Defending Serie A champions Inter welcome fifth-place Roma at San Siro in a crucial clash for the Scudetto battle on Saturday afternoon. Simone Inzaghi’s men are currently second, trailing by two points behind Milan, but the Nerazurri are coming off a huge 3-0 victory over their arch-rivals in the Copppa Italia semi-final, so momentum will be on their side against a solid Roma team that drew 1-1 away to Napoli last week.
Where and when: San Siro – 23 April, kick-off 17:00
Where you can see Inter vs. Roma: BT Sport, Bet365 Live streaming
Last time: Edin Dzeko and Alexis Sanchez scored the goals for a 2-0 Inter victory at San Siro, as the Nerazzurri eliminated Roma in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals back in February.
Inter v Roma Predictions and Preview
With just five rounds to go, the race for the title in Serie A is heating up. Inter have a game in hand and are only two points behind current leaders Milan, which means that Simone Inzaghi’s men will become champions if they win all of their remaining games. However, the remaining games are far from easy and arguably the toughest one is this weekend when Jose Mourinho returns to San Siro at the helm of AS Roma.
The Special One will always have a place in the hearts of the Inter tifosi, but surely the hosts will be aiming at another victory in the rivalry against the Giallorossi. La Beneamata won each of the last three meetings against Roma and the fact that the Nerazzurri are coming off a 3-0 victory against Milan in their Coppa Italia quater-final on Tuesday evening should further boast their confidence.
Lautaro Martinez netted a brace, while Robin Gosens scored his first goal after joining from Atalanta in the summer. The Argentinian also found the back of the net in the 3-1 victory in Serie A against Spezia at Stadio Alberto Picco last weekend, so he’s expected to once again lead the line for Inter.
Meanwhile, Roma missed a golden opportunity to get closer to the top four, but a 1-1 draw away to Napoli means that the gap between the Giallorossi and Juventus remains five points. Still, earning a point in Naples can hardly be considered a bad result, but Mourinho’s men need to do more if they want to have a place in next season’s Champions League.
Inter vs. Roma full time result odds
The hosts have a clean bill of health ahead of this clash and although they faced Milani in the Coppa Italia on Tuesday, the Nerazzurri should have enough time to recover for the clash against Roma. Inter seem to have put their February struggles behind them and Simone Inzaghi’s men are 33/50 favourites to get another huge three points on Saturday.
Nicolo Zaniolo picked up another yellow card in the game against Napoli, which means that the ex-Inter starlet will miss the clash against his former club. Roma’s backup goalkeeper Daniele Fuzato is also suspended after getting a red card in the Derby del Sole, but all other players will be at Mourinho’s disposal. Despite this, the Giallorossi haven’t beaten Inter since 2017, but odds of 19/4 mean that their chances are not looking good once again.
Inter vs. Roma over/under odds
Each of Roma’s last four Serie A games on the road have seen under 2.5 goals, while the same applies for three of Inter’s last four games at San Siro. Under 2.5 also paid off in the last meeting between those teams and placing a bet at 7/6 for a repeat of that scenario this time doesn’t seem like a bad option at all.
Inter vs. Roma correct score odds
The last game between those teams also took place at San Siro and it ended up in a 2-0 victory for the hosts. Inter’s last home game was also a 2-0 win against Verona and considering that the Nerazurri have the best defence in the league another clean sheet can be on the cards. Considering this, our pick this time is also 2-0 victory for the hosts available at 17/2 in this Inter vs. Roma preview.
Inter vs. Roma first goalscorer odds
Edin Dzeko found the back of the net in each of Inter’s last two games against Roma and the ex-Giallorossi captain will be eager to continue his exploits against his former teammates. The Bosnian forward has 13 Serie A strikes to his name so far and is 9/2 to break the deadlock, while the odds raise to 51/1 if he does so and the Nerazzurri end up winning 2-0.