Inter Milan have done well so far in their championship defence and will seek to remain in first place in Serie A after their home match against Atalanta on Match Day six. They have 13 points from their first five games and face Atalanta, who are in fourth place with 10 points.
Inter are the league's top scorer with 18 goals, but they are suffering defensively. With five goals conceded thus far, they have the weakest defence among the top four clubs. They are coming off a 3-1 win at Fiorentina, their fifth consecutive league game in which they have scored two or more goals.
Edin Dzeko scored in that game, and he now has four goals in his first five league appearances, marking an outstanding start to life in Milan. Inter has won 18 consecutive home games in the league and is undefeated in 19. They are unbeaten in their last five matches with Atalanta, with three of those games ending in draws.
Atalanta has only lost once all season, and they are unbeaten in their previous three games, winning two of them. While they've had some defensive issues, they've kept two clean sheets in their first five league games. They've only conceded more than one goal in one of their last five games, and they've won three of them. They've been strong in attack in previous seasons, but that hasn't been the case this season; they've scored only six goals in their first five league games.
Atalanta, on the other hand, has conceded four goals in their opening five league games and will need to tighten up here. The idea of playing against an in-form Edin Dzeko will not excite the visitors. In his last eight games against Atalanta, Dzeko has scored six goals. Atalanta is coming off a 2-1 victory over Sassuolo, and they are unbeaten on the road in Serie A for the past eight games.
Inter are unquestionably the favourites in this match, and the fact that they are playing at home adds to their advantage, as they have gone undefeated in 19 league games there. After joining Inter from Roma, Edin Dzeko has been in fine form, and he will relish the chance to face Atalanta again, as he has an excellent scoring record against them. On the basis of their present form, I will back Inter Milan to win this match. The match will be played today at 5:00PM Nigerian time.
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