelo Brozovic (CM) - One of the best defensive midfielders in world football currently.

Nicolo Barella (CM) - A mainstay in the Inter and Italy first XI, capable of doing a number of jobs in midfield.

Ivan Perisic (LWB) - His attacking endeavours grab the headlines, but his defensive work is invaluable to Inter.

3. Forwards

Alexis Sanchez
Sanchez in action / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages

Lautaro Martinez (ST) - Has coped with the loss of Lukaku commendably, with 11 goals in 19 appearances this season.

Alexis Sanchez (ST) - Injuries have plagued his Inter career, but he is beginning to show his best self.

You can read 90min's preview of the game here.