Inter will travel to Rome to take on Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico for Serie A matchday 8.
Players from both camps will be battling with fatigue and injuries as the strenuous schedule continues to roll along. International duties, cup games, and league match all bundled up within such a short span cannot do any good to either team.
Inter won 2-1 against Sassuolo in a thrilling encounter in their last outing. Dzeko and Lautaro scored to gave Inter a much-needed win.
Lazio meanwhile lost to Bologna in their last match. Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men put on a clinic against Sarri’s men and defeated them 3-0.
Statistics & Encounters
Lazio seems to have struggled against Inter in the recent past, they have only won 2 of their last 10 Serie A meetings with Inter. (D2, L6).
Lazio is unbeaten at home in their last 16 matches in Serie A.
The teams last faced each other earlier this year in Serie A, with Inter beating Lazio 3-1.
Lazio’s form guide in Serie A: L-W-D-D-L
Inter’s form guide in Serie A: W-D-W-W-D
Suspensions, Injuries & Team News
Simone Inzaghi will need to manage the fatigue of his squad more than the injury scare. Vidal, Sanchez, Vecino, Correa, Martinez took part in their respective countries during the week and took a long journey back to Italy. The availability will be very limited for these players.
Sensi remains sidelined with injury.
Immobile picked up a thigh injury during the International break but has made full recovery and he will available for this fixture.
Francesco Acerbi will serve his suspension and miss out on this fixture.
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic, Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni, Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic, Martinez, Dzeko
Lazio (4-3-3): Reina, Marusic, Felipe, Patric, Hysaj, Alberto, Milinkovic-Savic, Leiva, Pedro, Immobile, Anderson