Inter vs. Lazio
January 9, 2022 2:45 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -188, Under 2.5 +150
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Inter and Lazio are clashing at Giuseppe Meazza in round 21 of the Italian Serie A. Inter are still at the top of the table, they are the best offensive team in the league, and they are still going strong. Lazio has been great in the attacking end, but their defense is not that solid as of late.
Not only Inter has won their last 6 straight Serie A games, but they also haven’t conceded a single goal in those 6 games, while they scored 17 goals, which is absolutely fantastic. The last Serie A game Inter has lost was back in October, and it was against Lazio. Now, with an offense like this, Inter doesn’t need the defense, but they have it, and it’s the best in the league with only 15 conceded goals in 19 games. As far as their goalscorers go, Inter is led by Martinez with 11 goals, while Dzeko added 8 goals. Barella and Calhanoglu have each added 7 assists. Cordaz and Satriano are injured, while Calhanoglu is suspended because of the yellow cards. Inter’s last game was postponed, which means they will be rested in this match, they are healthy, and their form is outstanding.
Lazio has also been playing well this season, mostly well, and they have been among the best offensive teams in the league with 42 scored goals. Lazio’s defense on the other hand is just garbage with 37 conceded goals, which is an average of almost 2 conceded goals per game. From this, we can conclude that they don’t have any problems with scoring, especially when Immobile is playing, but their defense is having a lot of problems keeping the ball out of their net. Immobile has already scored 14 goals so far this season, while Milinkovic-Savic and Pedro have each added 7 goals. The good news for Lazio is they don’t have any injuries, and that should help them on both ends, well, hopefully. Lazio is now in 6th place with 32 points, which is just 6 points behind Atalanta in 4th place which is the last Champions League spot, but with a defense like this, I think Lazio will need a lot of luck to get there, and I really mean a lot of luck.
The trends are pretty evenly split in this matchup, and both teams are in solid form. Inter is still undefeated at home this season, while Lazio is not the greatest on the road, especially defensively. I see goals on both sides, but I like Inter here.