Inter Milan vs. Livorno: Preview and TV schedule

Claudio Villa

Having improved greatly under Walter Mazzarri this season, Inter Milan should continue their good run of form at home to Livorno.

Inter Milan have only lost once in the league so far this season, and are up in fourth place after the opening 11 games of the Serie A campaign. They've not lost in their last four, and should seal back-to-back wins with victory over Livorno on Saturday evening. With Argentine attacking duo Rodrigo Palacio and Ricky Álvarez renewed under Walter Mazzarri's guidance, they should have too much for the newly-promoted side to match.

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Livorno shouldn't be completely written off, having picked up 12 points from their opening 11 games and winning their last match against Atalanta. However, they've still looked pretty sketchy of late, and it's hard to see them managing to avoid being sucked into a tough relegation scrap this season.

In this match, Inter will be without Cristian Chivu, Mauro Icardi, Diego Milito and Juan Jesus, while Jonathan, Walter Samuel and Hugo Campagnaro face fitness tests. Livorno's absences list is likely to be more worrisome to Davide Nicola than Inter's is to Walter Mazzarri, with the amaranto missing a handful of first teamers including the suspended Giuseppe Greco, Leandro Rinaudo and Andrea Coda.

Inter Milan injuries and suspensions

Out: Cristian Chivu, Mauro Icardi, Diego Milito (injured); Juan Jesus (suspended). In doubt: Jonathan, Walter Samuel, Hugo Campagnaro.

Livorno injuries and suspensions

Out: Rubén Botta, Marco Biagianti, Jonny Mosquera (injured); Giuseppe Greco, Leandro Rinaudo, Andrea Coda (suspended). In doubt: None.

Projected lineups

Inter Milan: Samir Handanović; Marco Andreolli, Andrea Ranocchia, Rolando; Álvaro Pereira, Fredy Guarín; Esteban Cambiasso, Saphir Taïder, Yuto Nagatomo; Ricky Álvarez; Rodrigo Palacio.

Livorno: Francesco Bardi; Federico Ceccherini, Emerson Ramos Borges, Nahuel Valentini; Ibrahima Mbaye, Marco Benassi, Alfred Duncan, Andrea Luci, Pasquale Schiattarella; Innocent Emeghara, Paulinho Betanin.

Match Date/Time: Saturday, 8:45 p.m. local, 2:45 p.m. ET

Venue: San Siro, Milan, Italy

TV: beIN Sport (U.S.), RAI Internazionale (U.S. and Canada - Italian), BT Sport 1 (U.K.), Premium Calcio, Sky Calcio 1, Sky Sport 1 HD Italia, Sky Supercalcio HD (Italy)

Online: beIN Sport Play (U.S. and Canada), BT Sport 1 (U.K.)

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