Preview – Lazio vs Inter: A Respectable Defeat?

May 21, 2017 14:44
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The black and blue tailspin continues and the trip to Rome will do Inter no favours. Match on Sunday at 20:45 CET.

The dreaded end of season trip to face the Biancocelesti in Rome is upon us again, and there’s no better way to cap this epically disastrous end of season than revisiting memories of the fateful 5th of May.

Despite the Coppa Italia loss to Juventus, Lazio still have it all to play for. They are fighting off a challenge by Atalanta for their fourth spot which will allow them to avoid the dreaded Europa League preliminaries in summer, so expect the Roman outfit to show no sympathy or lethargy.

Stefano Vecchi and his men on the other hand have little or nothing but pride to play for. It is difficult to see how the Nerazzurri will put up a fight in light of the fact that most players realize that their futures in Appiano Gentile are in jeopardy.

Team News

With Joao Miranda and Mauro Icardi possibly out of the match due to injury and Geoffrey Kondogbia still suspended, there’s little hope for those stepping in to raise the level of quality on the pitch.

Probable Inter line-up (subject to change): (4-2-3-1) Handanovic; Nagatomo, Murillo, Andreolli, D’Ambrosio; Medel, Gagliardini; Perisic, Brozovic, Candreva; Eder

Stats

Last Season: Lazio 2 – 0 Inter
Last 10 Head to Head: Lazio have beaten Inter six times in their last ten Serie A encounters while Inter have just three victories.

Keep an Eye on

Mauro Icardi: If Icardi’s recovery allows him to play, then there’s no one to pick but him. The Argentinean hitman has been mostly exceptional all season and surprisingly is still in the running for a capocannonieri podium finish despite Inter’s miserable season. While Icardi’s motivational credentials aren’t well established there can be no doubt over his goal scoring ability.

Officials

Referee: Marco Di Bello
Assistants: Peretti, Alassio
Fourth Official: Pegorin
Additional Assistants: Calvarese, Chiffi

Prediction & Authors Note

Prediction & scorers: Lazio 3-1 Inter with Icardi scoring for Inter.

Author’s Note: There’s little to look forward to in this match and less reason to watch it, but as always; Forza Inter.

Suneet Bajaj
By Suneet Bajaj
  • Cdp

    Ready for another losess

  • ForzaInter

    To be honest, the only positive from this season is that now the management can see our problem. A group of players who are not a team and shit players who are simply not good enough for Inter. As Mourinho said, with better eggs you make a better omelette. Hopefully now that we have Sabatini we will have a vision and a plan. I personally believe that their is no change that Simeone and Conte will come(I believe Conte was bullshit just to get him a better contract). Thus, I hope we get Spalletti as I truly believe that he would guide us to fourth place.

  • San Siro

    I promise not to complain about the lineup as long as I don’t see 30 untouched crosses and get more than 20 minutes of gabigol.

  • Antonio

    Still think that this whole team should be benched and let the primavera team play. At least they may show some fucking desire to win a game. Make all these highly payed idiots sit and watch.

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    Inter gon get cucked

  • Jakes

    Now Inter is mathematically secure to avoid Europa League – mission accomplished. Play Pinamonti and other youngsters. Its a free game to test them out.

  • Steve

    Gonna loose bigtime anyway….dosen’t matter who plays

  • Asyrof Syarif

    6th spot still a possible (Bbilan still draw when I write this comment), and will be a miracle for us… and i’ll watch the game tonight (after midnight). A cup of coffee is ready. B+

  • Endy

    Come on Vecci…man up a little. We all know that we’re gonna loose this game. So please pair up Pinamonti and Gabigol up front in 4-4-2 formation, at least to give us the fans some excitement to watch the game. Also, we don’t want to see Naga and Brozo. Don’t ever let them play today

    • Chris Triumbari

      The sad thing i’s were just starting the same players no matter what

    • Azzkikr

      Indeed, there is nothing to play for.

      Give the subs and youngsters some minutes.

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