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

Inter travel to Sardinia to face lowly Cagliari with Simone Inzaghi’s side looking to take the Scudetto tussle with Milan into the final day of the season.

The Nerazzurri reigned supreme in the Coppa Italia final in midweek with a dramatic 4-2 win over Juventus after extra time, with Ivan Perisic scoring twice inside three minutes to deliver Inter’s first Coppa Italia in eleven years.

Cagliari, meanwhile, boosted their hopes of survival with an injury time leveller against fellow strugglers Salernitana last weekend, although the Sardinians still lie a point adrift of safety heading into the penultimate weekend of the season.

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

When is kick off? Sunday 15 May, 19:45 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Unipol Domus
TV channel/live stream? BT Sport 1 (UK), CBS Sports (US)
Highlights? BT Sport YouTube channel, Serie A YouTube channel
Referee? Daniele Doveri
VAR? Marco Di Bello

Cagliari will need to throw caution to the wind given their current predicament and the Sardinians will look to their talisman Joao Pedro for goals.

Substitute goalkeeper Boris Radunovic will not be involved after he was shown a red card following an altercation with Franck Ribery last weekend on the bench, but Cagliari will have a full complement of players otherwise.

Alessandro Bastoni returned to the Inter squad for the Coppa Italia triumph over Juventus in midweek after struggling with a calf problem in recent weeks.

The Italian could come back into the side in place of Danilo D’Ambrosio, while Inzaghi is expected to retain his tried and tested duo of Lautaro Martinez and Edin Dzeko in attack.

We have entered must-win territory for Inter, with even a point in Sardinia likely to deliver the Scudetto to the other half of Milan should Stefano Pioli’s side defeat Atalanta.

There is a danger that the Nerazzurri’s extra time exploits against Juventus in the Coppa Italia final will starve them of energy returning to Serie A action, although Inzaghi will hope the adrenaline can carry his side over the line.

Inter could be staring at a five-point deficit by the time of kick off in Sardinia with Milan set to host Atalanta earlier in the day, but victory for Inzaghi’s men would set up an epic last day showdown.

Prediction: Cagliari 0-2 Inter

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