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Inter vs Cagliari: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Craig Vickers
Inter celebrate
Inter celebrate / Anadolu Agency/GettyImages

Inter welcome Cagliari to San Siro as they continue their defence of the Serie A crown.

The Nerazzuri's 2-0 defeat away to Real Madrid in midweek meant they had to settle for second place in their Champions League group, but they will nevertheless take huge confidence from their domestic form after an eight-game unbeaten run.

Inter have moved to within a point of rivals Milan at the top of the table and could end the weekend in first place if Stefano Pioli's side fall short against Udinese on Saturday.

Cagliari, meanwhile, are languishing in the relegation zone having tasted victory just once all season ahead of their clash with the champions.

Here's everything you need to know about the game.

How to watch Inter vs Cagliari on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Sunday 12 December, 19:45 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? San Siro
TV channel/live stream? BT Sport 1 (UK), Paramount+ (US)
Highlights? BT Sport YouTube Channel (UK), Serie A YouTube Channel
Referee? Matteo Marchetti
VAR? Luca Pairetto

Inter team news

Stefan de Vrij
De Vrij is set to make his return for Inter / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages

Simone Inzaghi is set to welcome Stefan de Vrij back into the starting lineup after the Dutchman missed recent matches through injury.

Andrea Ranocchia could also make his return from a muscle injury for Inter, although Matteo Darmian and Joaquin Correa are set to miss out.

You can read Inter's predicted lineup here.

Cagliari team news

Marko Rog
Rog is unlikely to feature / Alessandro Sabattini/GettyImages

Draw specialists Cagliari have a couple of injury concerns, with Marko Rog likely to miss out with a knee injury.

Riccardo Ladinetti is unlikely to feature, while defender Sebastian Walukiewicz is nursing a hip problem.

Inter vs Cagliari head-to-head record

Matteo Darmian of FC Internazionale celebrates with team...
A goal from Darmian was enough for Inter to beat Cagliari in this fixture last season / Insidefoto/GettyImages

The Nerazzurri have reigned supreme in four out of their last five meetings with Cagliari stretching back to September 2019.

The Sardinians have netted just once at San Siro in their previous four trips to face Inter, but they will take solace from their famous 2-1 win here in October 2016.

Inter vs Cagliari score prediction

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Perisic has been phenomenal from left wing back this season / Anadolu Agency/GettyImages

Inter are the form side in Serie A and the arrival of Inzaghi in the summer may have been a blessing in disguise in their search for back-to-back Serie A crowns.

The Nerazzurri's 3-0 success at the Stadio Olimpico against Roma last time out underlined their goalscoring prowess, with the likes of Ivan Perisic, Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez in particularly menacing form.

Cagliari will be hoping they haven't run into Inter at the wrong time - but don't count on it.

Prediction: Inter 3-0 Cagliari