Frank de Boer’s side can get their season up and running at Prescara on Sunday night.
Pescara v Inter Milan - Sunday 19:45, BT Sport 2
It’s not exactly been a memorable start to Frank de Boer’s reign at Inter Milan, with just a solitary point from their opening two games. However, the Dutchman will see this weekend as a major opportunity to get a ‘W’ on the board with a visit to a Pescara side that finished 4th in Serie B last season.
Luck was on Pescara’s side last time out as a 2-1 away defeat to Sassuolo turned into a 3-0 victory due to their opponents fielding a player without the appropriate paperwork. They’ll aim to build on this piece of good fortune with another impressive home display after they drew their opener 2-2 with Napoli, though it could have been even better as they let a 2-0 lead slip.
Surprisingly, if you’d backed under 2.5 goals in each of de Boer’s games when in charge at Ajax, where there is a high goals expectation, it would have resulted in a 3% profit. With the Dutchman taking over at an Inter side that’s games averaged just 2.32 gpg last season we should see plenty more low scoring matches from the Nerazzurri this term.
Inter have won nine of 12 unbeaten games when visiting promoted sides since 2012/13 so we fancy them to get their season up and running here. They conceded just once in these nine successes with six finishing with fewer than three goals. Give the manager’s ‘unders’ trend we’ll back the Inter win and under 2.5 goals.