Our football match prediction:
All eyes will be on Stadio Giuseppe Meazza when Inter and Lazio face each other in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals. The Nerazzurri have been impressive under Stefano Pioli in 2017 and they are eyeing their tenth consecutive win in all competitions. Inter rolled over Pescara (3-0) in their last league fixture and, no doubt, the hosts are brimming with confidence ahead of Tuesday’s football match. Stefano Pioli’s men are on a seven-game winning run at home in the Serie A and that is the main reason why we predict the hosts will make it to the Italian Cup semis. Lazio, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Chievo at the weekend and we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the Biancocelesti, who failed to score in previous two league fixtures. In their last meeting in the Italian top flight Inter hammered Lazio (3-0).
Highligted Player (Medel):
Gary Medel is a versatile defensive midfielder who currently plays for Inter Milan in Serie A. The Chilean professional is well-known for this work-rate and untiring approach along with his aggressive, physically demanding and hard-tackling style of play. It is these qualities that earned him the sobriquet of “Chilean Pitbull”. Medel started his professional career with Universidad Catolica as a youth player before moving to Boca Juniors. He followed it up with a stint in La Liga with Sevilla. Medel was also a key member with Cardiff City, which was his next destination. The relegation of Cardiff meant that Medel moved to Inter Milan. A full international with over 80 caps for Chile, Medel has represented his nation at two FIFA World Cups and an equal number of Copa America tournaments. He was a key member of Chilean team that won the 2015 Copa America and was subsequently named in the ‘Team of the tournament’.
Highlighted Team (Lazio Roma):
Lazio are an Italian football club based in Rome. Lazio were founded in 1900 and they compete in the Serie A. The Biancocelesti (The White and Sky Blues) have won two Serie A trophies (1973/1974, 1999/2000), while lifting six Coppa Italia titles. The capital club play their home games at Stadio Olimpico and Roma are regarded as Lazio’s main rivals. The two teams face each other in the Derby della Capitale and it is considered the fiercest inter-city derby in Italy. Lazio won UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1999, with the team beating Mallorca in the title game. The same year they managed to clinch the UEFA Super Cup trophy as they outplayed English giants Manchester United at Stade Louis II, Monaco. The likes of Pavel Nedved, Giuseppe Favalli, Juan Sebastian Veron, Sinisa Mihajlovic, Roberto Mancini, Giuseppe Signori, Miroslav Klose and Simone Inzaghi are notable footballers who played for Lazio in the past.