#InterStats Preview – Roma Vs Inter: Can The Nerazzurri Add To The Giallorossi’s Woes?

#InterStats Preview – Roma Vs Inter: Can The Nerazzurri Add To The Giallorossi’s Woes?
December 2, 2018 19:00
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Inter will be seeking redemption yet again, after a disappointing 1-0 loss to Spurs in the mid week, as they travel to Stadio Olimpico to face injury-hit Roma. Inter have won 2 of their last 6 six meetings, drawing 2 as well as losing 2. This fixture is previewed using whoscored.com statistics as the Nerazzurri will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run against the Giallorossi to three games.

Attack:

Inter are blessed with 12 different scorers with a goal at least for each of their forward players. They average 1.9 goals per game including 12 goals in their last 4 league games. Mauro Icardi has score 7 goals in his last 5 starts. Matteo Politano, who has been an incredible signing, have made 1.8 key passes per game with 3 assists to his name.

Roma have scored 22 goals with 13 different scorers, only Dortmund has a better record in Europe with 15, but their Stephan El Shaarawy have just 5 goals.

Defence:

After letting in 4 goals at Bergamo, The Nerazzurri wall quickly repaired the damage and kept a clean sheet in the last game against Frosinone. They have kept a total of 7 clean sheets while conceding 10 goals only. Brozovic have made 3.3 tackles per game while Miranda has 2 interceptions per game and 3.7 clearances per game.

The Giallorossi have conceded 16 goals from 14.8 shots per game. They have completed 11.6 tackles per game and 10.5 interceptions per game. They have also won the most Aerial duels in the league with 59.2%

Moving the ball:

Brozovic circulates 83.5 average passes per game while Borja Valero has the best pass ratio with 95.8%. Inter have average 56.5% ball possession and 86.5% pass accuracy. They have completed 6.2 dribbles per game with Keita and Politano both averaging 1.1 dribble per game.

The Giallorossi average 55.1% and 85.3% ball possession and pass accuracy respectively.

Whoscored rating leaders:

Brozovic (7.16), Icardi (7.12) and Politano (7.09) are the best rated Nerazzurri players. The most noticeable absentee is Ivan Perisic: For the first time since the reintroduction of InterStats last season he has failed to make the top three. El Shaarawy (7.35), Kolarov (7.14) and Lorenzo Pellegrini (7.05) are Roma’s best three performers this season.

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Daniel Etefia
By Daniel Etefia