Prematch: Inter vs Lazio

Inter is targeting a top-four finish ahead of their clash against Lazio this weekend

Published: April 29, 2023 07:40


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30 Apr 12:30

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Inter Milan have made history once more as they reach the Coppa Italia final against Juventus at their expense, taking a crucial step toward top four status with victory over second-place Lazio at San Siro this Sunday at 11:30 am GMT+1. The match starts at 11.30 AM (GMT+1).

Inter Milan Secure Coppa Italia Final Spot After Narrow 1-0 Win Over Juventus

Inter Milan defeated Juventus with a narrow 1-0 margin on Wednesday to advance to a Coppa Italia final against Fiorentina on May 24. They achieved this through an aggregate 2-1 triumph against Juve after both legs of the semifinals. “We’re very pleased about a victory that takes us to the Coppa Italia final and gives us another opportunity to claim glory,” Matteo Darmian stated with pleasure. Inter returned to winning ways last time out in Serie A with a convincing 3-0 victory against Empoli at Stadio Carlo Castellani thanks to goals from Lukaku (48′ and 76′) and Lautaro Martinez (88′) which propelled them past Empoli 3-0. Inter remained in sixth place with 54 points after winning all five of their recent matches, LLDLW, and holding onto 6th spot after 17W, 3D, and 11L wins in Serie A – as demonstrated by winning each of their last three home games against Lazio [LLDLW, 3W, 2D, 3L]. However, Inter has lost each of their last three home Serie A matches without scoring any goals – never before in club history have they experienced such consecutive home losses in any competition. Simone Inzaghi will likely employ a 3-5-2 formation with Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez leading their attack against Lazio; Milan Skriniar remains unavailable due to an ankle injury.

Lazio Look to Bounce Back After First Loss in Five Matches, Boast Joint-Best Defense in Serie A

Lazio dropped to Torino by one goal but remains second with 61 points after 18 wins, 7 draws, and 6 losses over 18 weeks – their first loss in five consecutive matches, WWWWL! Lazio are now looking to get back into winning form and maintain their three-point advantage over third-placed Juventus [59 points]. Unfortunately, four wins each have come their way during their last nine Serie A meetings against Inter and Lazio [4W, 1D, 4L]. Lazio boasts the joint-best defense in Serie A, having conceded just 21 goals so far this season for an average of 0.68 goals per match. Furthermore, Lazio have not conceded any goal during any of their last five away league matches! Biancocelesti have never enjoyed such an extended unbeaten streak before and hope to add one more shutout here. Maurizio Sarri is expected to deploy a 4–3–3 formation featuring Ciro Immobile, Felipe Anderson and Mattia Zaccagni in attack for this clash against Inter. Unfortunately for them though Luca Pellegrini will miss this weekend’s clash due to his ban from international play.

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