On Saturday night the Italian Serie A bring us a great derby match from 17th round,where the fourth places AS Lazio welcomes the second placed Inter Milan, who currently has four points more than the Romans.
Otherwise, in the past two seasons, both teams recorded victories in domestic mutual clashes, which only confirms that in these Italian derbies guests rarely come up to points.
That is why, the host hopes now that they can get to full loot, especially as in the last five games they have significantly improved their form and won as many as 11 points.
Specifically, the chosen of coach Petkovic during this period recorded all three victories at home, while on tour against Juventus and Bologna they have won a point, playing both time 0:0.
Cristian Ledesma told to La Repubblica: “We just need to recognise that we have to improve because we all know we can do much more.
“What we did at Bologna was certainly not our best. We are playing against a team full of champions who can change a game at any moment.
“We have to impose our game on them. We’ve done that a lot at home and we have to learn how to do it on the road.”
Meanwhile, in the last round of the Europa League,Lazio celebrated as guests in Maribor with 4:1, with which they definitely confirmed the first place in the group, and qualification to the next round.
For this match,Konko should return on the position of left side-back instead suspended Cavande , while still out of action are injured defender Dias, midfielders Ederson and Brocchi and strikers Rocchi and Zarate.
Lazio probable lineup : Marchetti – Konko, Biava, Ciani, Radu – Gonzalez, Ledesma – Candreva, Hernanes, Mauri – Klose
After unpleasant series of two defeats and one draw, which shortly moved Nerazzurri away from second place,in the last two rounds Inter mananage to justify the role of one of the favorites of Serie A, by defeating Palermo, and then a direct competitor to for the very top, Napoli.
Stramaccioni: “The things Inter has achieved given these conditions means we have the strength to do even better. At the very start of my project Inter have proved to be strong.’
However, they are aware that a very hard match is expecting them now, and the extra-motivated opponent, so probably they could play something defensively than usual.
Coach Stramaccioni still can not count on the injured midfielder Stankovic,defenders Joel Obi , Mudingayi and Chivu,while an experienced Samuel is available afer suspension.
Inter Milan probable lineup : Handanović – Ranocchia, Samuel, Juan – Zanetti, Gargano, Cambiasso, Guarin, Nagatomo – Cassano, Milito