Inter and Lazio will determine the strongest

Inter and Lazio will determine the strongest

Lazio and Inter will determine the team, which will represent the country in the Champions League next season in the final round of the Italian Serie A. The list already includes Juventus, Napoli and Roma.

Lazio have gained 72 points this season while Nerazurri have three points less. Simone Inzaghi has built a balanced squad, in which the focus is made on the midfield line. Lucas Leiva, who transferred from Liverpool, performs on the defensive midfielder spot, and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has become the side’s faceted diamond. The Serbian together with Luis Alberto have constituted the foundation of the Eagles’ attacks. Milinkovic-Savic has scored 12 goals and has given 3 assists, and the Spaniard has scored one goal less, but whereas has given 14 assists. Wherein Ciro Immobile has scored 29 goals and is currently on the first position in the goalscorer list.

However, Lazio problem is that the team’s key players are injured. The irreplaceable goalkeeper Federico Marchetti dropped out with a knee injury in February last year and was replaced by the Albanian goalkeeper Strakosha. Luis Alberto, as well asImmobile, treated his hip injury, therefore it’s no surprise that the Eagles couldn’t win in the last two matches and secure themselves a qualification to the Champions League.

Inter do not have such squad problems. However, Nerazurri are in the chaser status before the last round of the Serie A. Despite the fact, that the Milanese team was on the first place in Autumn, they have managed to even drop out of the top four and it’s far from being a fact that they will return there. This happened because of constant draw results, which in total are 12. Only Torino and SPAL are higher by this statistics.

With the absence of clear problems, Spalletti has built a side, capable of providing results on a long distance. There is a task before the manager to advance to the Champions League and only having achieved that, the club will extend his contract. Also, in case the Champions League anthem is played at San Siro next season, the Big Grass Snake will be joined by Ilkay Gundogan, about which the German said in near-football commentaries.

If Inter played in the EPL, Nerazurri wouldn’t have a chance to cling onto the Champions League, as the decisive factor in the Albion is the goal difference. Goals in head-to-head encounters are the cornerstone in Italy, much like two-match confrontations in the Eurocup play-offs. The first game between Lazio and Inter ended in a goalless draw, therefore the upcoming Sunday match will decide the fate of the ticket to the most prestigious club tournament. Bookmakers do not see the clear favorite in the match, although give a slight preference to Lazio – 2.50 over 2.75. One can bet on the repetition of a draw result with the odds of 3.40.