Serie A Preview: Inter - Lazio
Inter need to use this tie to keep Lazio - who are only three points behind them in Serie A - from gaining ground in the race for a guaranteed Champions League group stage spot
|Inter: Julio Cesar; Maicon, Lucio, Ranocchia, Nagatomo; Zanetti, Cambiasso, Stankovic; Sneijder; Eto'o, Pazzini
|Lazio: Muslera; Lichtsteiner, Biava, Dias, Garrido; Brocchi, Ledesma; Zarate, Hernanes, Mauri; Floccari
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Inter have lost only once in the last 14 league games against Lazio.
- The defending champs haven't tasted defeat to Lazio in 13 games at San Siro.
- Leonardo's men have won their last 10 home matches in Serie A.
- The Nerazzurri have picked up 39 points at San Siro this season.
- Lazio have scored seven goals in their last three games.
- The capital city club have earned nine points from their past four games.
- Matuzalem will miss the match through suspension.
- Lazio have two wins in their last five road games.
December 3, 2010: Lazio 3-1 Inter
Lazio played the defending champions off the park as Giuseppe Biava and Mauro Zarate gave the hosts the lead before Hernanes put the icing on the cake late on.
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Top 3 Predictions
FC Internazionale 1-2 Lazio
- 15.01 %
FC Internazionale 2-0 Lazio
- 14.7 %
FC Internazionale 2-1 Lazio
- 12.48 %
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Jan 6, 2014||Lazio 1 - FC Internazionale 0|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||May 8, 2013||FC Internazionale 1 - Lazio 3|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Dec 15, 2012||Lazio 1 - FC Internazionale 0|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||May 13, 2012||Lazio 3 - FC Internazionale 1|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Jan 22, 2012||FC Internazionale 2 - Lazio 1|
|Mar 1, 2014||Roma 0 - FC Internazionale 0||ITA1|
|Feb 23, 2014||FC Internazionale 1 - Cagliari 1||ITA1|
|Feb 15, 2014||Fiorentina 1 - FC Internazionale 2||ITA1|
|Feb 9, 2014||FC Internazionale 1 - Sassuolo 0||ITA1|
|Feb 2, 2014||Juventus 3 - FC Internazionale 1||ITA1|
|25||Néstor Muslera Micol||Goalkeeper|
|25||Simone Del Nero||Midfielder|
The Cameroon striker is in the midst of a goal drought as he hasn't found the back of the net in eight games in all competitions. The champions need their talisman to rediscover his scoring touch if they are to win all of their remaining games.
The Calabrese hitman has eight goals to his name in Serie A this season and will be eager to end Inter's home winning streak.
Inter are slumping of late but the 1-0 win over Roma in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final should give the champions a boost. The Nerazzurri are riding a 10-game Serie A home winning streak and will do just enough to extend their run.
Times In BST
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