Many consider the central match of the 24th round of the Serie A championship to determine the main competitor of Juventus in the fight for the title. But who knows, perhaps, precisely in the dispute between Lazio and Inter Milan will decide the new “king” of football Italy?
Lazio – Inter
Replacing each other at the top of the standings, Juventus and Inter somehow missed the moment when Lazio came close to them. Considering that in Italy, with points being equal, the team that succeeds in personal meetings is given priority, the situation at the top is completely confusing: in the first round Inter won against Lazio, but lost to Juventus, and Lazio beat Juventus. Therefore, it is now very important to beat direct competitors.
Inter proved the validity of their claims for “Scudetto” by a brilliant second half in the Derby della Madonna, beating Milan with a score of 4: 2 after 0: 2 in the first half of the match. But then he made an impression, losing the first semi-final match of the Italian Cup of Napoli. Lazio already boasts one trophy this season – the Super Bowl won by the same Juventus.
Antonio Conte will not be able to count on the injured Sensei, Galliardini and Esposito, but must return to operation captain and main goalkeeper Handanovich, who missed the last matches due to a fracture of the little finger. Considering the presence of the best Serie A scorer in the immobile, the experience and skill of the veteran goalkeeper will not be superfluous. However, the readiness of the Slovenian will be evaluated at the last moment, and it is possible that in the “frame” will remain Padelli.
Lazio lost his captain. The ankle was operated on by Lulich, and he will return to the game no earlier than six weeks. So the chance to prove yourself is likely to be given to Honi.
Given that the “Eagles” are no longer burdened with any tasks other than a national championship, and Juventus with Inter continue to compete in the Italian Cup and European Cups, the long-term prospect of the Romans looks quite promising.
More chances to win “Bianco” appear in the upcoming match, given that the “snakes” on Wednesday held a difficult cup match against Napoli, and the “Eagles” calmly preparing for their test in Serie A.
– Teams played 169 matches in all tournaments: 41 Lazio wins, 69 Inter and 59 draws.
– In Rome in Serie A, Lazio hosted Inter 76 times: 26 wins, 22 losses and 28 draws.
– Inter have scored at least three goals in their last three away games against Lazio in all tournaments.
– Inter have won their last three away games against Lazio in all tournaments.
– Last season Lazio – Inter match ended with a score of 0: 3.
– In the first round also won Inter – 1: 0.