18:45 GMT 21 May 2017
As the 2016/17 Serie A comes to a close, a game that, only a few years ago, would’ve seen Inter challenging for the title actually sees Lazio 4 places above Inter. A win would mean Lazio have secured themselves them a place in next season’s Champions League as they sit in 4th spot. While Inter have a very slim chance of reaching the Europa League as they are 4 points away from 6th, with just 2 games remaining of the season.
The last 5 league meetings between the two sides have been very even as both sides have managed 2 wins apiece with a draw being the other result. There has been 5 red cards in the last 4 league fixtures. The return fixture back in December was one of Inter’s performances of the season as they managed a 3-0 win.
Head to head matchess in Serie A: Lazio Roma - Inter Milan
|21.12.2016||Seri||Inter Milan||Lazio Roma||3:0|
A win for Lazio would give them piece of mind going into the final game of the season as they’ll know that Champions League football is secured and there won’t be any pressure on them in their last game. With Marco Parolo likely to miss the game with a knee injury, Lazio won’t be as devastating as usual on the counter-attack as Parolo is brilliant at pulling the strings between defence and attack.
Latest matches: Lazio Roma
|17.05.2017||Copp||Juventus Turin||Lazio Roma||2:0||L|
|13.05.2017||Seri||AC Fiorentina||Lazio Roma||3:2||L|
|07.05.2017||Seri||Lazio Roma||Sampdoria Genoa||7:3||W|
|30.04.2017||Seri||AS Roma||Lazio Roma||1:3||W|
|23.04.2017||Seri||Lazio Roma||US Palermo||6:2||W|
After such a poor last few months for the Inter fans, they’ll be expecting their team to pull their socks up for the final two games of the season and look to exploit any slight chance they might have of European qualification. Miranda and Mauro Icardi are massive doubts ahead of the game and will damage any chance of an Inter victory as Icardi has been deadly in the box this season, he’ll be missed massively by the visitors if he can’t play.
Latest matches: Inter Milan
|14.05.2017||Seri||Inter Milan||US Sassuolo||1:2||L|
|07.05.2017||Seri||Genoa FC||Inter Milan||1:0||L|
|30.04.2017||Seri||Inter Milan||SSC Napoli||0:1||L|
|22.04.2017||Seri||AC Fiorentina||Inter Milan||5:4||L|
|15.04.2017||Seri||Inter Milan||AC Milan||2:2||D|
With home advantage and a better run of form going into the game, Lazio are definitely favourites for the 3 points and will look to sign off in style in their final home game of the season. Inter’s hopes of winning rest on whether Icardi is fit to play the match, without him they will struggle to register any decent chances. It should be a comfortable win for Lazio as they confirm Champions League football.
21 May 2017 - 18:45 GMT
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