Inter Milan vs Lazio
Date: Thursday, 31st January 2019.
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) (Milan).
Two strong sides in Italian football will face each other in the quarterfinals of the Coppa Italia. Inter will have the home advantage since the visitors have been struggling in recent away fixtures.
A 7 game unbeaten run was going on for the Black and Blues. But an away defeat to Torino in the league saw an end to that. Most of their recent competitive games were low scoring matches, with less than 2.5 goals coming in 8 of the last 10 games.
But Luciano Spalletti’s side is unbeaten at home in their last 12 games of which 9 were won. This includes wins against teams of the likes of Napoli, AC Milan, and Tottenham. In 4 of the last 5 matches they played in front of the home crowd, the final score had less than 2.5 goals.
Meanwhile, Lazio is on a 2 match losing streak in the league. This league season has been below par for the club from Rome. They are 8th in the league table with 8 points between them and their rivals for Thursday. More than 2.5 goals came in the last 3 matches they played in all competitions.
Only 3 games were won in the last 10 matches on the road by the Eagles. This is poor considering they are former champions in both league and Cup. Their recent away win came against Bologna who is at the bottom of the league. But when we look at the h2h stats against Inter, Lazio has been excellent lately.
With silverware on offer, both these sides will put up an excellent display on the pitch. We may see the hosts getting through by a narrow scoreline or maybe even after spot kicks.
Inter Milan vs Lazio: Head-to-head (h2h)
- With 3 wins included, Inter is unbeaten in the last 5 matches against Lazio across all competitions.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of the last 5 meetings between them.
- Lazio has won 2 and lost one of the 5 previous h2h matches against Inter at this venue.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of those 5 games as well.
- This same fixture in Coppa Italia was won by the visitors back in January 2017.
Inter Milan vs Lazio: Prediction
Inter have been the better side among them in this league season. Both of them had easier opposition in their previous rounds of the Cup. But when we consider the 12 matches unbeaten run of the Black and Blues, I don’t think they will be losing this match on Thursday. So based on their home form we can bet on Inter to win with 1.55 odds.
Less than 2.5 goals came in 5 of the last 7 home games of Spalletti’s team. We can see a similar scoreline in 5 recent matches on the road for Lazio as well. Since this is a knockout match both the sides will be playing defensively. Thus we can bet on a final score with under 2.5 goals with 2.00 odds.
Inter Milan vs Lazio: Betting Tips
Home team to win @ 1.55 (6/11).
Under 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).