Sports Innovation previews the Serie A match between Inter Milan and Lazio and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
Inter Milan aim to start 2022 with a bang at home to Lazio in a Serie A clash.
After their midweek trip to Bologna was suspended, Inter return to action on Sunday for the first time in over two weeks. The Nerazzurri, though, still sit at the top of the Serie A table. The reigning champions have 46 points to their account and are gunning for an eighth consecutive win.
Inconsistency, meanwhile, continues to haunt Lazio. The eighth-placed Biancocelesti also have struggled to keep the ball out of their own net, having failed to keep a clean sheet in their last eight outings.
Facts and figures for Inter vs Lazio in Serie A.
- Inter have not lost 31 of the last 33 home matches
- Inter have scored in 30 of the last 31 home matches
- Inter have won 11 of the last 13 matches
- Inter have not conceded in 7 of the last 8 matches
- Lazio have conceded in 17 of the last 19 away matches
- In 6 of the last 7 matches Lazio played, both teams scored
- Inter have scored in 15 of the last 17 home matches versus Lazio
- In the last 4 matches in a row Inter versus Lazio played, both teams scored
- In 3 of the last 4 Inter home matches versus Lazio the sum of goals was under 1.5
- In 5 of the last 6 Inter home matches versus Lazio the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Inter have not lost 6 of the last 8 home matches versus Lazio
Current form — Inter v. Lazio
The Nerazzurri are looking formidable
Inter have really been enjoying their football in their previous 3 matches, which started off with a 4-0 win against Cagliari. They went on to beat Salernitana by 0-5, before also getting the better of Torino in a 1-0 victory.
The Biancocelesti tough to break down
Lazio look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment, as their last 3 matches saw them gaining 7 points. They ran out 3-1 and 1-3 winners against Genoa and Venezia, respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Empoli, who claimed a point in a 3-3 draw.
How do the bookies view it?
Just limiting an expected defeat might be the target for Lazio here. Siding with Inter at odds 1.49 is a no-brainer in the kind of form they are displaying. Should this price be a tad low for your betting strategy, consider adding it to an accumulator.
Inter v. Lazio — fixture history
Inter got knocked out when Lazio took a 3-1 win in their latest Serie A encounter. It served as payback for the 3-1 defeat, the Nerazzurri handed out in the reverse match.
Inter enter the match against Lazio with a 5-2-3 record in their previous 10 encounters in Serie A. This amounts to a 50% winning ratio for the hosts, with the away side victorious in 30% of the last 10 encounters. The past 10 matches between Inter and Lazio have largely been entertaining matches. With more than two goals coming out 6 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals on Sunday.
Current table in the Serie A
As the current Serie A standings show us, the difference between the two teams is 14 points. Even though Lazio cannot overtake Inter in the league standings right away, they will surely look to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Inter, who are ranked 1st with 46 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents on Sunday.
Primary goal getter
Lautaro Martinez has been the most prolific scorer for the home team recently. Surely, Inter are relying on him to once again shine in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, Lazio will be looking to Ciro Immobile in the hope that he will add more goals to his current total of 4 goals in his latest games.