Tip Lazio - Inter Milano
A huge match will take place in Serie A this weekend when top-of-the-table Inter Milan travel to third-placed Lazio. These teams have been in such good form that it feels like a clash between an unstoppable force and an immovable object. Only ahead of Juventus on goal difference, Inter are undefeated in their last 16 Serie A games. A point further behind, Lazio are on an even longer unbeaten streak, swerving losses for 18 games straight. This is a big opportunity for Lazio to force a twist in the title race by defeating Inter to leapfrog them in the table. Recent results suggest that there is a decent chance Lazio can do it. Last weekend, Inter roared to victory in the Milan derby. While their comeback was impressive, their initial two-goal-deficit failings weren't. A midweek Coppa Italia exit to Napoli suggests that the intensity may be getting to an Inter side starved of titles.
Then again, if a lack of recent title wins points to hints of choking, everyone in Serie A bar Juventus needs the Heimlich manoeuvre. Lazio have been in record-breaking form this season, beating Juventus on the way to setting a new personal best for consecutive Serie A wins. Romelo Lukaku gets more headlines but it's his Lazio counterpart Ciro Immobile who has been the real top dog in the Italian top flight. Immobile's 25 goals puts Lukaku's tally of 17 in the shade. There isn't any shame in trailing to the best goalscorer in Europe though. Inter won the reverse fixture early in the season but it felt as though Lazio were only finding their feet then. It was before they embarked on the long run that put them in title contention. At the Stadio Olimpico, Lazio are fearsome, unbeatable in their fortress. Back the home side to pick up a shock victory.
Key points Lazio - Inter Milano
Lazio are undefeated in their previous 18 Serie A games.
Inter Milan are undefeated in their previous 16 Serie A games.
Lazio are undefeated at the Stadio Olimpico (9-3-0) in Serie A.
Inter Milan won the reverse fixture 1-0 in September 2019.
Conclusion Lazio - Inter Milano
Lazio have been good enough this season to challenge for the title. They are worthy heroes for the rest of the league in the quest to stop Juventus from cantering to another championship. Inter Milan are another quality side but their early Champions League exit suggests that they don't have the stomach for this fight. We see Lazio leapfrogging Inter with a win.
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Lazio Inter Milano Prediction published on February 13, 2020