Roma 10-3-3, Inter 11-3-2
1/10/21 6:30 am
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Roma is hosting Inter at Stadio Olimpico in a derby match of round 17 in the Italian Serie A.
Roma has lost only 1 of their last 6 games while winning their last 3 games in a row in Serie A. During this streak Roma has scored 7 goals while conceding 3 goals. Thanks to this fantastic streak, Roma is now in 3rd place with 33 points, 35 scored goals, and 24 conceded goals. In their last Serie A game, Roma was playing against Crotone on the road, and they have had 48% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 83% of the correct passes. Roma has had an outstanding first half, and they have scored 3 goals. In the second half, Roma has conceded a goal, but they have still won this match 1-3. Mkhitaryan is Roma’s best player so far this season with 8 goals and 7 assists, while Dzeko and Veretout added 7 goals. Zaniolo, Calafiori, and Pedro are injured, while Mirante and Santon are still questionable. Roma keeps playing well throughout the entire season, but they are a little shaky on the defensive end, but I believe it will be enough for the Champions League if they can keep producing in the attacking end.
Inter has been playing well, until last week when they missed the opportunity to take over the top of Serie A. Inter was playing against Sampdoria on the road, and they were the dominant team with 62% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a decent 83% of the correct passes. Inter has missed a penalty kick in the 11th minute, while they conceded from the penalty spot, and once again in the 38th minute. Despite all the chances, Inter has scored only 1 goal, which wasn’t enough for a win. Inter has lost this game 2-1. Inter now has 36 points, and they are in second place in the Serie A standings, but a comforting fact is that they are the best offensive team in the league with 41 scored goals. Lukaku has scored 12 of those goals, while Martinez added 9 goals. Brozovic and Barella have 4 assists each. Vecino and D’Ambrosio are both injured, and they will miss this game. Defensively, Inter is good, but they are somewhat inconsistent, and that has cost them quite a few points so far this season. the good news for Inter is that they are playing only in one competition for the rest of the season, and that could be their advantage in Serie A.
Roma’s home record this season is 6-2-0, while Inter’s away record is 5-2-1. The last 5 games between Roma and Inter ended in a draw, but only one of those games ended without goals. Despite their loss last weekend, Inter is still a good team, but so is Roma. I think we could see plenty of goals here, on both sides, and I will take it.