Big Game Focus: Inter Milan v Lazio


Inter Milan’s title credentials will be put to a stern test when they meet Lazio in their fifth Serie A match of the season. Antonio Conte’s men have made a perfect start to the campaign, while Lazio have had a mixed start to the season. Can Inter make it five out of five? Here’s the Big Game Focus. Bet on Serie A here. 

Inter Milan continued their perfect start to the season with a comfortable 2-0 victory over arch-rivals AC Milan on Saturday. That victory ensured they remained top of the pile with 12 points from four matches, making them a serious title contender. However, their quest for the Scudetto will face a huge test when they welcome Lazio for the midweek clash at the San Siro. Conte will expect his team to win this encounter given matches against Barcelona and Juventus are just around the corner.

Lazio ended a three-game winless streak with a comfortable victory over Parma on Sunday. Lazio’s main issue has been consistency. You’ll have to go back to late March when Simone Inzaghi’s side won back-to-back Serie A matches. They won here last season but this time they will have to be at their best to stop a rampant Nerazzurri.

Betting preview

Inter Milan have won all of their Serie A matches this season and comfortably sit at the top of the table. Although Lazio beat them in their last meeting, the Nerazzurri have won three of the last five. The Biancocelesti have historically been poor when facing Italy’s bigger sides. Lazio have lost their last two away matches. Therefore, you can back a Home Win at odds of 2.00. 

Three of the last five games in the Serie A between these two rivals have seen three or more goals scored. Two of both Inter and Lazio’s four league matches this season have seen Over 2.5 Goals. For that reason, you can back Over 2.5 Goals at odds of 1.80. 

Romelu Lukaku has settled in at the San Siro marvelously. He has scored three goals in four league matches and is performing well. Odds of 2.30 for Romelu Lukaku as Anytime Goalscorer look attractive.

Team news

Antonio Candreva is expected to be back on the right flank after missing the derby. Matteo Politano, Lautaro Martínez and Alexis Sanchez will be fighting for a starting berth up front alongside Lukaku.

Lazio have no major injury concerns but Inzaghi might rotate his squad.

Possible line-ups

Inter: Handanovic, Candreva, Godin, de Vrij, Skriniar, Asamoah, Sensi, Brozovic, Vecino, Politano Lukaku.

Lazio: Strakosha, Lazzari, Felipe, Acerbi, Radu, Milinkovic-Savic, Leiva, Lulic, Alberto, Immobile, Correa