Inter Milan are riding the crest of a wave and looking to make it five wins from their opening five Serie A matches in this midweek round of fixtures. It won’t be an easy game against a Lazio side who’ve also started the season well, but Antonio Conte’s early pacesetters will enjoy home advantage on Wednesday night.
Where and when: San Siro – 25 September, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Inter vs. Lazio: Premier Sports
Last time: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic struck for Lazio in the 12th minute of the teams’ meeting at the San Siro at the end of March, with his goal turning out to be the only one of the game.
Inter v Lazio Predictions and Preview
A summer of new signings and investment has seen the reemergence of Inter as credible title challengers, borne out by their 2-0 victory in the Milan derby on Saturday. Lazio were also 2-0 winners at the weekend, as they beat Parma to return to winning ways after a couple of defeats.
One of those was in the Europa League, while the other was a 2-1 loss away to SPAL that followed a 1-1 draw against Roma in the capital’s derby. Simone Inzaghi’s side have made a decent start to the new campaign, and with Jordan Lukaku back in training, Ricardo Kishna is their only injury concern heading into this match.
The hosts meanwhile have no injuries or suspensions to worry about, meaning Conte can decide who needs a rest and who’s fit enough to continue in the starting XI. Romelu Lukaku will lead the line after netting the second against Milan last time out, although his brother will be hoping the striker doesn’t add to his tally of three goals in four games so far for his new team.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Inter to win to nil||5/2||Offer|
|Lazio to win 1-0||13/1||Offer|
|Ciro Immobile to score first||5/1||Offer|
The former Manchester United man has made an excellent start to life in Serie A, despite the pressure of becoming a figurehead in the fight against racism in Italian football, but he’s still trailing Lazio’s Ciro Immobile in the goalscoring charts. The Italy international has four goals to his name, and he’ll need to be on top form here.
If he is then Lazio will come into play at 14/5 for the win, although the smart money goes on the home team. The Nerazzurri are finally looking like a serious proposition once more, having only conceded one goal in four league games so far. That’s reflected in their price of 21/20 for the win, while if you think this game will end in a draw, that’s available at 11/4.
One to watch for Inter: Romelu Lukaku has hit the ground running and scored a big goal in a big game at the weekend, something he rarely managed to do in the Premier League. The Belgian striker is the 9/2 favourite to open the scoring in this game.
One to watch for Lazio: Ciro Immobile isn’t far behind him in the first goalscorer market, priced at 5/1. The Italian forward has five goals in all competitions, and is looking to get his numbers back up after only managing 15 Serie A goals last term, following 29 and 23 in the two seasons before.
Long shot: There hasn’t been a home win in the last seven meetings between these teams in all competitions. Lazio won 1-0 in Milan the last time they met, and the Biancocelesti are 13/1 to repeat the trick on Wednesday.