Italian Serie A match preview – Lazio vs Inter Milan. Sunday October 4, 2020 at 2pm BST time at Stadio Olimpico.
Inter aim to continue their perfect start to the season and visit a Lazio side still trying to recover from an Atalanta thrashing.
Antonio Conte’s men have taken a different tack this term, more prone to concede goals, but also much more likely to score them, and Achraf Hakimi has made a spectacular start to his Serie A career. He should again start, with Ivan Perisic, Christian Eriksen and Lautaro Martinez returning after they were rested for the midweek 5-2 win over Benevento.
Simone Inzaghi desperately needs reinforcements, especially as the injuries continue to pile up, with Vedat Muriqi, Senad Lulic, Stefan Radu, Luiz Felipe and Denis Vavro all not at 100 per cent. Joaquin Correa even pulled out in the warm-up for the 4-1 home defeat to Atalanta on Wednesday.
After that result, another heavy loss at the Olimpico to a top four contender could be devastating for Lazio’s confidence so early into the campaign. Lazio have lost half of their last 14 Serie A games, conceding at least two goals in each of those seven defeats.
Form Guide: Lazio (L W -) Inter (W W -)
Lazio (3-5-2): Strakosha; Patric, Acerbi, Akpa Akpro; Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Leiva, Luis Alberto, Marusic; Immobile, Correa
Inter (3-4-1-2): Handanovic; D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Bastoni; Hakimi, Barella, Gagliardini, Perisic; Eriksen; R Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez
Lazio 2-1 Inter
Credit: Football Italia