Lazio battle Inter in blockbuster Serie A action. Both outfits will have felt an element of disappointment with how the previous term unfolded after the halt in play. The Biancocelesti were the form side in the division but failed to replicate their pre-lockdown heroics, while Antonio Conte’s troops repeatedly squandered leads and their pursuit of the title quickly faded.
Where and when: Stadio Olimpico, Rome – 4 October, kick-off 14:00
Where you can see Lazio vs. Inter: Premier Sports 1
Last time: Ashley Young and Ciro Immobile exchanged efforts before Sergej Milinkovic-Savic got the winner.
Lazio v Inter Predictions and Preview
The Biancocelesti are still in the market for new additions ahead of their return to the Champions League. Inzaghi has so far brought in Pepe Reina, Gonzalo Escalante and big centre-forward Vedat Muriqi while Wesley Hoedt and Andreas Pereira are imminently expected in the capital.
The Manchester United owned midfielder will offer competition for Luis Alberto who has handed Claudio Lotito a huge boost by committing his future to Lazio until 2025.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Lazio to win and both teams to score||15/4||Offer|
|Ashley Young to score first||20/1||Offer|
The former Liverpool ace operates in a three alongside Milinkovic-Savic and Lucas Leiva but has licence to support Immobile and is the hosts’ main creative outlet. Alberto contributed 15 assists and five goals last term and is 12/5 to net anytime.
2019-20 European Golden Shoe victor Immobile is already off the mark for the new campaign and is 7/2 favourite to open proceedings. The Neapolitan outscored Cristiano Ronaldo and weekend opponent Romelu Lukaku domestically, and Robert Lewandowski on the continent and will the relish the battle with old team-mate Stefan de Vrij. The Biancocelesti are 17/10 to emerge victorious and the draw is 5/2.
Travelling party Inter are ready to compete on three fronts. Conte has outstanding options in all departments and the Italian’s mood has been buoyed further after Barcelona ended their interest in Lautaro Martinez. The Argentine has been on the radar of the Catalan club for the best part of 12 months but failed to match the Nerazzurri’s valuation of the player.
Martinez is reportedly in line for a new deal and his partnership with Lukaku is vital to Inter’s hopes of silverware. The diminutive attacker is 5/1 to break the deadlock, and the Belgian is 15/4 in the same betting.
One to watch for Lazio: Much to the delight of the natives, Milinkovic-Savic looks set to continue his career in Rome. The elegant Serbian is 8/1 to notch last.
One to watch for Inter: Sanchez did enough to impress a tough task master in Conte to make his loan switch permanent and is enjoying his football again. The all-action Chilean is 15/8 to score anytime.
Long shot: The Nerazzurri brought Achraf Hakimi, Sanchez, Arturo Vidal, Stefano Sensi and the returning Radja Nainggolan off the bench in the thrilling 4-3 triumph over Fiorentina and there is not another squad in Europe that boasts the depth, quality and pedigree at Conte’s disposal. A 3-1 success for Inter is 18/1.