The first Italian Championship 2017/2018 edition after the two-week standstill will be held this Sunday, January 21, between Internazionale and Roma. As part of the schedule of the twenty-first round, the match, scheduled for the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, starts scheduled for 5:45 pm (Brasília time).
The recent performance of Internazionale
The Internazionale, who came to occupy the leadership of the Italian League, is down. He has not won for five games. They were three draws and two defeats of the period. Four matches were for Serie A and one for the Italian Cup. The latter opened a crisis in the club, eliminated precisely by Milan, its biggest rival.
The loss of breath created a relatively large distance from the first ones. With 42 points (12 wins, six draws and two losses), Internazionale are nine points behind Napoli, leading eight points in the comparison to Juventus, second place.
Coach Luciano Spaletti will have virtually all of his squad available to try to reverse the situation. However, you will need to wait for the definition of the medical department in relation to two athletes who are considered holders to know if you can use them. One of them is Brazilian defender Miranda (17 matches in the 2017/2018 Italian Championship without a goal) and the second is Danilo D’Ambrosio (18 matches, one goal).
The current form of Rome
The shutdown also did well to the capital’s team, which came from a series of four negative results. There were three defeats and one draw. As with Internazionale, one of the failures caused the elimination of the Italian Cup. At home, the team took 2 to 1 of Torino.
To make matters worse, the most recent failures were also in the Olympic stadium. For Serie A, Roma did not pass the tie against Sassuolo (1 to 1) and was beaten by Atalanta (2 to 1). Thus, with 39 points (12 wins, three draws and four losses), it ended up falling to the fifth position, outside the classification zone for the Champions League of Europe.
The big question for coach Eusebio Di Francesco to set the scoring for the classic is veteran midfielder Daniele de Rossi (13 games in the Italian Championship 2017/2018, no goal). A muscle injury took him out of the last match. New tests will determine if he has the physical conditions to act in Milan.
Also in the care of the medical department is defender Rick Kardorp (a game without goals) and striker Gregoire Defrel (eight games, no goal).
History of the bouts between Internazionale and Roma
The visitor got the better of the last two editions of the classic. For the current season of the Italian Championship, Inter scored 3 to 1 in the capital.
A defeat would cause a great headache for both the Internazionale and Roma coach. This will most likely make them both resort to more conservative strategies aimed primarily at not losing. Then, if it is possible, seek victory. This lower risk trend makes the equality guess the most appropriate for Sunday’s classic in Milan. The price for the tie is 3.50 in Bet365. Milanese victory yields 2.35 for each real bet. The return in case of success of the Romans is of 2.80. Prices in effect at 17:35 on 1/18/2018.