Title contenders Inter and Lazio will go head to head at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday in the Serie A.
Juventus have asserted their dominance in Italy recently, but these two are making up the gap now. Inter top the table right now as they have the same points as Juventus but a better goal difference. Lazio are right behind them with the gap of a single point. These three teams are set to battle it out for the Scudetto this season. With the trio so close by, the clash at the San Siro is an important one.
Lazio were behind the duo of Inter and Juventus early on, but they have made up the gap. Their last league loss came way back in September in the reverse fixture. Since then they have put together a great run. Lazio are unbeaten in their last five league games, winning three of them. Their last game ended in a close 1-0 win over Parma. Felipe Caicedo scored the only goal of the game to hand his side the three points.
It was the second straight game in which Ciro Immobile failed to find the back of the net, but that is of little worry. He is the top-scorer in the Serie A by quite some distance. Immobile has 25 goals, which is five more than the next person on the list who is Cristiano Ronaldo. Lazio have scored 53 goals this season, and only Atalanta have netted more in the league.
Inter had drawn three consecutive league games, but they have now won the last two. Their last league game was against neighbours Milan, and it was a match to remember. Milan took a 2-0 lead when Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored on the stroke of half-time. But Antonio Conte’s men fought back and secured a 4-2 win. Stefan de Vrij’s header completed the comeback before Romelu Lukaku confirmed the result. However, Inter’s last game ended in a loss.
They faced Napoli in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final. Fabian Ruiz scored for Napoli to hand them a 1-0 win. The second leg will be played next month in Naples. Before that tie, Inter have two legs of the Europa League clash with Ludogorets coming up. However, the Serie A will be at the top of the priority list for Antonio Conte.
Inter beat Lazio the last time these two sides met in September. Danilo D’Ambrosio scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win. In the last five league meetings between these two, Inter have claimed five victories. Both sides have great defensive numbers, and this game will be a tight one. They have each conceded 20 league goals, which is the least in the division.
Inter vs Lazio Football Betting Tips
The game is tough to call, as both sides are playing at the peak of their capabilities. Lazio offer more attacking threat but Inter as deadly as ever on the counter. The total goals should be under 2.5 in this game, and a draw seems like the most likely result.