Risky bet this one, as Livorno travel to the San Siro for the 2nd time in a week to face Inter Milan. Livorno did well against Inter's city rivals AC, when they drew 1-1. Now, they take on an Inter Milan side more concerned with their match against Liverpool next week than this Serie A match, seeing as they already hold a huge lead at the top of the table. Livorno could capitalize, and grab a morale-boosting draw here. If worse comes to worse, a 1-goal loss will still beat the handicap for Livorno backers.
Inter Milan will definitely be without key midfielder Patrick Vieira, who is suspended. Olivier Dacourt, Walter Samuel, Aparecido Cesar and Luis Jimenez are all out as well. With further players set to be rested as well, Inter will have a rather self-induced depleted side taking the field today. Sill, the likes of David Suazo and Dejan Stankovic cannot be underestimated, because on their day, they can be really damaging.
Livorno will be without Martin Bergvold, Giuliano Giannichedda, Francesco Volpe, and Francesco Tavano, who are all injured. Francesco Tavano will be missed sorely I am sure, being their main striker. In his absence, veteran striker Erjon Bogdani needs to stand up and be counted. The experience of the Albanian striker could come in handy as he guides the younger players in the team. One thing that could go against Livorno is the fact that Inter have won all 3 past meetings at the San Siro, and the last 2 times by 5-0 and 4-1. Still, with the number of players missing for the blue side of Milan, Livorno could cause an upset.