Mid-week action in Italy’s Serie A as Inter Milan hosts Lazio. It’s one of 7 games on the Serie A docket for Wednesday with another contest between Torino and AC Milan set for Thursday. Inter Milan is currently undefeated on the season at 4-0-0 for 12 points with 9 goals scored and only 1 conceded. They’re showing as second on the league table 1 point back of Juventus who played on Tuesday and have one more game under their belt. Lazio’s year has been something of a mixed bag but they’re holding their own with a 2-1-1 record. They’ve scored 7 and allowed 3 on the season and their 7 points along with a +4 goal differential has them in 5th place on the table.
Inter is coming off a big 2-0 win in the Milan Derby against AC Milan and they might make some lineup changes here as they try to gain more traction in Champions League play. They’re hoping to bounce back from a lackluster 1-1 draw with Slavia Praha in the opening contest of group play. Their next Champions League game will be significantly tougher as they travel to Camp Nou to face Barcelona. The clunker against Slavia Praha was all the more curious given their near flawless play at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Serie A play–Internazionale has a 2-0-0 record with 5 goals scored and none conceded.
Lazio is 1-0-1 on the road so far this season with 4 goals scored and 2 conceded. They were winless in three in all competitions with a 1-1 draw against AC Roma, a 2-1 loss at SPAL and a 2-1 Europa League loss to CFR Cluj before they bounced back to beat Parma 2-0 at home last Thursday. Lazio took a 1-0 win over Inter Milan in this matchup a year ago but as long as the home team’s form continues to be so strong we’re not expecting a reprise of that outcome.