Lazio vs Inter Milan
Italian Serie A.
Date: Monday 29 October 2018
Kick-Off: 19:30 UK,
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
Matchday ten concludes with an interesting clash featuring Lazio and Inter, and it’s set to be a tense showdown at the Stadio Olimpico if last season’s tie was any indicator.
Last campaign, the two sides locked horns in a tense battle for fourth place. Whoever won that game would end up with a coveted spot in the Champions League, and the loser would have to settle for Europa League football for the next term.
Inter came out on top in a five-goal thriller that saw plenty of fireworks on the pitch whilst Lazio had to contend themselves with competing in Europe’s second tier competition for another campaign, and flash-forward five months later, and these two sides are set to match wits once again.
Both teams come into this game in solid form domestically, with Inter having won their last five Serie A games, whilst Lazio have picked up 12 points out of a possible recent 15.
Yet although the Aquile earned a successful result from their European fixture by beating Marseille 3-1 on the road, the same cannot be said for the Nerazzurri, whose perfect run in the Champions League came to an abrupt end at the hands of a Barcelona side sans Lionel Messi in their ranks.
Just one point separate the two teams heading into Monday evening’s clash, with Inter occupying third spot on 19 points and Lazio sitting in fourth place. With Napoli facing Roma the day before in a tricky test, this match could present a great chance for the Nerazzurri to even move into second if everything goes their way.
On the other hand, the Aquile could leapfrog Inter and close the gap on top two Napoli and Juventus should they pick up a crucial win in what is set to be a crunch clash in the Eternal City on Monday evening.
Lazio vs Inter Milan Head-to-head statistics
- Lazio have lost three of their last four home games against Inter, with their last win coming in May 2016 (2-0)
- Inter have won their last three away games
- Inter have won their last five Serie A games
- The Nerazzurri are unbeaten in their last four games versus Lazio (W3 D1)
- Lazio have won six of their last seven Serie A games
Lazio vs Inter Milan Prediction
Lazio have won six of their last seven games in Serie A and eight of their last ten across all competitions, including their recent 3-1 win over Marseille.
It’s been an impressive comeback after setbacks against Juventus, Napoli, Roma, and Eintracht Frankfurt. However, Inter also have been impressive form, despite the slip-up against a Barcelona side without Lionel Messi – the Spanish outfit were always going to be the favorites in that contest.
The fact that the Nerazzurri have won their last three on the road and Lazio have struggled at home against teams in the top four as we have seen this season and even last term tips this tie slightly in the favor of the visitors.
Lazio vs Inter Milan: Betting tips
Inter – WIN at 17/8 (3.13)
BTTS – YES at 5/8 (1.62).