Lazio meets Inter on Friday night in what is the game of the round in Serie A. Simone Inzaghi is what connects these two clubs, as Pipo Inzaghi’s younger brother previously coached Lazio for five years before transferring to Inter. Also, Lazio and Inter have a business relationship on the highest possible level, but that doesn’t prevent them from being fierce competitors on the field. When these two units meet, we usually see excellent games with lots of action in front of both nets.
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Lazio (+300) held on to a goalless draw in Torino against the same team last weekend, which was the first time in a while that they didn’t score in the Serie A game. That wasn’t the problem, but the Eagles’ inferiority and allowing the hosts to dictate the tempo in the second half and have the initiative.
The team from Rome wasn’t very confident in the season opener as well. They beat Bologna just 2-1, after falling behind, receiving a red card and then seeing one of Bologna’s players sent off. Pretty unusual event.
Lazio showed lots of weaknesses, but still, they haven’t lost. The backbone of this team has been together for a long time, and they might suddenly click and start delivering.
Inter (-110) was good in the first two events, winning both without some particular problems, displaying strong and commanding display against both Lecce and Spezia. They would beat the first rival on the road, 1-2, and then Spezia at home, 2-0.
Nerazzurri have high hopes for this year, with Lukaku back and several more solid players landed, but with the majority of the starters from the previous campaign still at Meazza.
Inzaghi likes playing offensive-minded football, and he has just the right team for that, with Lukaku, Lautaro, and the rest of the crew. Meanwhile, the chemistry on the field is excellent because most players know one another very well.
Lazio is free from injuries or suspensions, and for the moment, all of their players are ready to face Inter.
The only player who won’t play on Friday night is Dalbert due to an injury. The news regarding Lukaku’s fitness is positive, and the Belgian is slowly getting back to his top shape.
Head to Head
Last season we saw both teams winning when they hosted the matchup. Lazio was better at the Olimpico, triumphing 3-1, and Inter won at Meazza, 2-1.
The last five of their head-to-head meetings all ended with both teams netting, while only one didn’t see three or more goals.
Also, Lazio didn’t lose at home in the past three meetings against Inter, winning twice and having one draw.
Betting on goals is our decision here, because we think that both teams have the ability to score on Friday night. Lazio will be offensive-minded at home, while across the field, we have Inter with superb attacking talent and a very aggressive approach. That’s why we take both teams scoring for this one, with the odds on that set at -166, which is a solid offer.
Pick: Both teams to score -166
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