The Serie A gets underway this weekend in its matchday 29 after the international break. All eyes and roads will be headed to Stadio Giuseppe Meazza where Inter Milan will be hosting Lazio. The action will take place on Sunday 31st March 2019 at 19.30GMT.
After back to back wins over SPAL 2013 and their bitter Milan rivals, AC Milan, Inter has another task to entertain their home fans to another win. The Nerazzurri are at position 3 of the table rankings and have a direct chance to book their place in the Champions League next season. Inter has developed a tendency of scoring goals for fun and this gives them an edge over Lazio.
Lazio, on the other hand, is eyeing a slot in the Champions League, hence is not ready to leave anything to chance. A win for them is a must if they have to keep their chances for a Champions League spot alive. Losing can even deny them a slot in the Europa League. At number7, The Biancocelesti is considered an underdog in this fixture. Lazio has not been performing well of late when on the road.
After a shaky start, Inter has found its form of late. Considering their scoring power and the unstoppable Lautaro Martinez, a home win is in the cooking. However, Lazio is not going to make the home win easier considering what they have to lose in this fixture. This is perhaps what will make this match one of the most entertaining actions in Serie A this weekend.
Inter vs. Lazio Head to Head
Historically, the two teams have played each other a record of 49 times. Inter prides itself with 18 wins against Lazio’s 14. 17 of their meetings ended in a tie. A look into the two teams’ 8 most recent meetings, this is how each team scored:
- Inter 1-1 Lazio
- Lazio 0-3 Inter
- Inter 0-0 Lazio
- Lazio 2-3 Inter
- Inter 1-2 Lazio
- Lazio 1-3 Inter
- Inter 3-0 Lazio
- Lazio 2-0 Inter.
Inter has to be contended without the services of 4 of its players. They have to play options for Stefan de Vrij, Mauro Icardi, Radja Nainggolan and Sime Vrsaljko who are all nursing various injuries.
Lazio will have to look for replacements for Valon Berisha and Jordan Lukaku. The two are nursing calf and Knee injuries respectively.
Prediction and Odds
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Both teams are under pressure to make it to Champions League. Inter has already made it within the Champions League. All they have to do is defend their position. Lazio at number 6 has to do all it take in order to secure a Champions League slot. Considering this, we should expect fireworks at the Giuseppe Meazza. Here are our best bets of the match:
- Inter to win
- Lautaro Martinez to score
- Under 1.5 goals