Our prediction for this Serie A match:
All eyes will be on Stadio Giuseppe Meazza when Inter and Lazio face each other in what is expected to be the most entertaining game of Saturday’s program. The Nerazzurri suffered a dip in form and they are on a three-game winless run in the Serie A ahead of the visit of the capital club. Inter are eager to stay in the race for Scudetto and we predict they will adopt an attack-minded approach in the football match against Lazio. The Biancocelesti have been scoring goals for fun of late and they recorded a routine 4-0 win over Crotone in their last league fixture. A lively contest is on the cards and there is every chance both sides will find the net on Matchday 19. A man to watch in the home team will be Mauro Icardi, who has netted 17 goals in the Italian top flight so far this season, while Inter defenders should have Lazio superstar Sergej Milinkovic-Savic at bay.
Highlighted Player (Ivan Perisic):
Ivan Perisic is a Croatian football player born on 2nd of February 1989 in Split. Perisic started his football career in the youth of Hajduk Split where FC Sochaux discovered him by a very young age. After playing for FC Sochaux, Club Brugge, Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg Inter Milan transferred him for approximately 17 million euro. Perisic made his debut for the Croatian national team in 2011. Perisic played in all big tournaments so far such as the EURO 2012 and the World Cup 2014. In several EURO 2016 qualification matches Perisic was the captain of the national team. Perisic is known for being a strong right-footed attacking midfielder. Because of his strength and vision it’s hard to win a duel against Perisic. One of Perisic’ biggest weaknesses is his lack of technique which is required to play for the biggest football clubs. Perisic won several prizes in his career but didn’t always play a big role in them. In season 2010/2011 Perisic was topscorer of the highest Belgian football division scoring 22 goals.
Highlighted Team (Lazio Roma):
Lazio Roma 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.