Stirred by three successive failures, the Internazionale welcomes Lazio this Saturday, December 30. The classic is part of the schedule of the nineteenth round of the Italian Championship season 2017/2018, the last of the first round. In Milan, it has kick-off scheduled for 15h (Brasília time).
The recent performance of Internazionale
After reaching the top of Serie A in Italy, Inter lost their breath when they were beaten at home by Udinese by 3 to 1 and then out of their domains to Sassuolo 1-0. this, fell to third place in the standings. Has 40 points (12 wins, four draws and two losses).
The biggest and most significant failure did not happen in the tournament. On Wednesday, December 27, the team were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup. He lost just to his greatest rival. After a goalless draw in regular time, Milan scored 1-0 in extra time.
The psychological recovery seems to be the main mission for coach Luciano Spalletti, although the fact that the team has played 120 minutes can also be considered a disadvantage for Saturday’s classic.
he current form of Lazio
After all, Lazio had their commitment to the Italian Cup one day earlier, on Tuesday, December 26. He defeated Fiorentina 1-0 in Rome. He scored a goal early on and then only managed the advantage without taking much of the scares.
It also increased to four (three wins and one draw) the series of games without defeat. With 36 points (11 wins, three draws and three losses) he is in the fifth position of the Italian Championship. It has, however, one more game to be done.
Ciro Immobile (17 matches in the 2017/2018 Italian Championship, 16 goals), which was to be preserved in Tuesday’s game because of a flu, can not follow the plans of the coaching staff. With the Ecuadorian Caicedo’s concussion (11 games, a goal), he needed to enter the first half. It has managed to go all the way and must be scaled among the starters this Saturday.
Already Caicedo follows as doubt. Lazio’s medical department did not disclose information about the severity of his injury. Further examinations must be made to determine when the Ecuadorian will be able to resume acting. The most likely, however, is that he is not released for Saturday’s duel in Milan. Also out of the fray is Mauricio (a game without a goal) and striker Davide di Gennaro (a game without a goal) .
History of the bouts between Internazionale and Lazio
Fairly balanced, the classic between Inter and Lazio did not have a draw even for the last six editions. There were three wins for each side.
The house factor has not had much influence on the Lazio campaign. The Roman team, who have the second-best Serie A attack with 43 goals scored, maintains their standard of offensive play even in opponents’ quarters. Thus, it appears like second best visitor of the Italian Championship with 22 points accumulated (seven victories, a tie and a defeat) of 27 disputed.
He rocked the network of rivals 23 times in this situation. No other club has scored more goals in the tournament as a visitor. The boldness makes room for a hunch in the Roman team, which has a price of 3.20 in Rivalo. Draw returns 3.50. Success of the Milanese multiplies the invested capital by 2.15.