Inter Milan vs Lazio Match Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

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English Premier League, England
Date: Thursday, 31st January 2019
Kick off at: 20.00 GMT
Venue: San Siro, Milan, Italy

An exciting encounter set to entertain football fans as Inter Milan face Lazio in Coppa Italia quarter finals. Both teams will give their best shot to snatch that ticket into the competition’s semifinals round.

Inter Milan vs Lazio

Here are the probable lineups for both sides as they are gearing themselves for their Coppa Italia battle on Thursday.  Let’s take a further look at what kind of lineups and formation that the two teams could be preparing to help them achieving their target.

Inter Milan

Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1

Probable Lineups: Handanovic(g);Soares, Miranda, Skriniar, Asamoah(def);Vecino, Brozovic(mid);Politano, Nainggolan, Perisic(att mid);Icardi (att)

Lazio

Expected Formation: 3-5-2

Probable Lineups: Strakosha(g);Bastos, Wallace, Radu(def);Parolo, Lulic, Lucas, Berisha, Alberto(mid);Immobile, Correa (att)

Recent Form

Heading into this exciting midweek Coppa clash, both teams have been involved in plenty of matches whether its in Italian Serie A or Coppa Italia. Let’s find out what kind of results the two sides have been experiencing to get a clear idea about their current form.

Inter Milan

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWWDL

Ending 2018 in a positive fashion with two victories in late December, Inter’s form at the start of 2019 have been a mix bag. Nerazzurri won one, drew one and lose one in their recent three fixtures.

Luciano Spalleti’s side recent fixture was a disappointing away defeat over Torino, which happened after they only managed to draw blanks against Sassuolo at home.

Lazio

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : WDWLL

Simone Inzaghi’s side recent results haven’t been any much better either as their last three fixtures in 2019 ended in one win and two defeats. Aquile’s latest two loses happened against Napoli and Juventus both in Serie A.

Lazio’s only win so far this year happened in the Coppa’s previous round as they defeated Serie B side, Novara at Olympico Stadium.

Team News

Inter Milan

There are not many injury or absentees troubling Spalletti aside from the long term problem with Sime Vrsaljko and Keita Balde. However, Stevan de Vrij’s condition is reportedly also in doubt for the midweek clash.

Inter will continue to count on Mauro Icardi up front, while Lautaro Martinez could be starting form the bench. Nerazzurri could also hand their new signing, Cedric Soares a starting role.

Lazio

Le Aquile in the other hand won’t be able to play their star midfielder, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, due to suspension. Other absentees includes Patric, Luiz Felipe along with Adam Marusic.

Inzaghi is likely to put out a strong squad and will once again rely on Ciro Immobile along with Luiz Alberto and Joaquin Correa.

Head to Head Records

Last five meetings between the two sides are mostly in favor of Inter as Spalletti’s side won three, drew one and only suffered one defeat.

However, the latest match up between both teams at San Siro actually ended in a goalless draw.

Match Prediction

Inter and Lazio are set to take their battle seriously as it could be their best shot at winning a silverware at the end of their current season. Moreover, a win can also help them regaining their confidence back after recent poor results in Serie A.

Playing at home doesn’t guarantee anything for Nerazzurri as their recent success against I Bianconeri have arrived when Spalletti’s men are playing at Olympico stadium.

Final Score Prediction: 1-2

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