Lazio Rome vs. Inter Milan / Serie A – The last round of the Italian Serie A brings us also a direct clash in the race for the Champions League as at the Olimpico stadium in Rome the 4th-placed Lazio meets the 5th-positioned Inter, which at the moment has three points fewer. It means that only victory leads the guests from Milan to the Champions League, while any other option suits Lazio. Let’s add that their match played at the Guiseppe Meazza stadium last autumn had ended as goalless draw. Begins: 20.05.2018 – 20:45 CET
Of course, Lazio’s fans would be more than happy now with such outcome as their team would directly qualify for the Champions League, without going through the qualifications as from this season all four Italian teams go directly to the group phase of the UEFA’s elite club competition. Right because of that Lazio players are under huge pressure ahead of the decisive match with Inter, especially as they dropped chances in previous two rounds to secure the fourth place given they merely drew with Atalanta and Crotone.
Their fans are encouraged by fact that Lazio lost the last time in the league around beginning of March, to new champion Juventus, while after that it won five and drew five matches, which in fact put them in situation to fight for the Champions League. Lazio should be stronger in this match for recovered midfielder Parolo and forward Immobili, while out of action are injured forward Luis Alberto and stopper de Vrij, who will be probably spared as he moves this summer right to Inter.
Probable lineups Lazio Rome: Strakosha – Luiz Felipe, Wallace, Radu – Marušić, Parolo, Leiva, Milinkovic-Savic, Lulic – Anderson, Immobile
The decisive match with Lazio comes for Inter after shocking home defeat by Sassuolo 1-2 and only thanks to fact that Lazio drew with Crotone Inter is still in the race for the Champions League. True, to achieve something like that they need to win now at the Olimpico stadium team that didn’t lose in last 10 rounds and clearly ahead of team led by manager Spaletti is definitely a very difficult task.
Since Inter game this season covers a very wide span; from despair to excellence, we wouldn’t be surprised at all if it wins at the Olimpico stadium, especially as it won two previous away matches, with Chievo and Udinese. True, On Sunday evening they will face much stronger opponent and team that also fights to reach the Champions League, and on top of everything needs only a draw. Regarding the team, Spaletti will probably send at the Olimpico’s pitch the strongest team, given that he has no problems with absences.
Probable lineups Intera: Handanovic – Cancelo, Skriniar, Miranda, D'Ambrosio – Brozovic, Vecino – Candreva, Rafinha, Perisic – Icardi
Lazio Rome – Inter Milan TIP
We have said several times that only victory can take Inter to the Champions League and it means that at some point of the match they have to open and start attacking, so it is the most realistic to expect to see plenty of goals.
Pick: over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.62 at betvictor (down to 1.57 can be played)