Serie A title hopefuls Inter will look to bounce back from successive defeats as they host an in-form Lazio side at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Luciano Spalletti’s side will be favourites against the visitors despite the recent records of both sides.
Where and when: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza – 30 December, kick-off 17:00
Where you can see Inter v Lazio: BT Sport, bet365 live streaming
Last time: Inter won each league meeting between the two last season – 3-0 in Milan in December 2016 before a 3-1 victory in Rome five months later – although Lazio triumphed 2-1 in the Coppa Italia clash between the two in an away fixture.
Inter v Lazio Predictions and Preview
After avoiding defeat in all of their 16 opening Serie A matches this season, Inter shockingly lost back-to-back outings, first against Udinese and then Sassuolo.
They now trail league leaders Napoli by five points and are only four points ahead of Saturday’s opponents Lazio, who have played one game fewer.
The Rome-based club have recovered from a patchy run of form where they won only one match in six to triumph in three of their last four outings, including each of their last two home games.
The top five in Serie A have broken away from the rest of the division and matches between sides within it have been fascinating this campaign and this one promises to be no different.
Lazio have not suffered a domestic defeat outside Rome this season (their only away loss was at city rivals Roma) while Inter will be desperate to get back on track.
The home side are still favourites with odds of 22/19 while Lazio are priced at 13/5 and the draw is available at 27/10.
If you believe this one will produce lots of goals – the two clubs are the fourth and second highest scorers in the divisions – you can get odds of more than 3.5 goals at 2/1 while over 4.5 goals is priced at 9/2.
One to watch for Inter: Mauro Icardi has scored 17 goals in 18 league outings this campaign – more than anyone else in the division and 11 in his last 11. He is 11/13 to score anytime in this encounter.
One to watch for Lazio: Ciro Immobile has scored 16 goals in 16 Serie A appearances (22 goals in all competitions) for Simone Inzaghi’s side this season and is available at 7/5 to find the net at any point in this clash.
Long shot: Inter have found the net only once in their last four encounters in all competitions, while Lazio have back-to-back clean sheets in the league. If you fancy a scoreless encounter in this match, it’s priced at odds of 14/1.