Inter Milan v Lazio – San Siro at 20:00 (UTC/GMT)
Inter will be hosting Lazio on Thursday at Milan as both teams will be continuing their Coppa Italia campaign for the new season.
The Black and Blues are stunned last Sunday by Torino after the Maroons scored a goal against a goalless Inter.
Prior to that defeat though, Inter are unbeaten in five matches. Earlier this month, they shared a goalless draw with Sassuolo. In the previous month, they scored a goal each in their victories over FC Empoli and SSC Napoli.
Earlier in the previous month, Inter Milan also shared a 1-1 draw with Chievo Verona and 1-0 win against Udinese Calcio.
Earlier this month, the Black and Blues hammered Benevento 6-2 in the Round of 16 of Coppa Italia.
On the other hand, the Eagles were unfortunate in their last two games in the Italian top-tier. Last Sunday, they fell 1-2 to the Old Lady and they also lost 2-1 to Napoli earlier this month.
A few weeks ago, Lazio also beat Novara 4-1 in the Round of 16 in the Coppa Italia.
– Inter Milan’s Keita Balde is injured in the biceps femoris muscle and is not expected to appear in the team’s match on Thursday.
– Lazio’s Adam Marusic and Luiz Felipe both have unknown date of return with hip and hamstring injuries respectively.
– Inter’s Sime Vrsaljko currently suffers from knee problems with expected date of return still uncertain.
– Right-back of Lazio Patric also has hamstring injury and has uncertain date of return.
– Luciana Spalletti is losing ground in Inter and Antonio Conte is being linked to the Black and Blues.
PROBABLE FORMATION AND STARTING XI
Inter Milan: 3-4-1-2
Samir Handanovic, Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij, Miranda, Danilo D’Ambrosio, Matías Vecino, Marcelo Brozovic, Dalbert Henrique Chagas Estevão, Joao Mario, Mauro Icardi, Lautaro Martínez
Thomas Strakosha, Bartolomeu Jacinto Quissanga, Fortuna Wallace Santos, Stefan Radu, Lucas Leiva, Marco Parolo, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Luis Alberto, Senad Lulic, Ciro Immobile, Joaquín Correa
Mauro Icardi is the Black and Blues’ highest scorer with 14 goals out of his 25 appearances in the season. Icardi already scored nine goals and two assists in his 18 appearances in the Serie A. He also had four goals in his six plays in the Champions League, as well as a goal in a match in Coppa Italia.
Lautaro Martínez is next to Icardi in the highest scorers list of Inter Milan. He has five goals in his 18 appearances in the present season with two goals in his one appearance in the Coppa Italia. He also has three goals and an assist in his 14 plays in the Italian top-tier.
Ciro Immobile betrays his name as he is one of the primary movers of the Eagles. He already had 14 goals in his 26 appearances in the current season with eleven goals and two assists in his 21 appearances in the current season. He also made two goals and an assist in his single play in the Coppa Italia, as well as a goal and four assists in his four appearances in the Europa league.
Marco Parolo plays as central midfield for Lazio and had already scored five goals in his 24 appearances in the season. He has three goals and two assists in his 21 plays in the Italian top-tier. He also appeared three times in the Europa League and scored two goals.
Inter Milan 1-2 Lazio
Inter are having serious issues right now when it comes to defense and even offense as evident in their most recent loss to Torino just last Sunday. Furthermore, the Black and Blues have not scored in their last two games against teams that are almost ten steps behind them in the Serie A league table. In contrast, Lazio’s last two defeats are to the top teams in the Italian top-tier which are understandable. The Eagles losses are even not half bad as they scored at least a goal in their games with the likes of Napoli and Juventus.
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