Two of the bottom three in Serie A meet on Saturday afternoon Lazio vs Internazionale, as Spezia welcome Salernitana to Stadio Alberto Picco.
Both just a point off the foot of the table having won only one game apiece, the two modest clubs convene for the first time ever in the top-flight, searching for success against a likely relegation rival.
Lazio vs Inter Milan Match Preview
In the last eight Serie A matches between Lazio and Inter, the same result has never been repeated twice in a row: three Biancocelesti wins, one draw and four Inter wins, including in the most recent match in January.
In nine of the previous 13 matches in which Lazio and Inter have met in Serie A within the first three MDs, the match has ended with a draw (three Nerazzurri wins & one for the Biancocelesti).
Lazio are unbeaten in their last three home games against Inter in Serie A (W2 D1), after losing the previous three. The Biancocelesti have conceded in each of their last six home games against the Nerazzurri (12 in total) and could concede in seven in a row for the first time since between October 1948 and February 1960 (12 games, 21 goals conceded).
Lazio won their first home league game this season, against Bologna; they could win their first two home Serie A games in a single season for the first time since 2015/16.
After two goals vs Lecce and three vs Spezia, Inter could score more than once in each of their first three league matches in two Serie A campaigns in a row for the first time in their history.
Lazio vs. Inter line-ups
Lazio (4-3-3): Maximiano; Marusic, Romagnoli, Patric, Lazzari; Vecino, Cataldi, Milinkovic-Savic; Zaccagni, Immobile, Anderson
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic; Bastoni, de Vrij, Skriniar; Dimarco, Calhanoglu, Brozovic, Barella, Dumfries; Martinez, Lukaku
Lazio team news
Sarri is boosted by the return of goalkeeper Luis Maximiano, following a one-game ban, and he is expected to come back into the starting XI. That is likely to be the only change for the home side following their 0-0 draw at Torino.
Inter team news
Inzaghi has no fresh injury problems to battle with as Armenian international Henrikh Mkhitaryan is still out of action. On the back of two wins in Serie A action the former Italian international looks set to stick with an unchanged starting XI this weekend.
Lazio vs Inter Milan Prediction
Inter Milan will, in all probability, get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
At the same time, Lazio will be up against it getting goals but we think it’s quite likely that they will be hitting back at some stage here.
We can therefore see a fairly comfortable 1-3 winning score for Inter Milan come full-time.
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