Lazio can give their Champions League qualification chances a huge boost with a win over top four rivals Inter.
Kick-Off Time, Location & How to Watch
The match between Inter and Lazio kicks off at 12:30 local time on Sunday 30th April at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan.
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Inter vs Lazio: Recent History
Pressure has started to mount on Inter coach Simone Inzaghi in recent months, with the team looking inconsistent and occasionally lost in Serie A. What’s kept his position secure, at least for now, is the Nerazzurri’s work in cup competitions, reaching the final of the Coppa Italia and semi-finals of the Champions League.
The Milanese outfit currently sit 6th in the Serie A table with 54 points, two behind Milan and Roma, who are tied for fourth.
Lazio have been one of the most in-form teams in the league in recent weeks but slipped up in their last outing, stumbling to a 1-0 loss to Torino at home. Despite this, Maurizio Sarri’s side still sit second with 61 points, giving them a slight cushion in the race for a top four finish, and look on track to secure a return to the Champions League.
When these two teams met in the league back in August, the Biancocelesti flew to an exciting 3-1 win, with goals coming from Felipe Anderson, Luis Alberto and Pedro.
Inter vs Lazio: Team News
Inter cannot count on Milan Skriniar, whose season is essentially over due to a serious back injury, and midfielders Nicolo Barella and Hakan Calhanoglu are also in doubt due to minor muscle issues.
Lazio almost have a fully fit squad heading into the match, although there are still some question marks over star striker Ciro Immobile’s fitness following his recent car crash.
Expected Starting Lineups
Inzaghi is not expected to make any sweeping changes to his Inter squad for the clash with Lazio, starting regular features like Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alessandro Bastoni. Francesco Acerbi is also expected to start, something that won’t go down too well with the travelling Biancocelesti fans.
Despite the doubts, Sarri is set to start Immobile against Inter, although it’s unlikely the Lazio captain will play the full 90 minutes. He’ll be joined by Mattia Zaccagni and Felipe Anderson up front. The rest of the squad is the same as the one that lost to Torino, except Danilo Cataldi’s return in the midfield.
Inter (3-5-2): Onana; Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Lautaro, Lukaku.
Lazio (4-3-3): Provedel; Hysaj, Casale, Romagnoli, Marusic; Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Immobile, Zaccagni.