Lazio vs Inter Milan, Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 16 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome)
Inter Milan will be looking to take down Lazio for the second time this season and make the Scudetto race a two-horse affair.
Lazio vs Inter Milan: Match Preview
Lazio returned to winning ways after a slip-up against Hellas Verona with a 1-0 victory in an end-to-end affair with tricky Parma at the Stadio Ennio Tardini. Simone Inzaghi’s side are on an eighteen-game unbeaten run which includes fourteen wins and four draws.
The Roman outfit have fantastic record at Olimpico and they will be counting on their home support when they take on fellow title contenders, Inter, on Sunday. With 53 points on the board, Lazio are third in the Serie A, one point behind the leading duo.
The Biancocelesti have the second-best home record in the division with nine wins and three draws at this venue, netting 2.92 goals per game on average while shipping 0.72. They have won seven of their last eight home games.
The Nerazzurri are back at the top of the league following a magnificent comeback win over AC Milan in the Derby Della Madonnina. Antonio Conte’s men were two goals down at half-time, but managed to turn things around after the break, winning 4-2 in a game that will live long in the memory.
They will be looking to take down Lazio for the second time this season and make the Scudetto race a two-horse affair – since Juventus are expected to cruise past Brescia at Allianz Stadium.
Inter Milan boast the best away record in the competition with nine wins and two draws, averaging 2.27 goals per match, whilst conceding 0.91. They have won three of their last five away fixtures.
Lazio vs Inter Milan: Team News & Probable Lineups
The veteran wing-back Senad Lulic (20 games – 0 goals) is surely out for the hosts.
Lazio (3-5-2): Strakosha; Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, Radu; Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Jony; Caicedo, Immobile
First-choice goalkeeper and captain Samir Handanovic (21 games) and Esposito (5/1) are on the sidelines; Stefano Sensi (12/3) is questionable for the trip to capital. Lautaro Martinez is back in the squad.
Inter (3-5-2): Padelli; Skriniar, de Vrij, Bastoni; Candreva, Barella, Brozovic, Eriksen, Young; Lautaro, Lukaku
Lazio vs Inter: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (61 games): Lazio 21 Wins, Inter 20 Wins, 20 Draws.
- On average 2.9 goals per match have been scored in their meetings at Olimpico over the course of history.
- The Nerazzurri have won four of the last five away games against Lazio.
- Three goals or more have been scored in four of the last six H2H duels at this venue.
- Inter Milan won 1-0 in the reverse fixture this season.
Lazio vs Inter Milan: Prediction
We’re in for an interesting clash between two top teams.
With Serie A’s leading goalscorer, Ciro Immobile (25 goals) on one side, and third-placed Romelu Lukaku (17) on the other, I’ll gladly pick goals on both sides. Both teams have scored in 74 percent of Inter’s away games.
Lastly, with a 1-2 or 1-1 hunch, I’ll take Inter in DNB market with fantastic odds. They’re coming off of a confidence-boosting win and I just can’t see them losing this one.
Lazio vs Inter Milan: Betting Tips
Both Teams To Score – Yes @1.63
Inter Draw-No-Bet @2.20.