Inter vs Lazio – Serie A: Inter started the season pretty well
Even being in the lead of the Serie A at a certain point and have shown good consistency throughout most of the season so far. On the past couple of weeks, the team dropped a bit their production and the results have become worse.
They lost 1-3 to Udinese at home, then away from home at Sassuolo 1-0 and lastly midweek they were defeated by AC Milan 1-0 after extra time in Coppa Italia. This is a complicated situation for Inter that is on their worst moment of form of the season right now.
In this team, a lot of players have been doing well like Perisic or Icardi and there are some rumours that they could leave already in the January transfer window. Inter is only competing in the Serie A now and that can be advantageous for them, to try and react on this time of trouble.
Lazio is a team that plays good football, always on the attack, with eyes on the opposing goal. They have an attacking mentality, they like to attack, and they play in their opponents’ faces against all opposition.
They already went to Turin to beat Juventus, amongst other good result like a beating of AC Milan at home. Lazio shouldn’t be able to fight for the title, but they can aspire a Champions’ League spot and fight with this Inter or Roma for 3rd place for example.
Lazio is still on other competitions: On the Europa League, they advanced in their group with a lot of ease and on Coppa Italia they defeated Fiorentina midweek 1-0 at home and they are in the semi-finals.
Inter vs Lazio – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Head to head we have two teams that are going through different periods. Inter started strong but lost some intensity and is coming off 3 consecutive losses, which has shaken their roster a bit.
The transfer window is getting closer and some instability might be in the middle of the group, with João Mário, Icardi and Perisic being pointed towards a possible departure.
Lazio has been giving good responses. They are an offensive team that is incisive and has the ability to make Inter’s life hard.
Inter defends well, so I believe that Lazio will struggle offensively.
However, Inter, on the attack, has been weak on their latest matches, and considering this should be a close match, I think the first half will be decided on details, so I expect there will be less than 1.5 goals during the first 45 minutes.
|1st Half – Under 1.5 Goals||