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Italian Soccer Serie A
Lazio – Inter
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Serie A Standing BEFORE the game:
Inter, 3rd position with 17 points and a positive goal difference of +14
Lazio, 6th position with 11 points and a positive goal difference of +3
✅ Here is the Preview for LAZIO vs INTER valid for the Serie A Week 8 game on Saturday 16 October 2021 at the Olimpico di Roma Stadium in Rome, Italy at 18:00.
Inter having the pressure to win the game to keep up the race for the Scudetto and defend their title. Inter having 17 points are -4 points below Napoli with 21 points. Lazio with 11 points are -10 below Napoli. The objective for both is to win. Lazio will need the victory to climb the Standing towards the top 5 positions. Inter with 249 goals against Lazio in Serie A will target to score the 250th goal. Stats are in favor of Inter in 156 Serie A games: 65 wins Inter, 54 draws and 37 Lazio wins.
Highlight of the match is the return to the Olimpico Stadium of former Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi now coaching Inter. Inzaghi spent five-year as Coach and also spent a decade during his playing career. In the era of three points to win, Inter coach Simone Inzaghi was the Lazio manager with the most Serie A games (197) and was second only to Sven-Göran Eriksson by average points (1.82 v 1.9) – min. 50 benches.
Inter have won six, drawn two and lost two of the last 10 Serie A match-ups. Against no other team have Lazio won fewer games since 2016/17 (at least three against other opponents).
Inter have scored in each of their last four Serie A encounters with Lazio. The next goal they score will be their 250th in the league against Lazio and the 100th at the Olimpico.
Lazio have only won two of their last 10 Serie A games against Inter (2 draw, 6 lost). After a series of four consecutive home wins against Inter, Lazio have won only two of their last seven home games against Inter in Serie A (1 draw, 4 lost).
Lazio lost their last Serie A match against Bologna and have not recorded two consecutive league defeats since last March: in that case the first was against Bologna and the second against Juventus. Lazio have not lost in 16 consecutive home games in the league (14 wins, 2 draws) and since 2002 they have not done better in Serie A: in that case Lazio reached 22 home games in a row without defeat.
For the first time in its history, Inter have scored at least two goals in all of their first seven league games this season – the 22 goals represent their best result since 1950/51, a season in which the Nerazzurri set their goal record. in the eighth game (25). Lazio and Inter are two of the three teams to have scored the most goals after an offensive recovery in this Serie A (three, like Torino).
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has scored four goals against Inter in the league, against no team he has done better in Serie A – the next will be his 50th goal for Lazio included all competitions.
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✅ Here are Lazio vs Inter match officials:
Referee Massimiliano Irrati from the section of Pistoia will be assisted by Giuseppe Perrotti from the section of Campobasso and Domenico Palermo from the section of Bari. The Fourth Official will be Gianluca Manganiello from the section of Pinerolo. The VAR will be Paolo Mazzoleni from the section of Bergamo and the AVAR will be Fabiano Preti from the section of Mantova.
✅ Here are Lazio vs Inter probable lineups:
LAZIO (4-3-3): Reina; Lazzari, Luiz Felipe, Patric, Hysaj; S. Milinkovic, Leiva, Luis Alberto; F. Anderson, Immobile, Pedro.
Subs: Strakosha, Adamonis, S.Radu, Marusic, Escalante, Akpa Akpro, Cataldi, Basic, Raul Moro, Romero, Muriqi.
Suspended players: Acerbi.
Coach: Maurizio Sarri.
INTER (3-5-1-1): Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, A. Bastoni; Darmian, Barella, Brozovic, Gagliardini, Dimarco; Perisic; Dzeko.
Subs: Radu, Cordaz, D’Ambrosio, Ranocchia, Kolarov, Dumfries, Vidal, Calhanoglu, Vecino, Sanchez, Correa, L. Martinez.
Unavailable: Sensi, Eriksen, Brazao.
Coach: Simone Inzaghi.
👉Lazio vs Inter, Match Officials
🗓️Saturday 16 October 2021
🏟️Olimpico di Roma Stadium
🙍♂️ Referee: IRRATI
🚩Assistants: PERROTTI – PALERMO
4⃣ Fourth Official: MANGANIELLO@socios @OfficialSSLazio @Lazio_Land @SerieA_EN @Inter_en https://t.co/r9Yx50CdLq pic.twitter.com/ZXi6cqPdip
— Anna Italia (@ItalianSerieA) October 13, 2021
2021 – 2022 Italian Serie A Week 8
Lazio – Inter
Saturday 16 October 2021
Olimpico di Roma Stadium
Assistants: PERROTTI – PALERMO
Fourth Official: MANGANIELLO