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  • January 20, 2013
  • • 14:45
  • • Stadio Olimpico, Roma
  • Referee: D. Orsato
  • • Attendance: 37000
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Serie A Preview: Roma - Inter

Serie A Preview: Roma - Inter

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The pair go into the clash desperate for victory to serve their respective interests, as the Giallorossi cling on to a top-six spot and Andrea Stramaccioni's men chase Juventus.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

ROMA

Juventus
Goicoechea
Piris, Marquinhos, Castan, Balzaretti
Pjanic, De Rossi, Florenzi
Lamela, Destro, Totti
INTER


 Handanovic
Ranocchia
, Chivu, Juan Jesus
Zanetti, Guarin, Gargano, C'biasso, Pereira
Rocchi, Palacio

Just a matter of weeks into 2013 and Inter heads into Sunday's clash in the knowledge it cannot afford any more slip-ups if it is to keep pace with Serie A leader Juventus.

Seven points separate fourth-placed Nerazzurri and the Bianconeri, while Roma lies just six adrift of Andrea Stramaccioni's side as it bids to cement its place in the top six.

Both sides secured places in the semifinals of the Coppa Italia in midweek - the Giallorossi grinding out a 1-0 win over Fiorentina, and Inter needed extra time to see off Bologna - meaning they will also face one another three days later in the first leg.

The host will be without Pablo Osvaldo, Maarten Stekelenburg and Alessio Romagnoli through injury, while the visitors have a lengthy injury list to contend with, as Dejan Stankovic, Luca Castellazzi, Yuto Nagatomo, Ricky Alvarez, Walter Samuel, Antonio Cassano and Coutinho all miss out.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Inter has endured an inconsistent start to 2013, losing to Udinese, beating Pescara and scraping past Bologna in the Coppa Italia.
  • Andrea Stramaccioni's side has been hampered by an extensive injury list that sees seven first team players absent through injury - including Antonio Cassano (right).
  • Inter and Roma will face one another in the semifinal of the Coppa Italia in midweek.
  • Roma currently sits in sixth spot in Serie A, six points behind Inter but just a point in front of seventh-placed AC Milan.
  • Erik Lamela and Pablo Osvaldo are the club's two joint-top goalscorers, both having struck 10 times.
  • Zdenek Zeman's side is the top scorer in Serie A with 43 goals, but it has also conceded 34 times.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Roma

Internazionale

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

AS Roma ROM
AS Roma Roma
Draw
FC Internazionale Milano INT
FC Internazionale Milano Internazionale
36%
56%

Top 3 Predictions

AS Roma ROM
1 - 2
FC Internazionale Milano INT
AS Roma ROM
1 - 3
FC Internazionale Milano INT
AS Roma ROM
0 - 2
FC Internazionale Milano INT

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