Lazio - Inter Betting Preview: Expecting the goals to flow straight from kick-off in Rome

After seeing off Napoli last weekend, the Nerazzurri face another top-of-the-table clash away to Vladimir Petkovic's side. Al Hain-Cole expects the goals to come thick and fast
Just a week after backing up their title credentials with a fine 2-1 win over fellow challengers Napoli, Inter have another tough test on their hands, as they travel to face fourth-placed Lazio.

The Biancocelesti are formidable opponents at the Stadio Olimpico, where they are unbeaten in their last six Serie A games, winning five of those.

You can back the hosts at odds of 37/25 (2.48) with Marathon Bet to pick up their fourth consecutive victory on home soil, to take themselves within a point of the visitors.

Inter have lost their last two away games in the league, so seem a risk at 41/20 (3.05) to come out on top at such an intimidating venue.

There have been no draws in the last 10 encounters between these two teams, but you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) if you see them cancelling each other out on this occasion.

One interesting bet could be to back goals, and lots of them. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in six of Lazio’s eight Serie A home games so far this season, while that figure has also been exceeded in three of Inter’s last four on the road in the top flight.

With the likes of Hernanes, Miroslav Klose, Diego Milito and Rodrigo Palacio in action, this match does not lack quality attackers, and should easily see at least three goals.

With all this in mind, odds of 99/100 (1.99) seem too good to miss for over 2.5 goals to be scored in this one.

Young manager Andrea Stramaccioni has completely reinvigorated Inter this season, with the Nerazzurri now playing a high-octane game that involves pressing high up the pitch from the moment the game kicks off.

This approach has led to a number of early goals in recent matches, with a team hitting in the back of the net within the opening 15 minutes in four of the last five league matches involving Stramaccioni’s men.

A bet on a goal being scored within the opening quarter of an hour could be the canny way to go here, with tempting 21/10 (3.10) on offer.

Over 2.5 goals at 99/100 (1.99) with Marathon Bet
Goal scored in 0-15 minutes at 21/10 (3.10) with Marathon Bet

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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