A closer look at Inter v Lazio

MILAN – Ahead of tonight’s Serie A Week 37 meeting between Inter and Lazio at the Stadio Meazza, we offer you a selection of pre-match stats courtesy of Football Data.

Matchwinner Palacio
With his goal at Livorno helping to earn a 2-2 draw, Rodrigo Palacio reaffirmed his status as one of the league’s two most decisive players, joint with Udinese man Di Natale. The two forwards have brought their respective teams 20 points with their decisive goals.

Inter 2013/14: fourth-best Nerazzurri draw specialists in Serie A history
Inter have drawn 15 of their 36 league games so far this term, the fourth highest number of draws in a single season by the Nerazzurri since a unified league system was introduced in 1929/30. The record of 18 drawn matches was set in 2004/05, followed by 17 in 1991/92 and 16 in 1978/79.

Lazio on six-game scoring streak
Lazio are on their longest run of scoring in successive games in 2013/14, having found the target in each of their last six outings. During that time they have bagged 15 goals in total, an average of 2.5 per match. They last drew a blank on 26 March, a 2-0 defeat at Genoa.