Serie A Match Preview: Internazionale vs. Lazio

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Updated: May 6, 2014
Internazionale and Lazio

Match Date: 11 May 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
A messed up derby intensified the pressure felt by Inter in keeping the last spot for the Europa League qualification. Likewise, Lazio has already given up its hopes of appearing in the said tournament. This was after the “controversial draw” they had against Hellas V Verona.

 

Andrea Ranocchia admitted that their lackluster performance against AC Milan paved way for their disappointing loss. Nigel de Jong’s superb execution of Mario Ballotelli’s pass paved way for the Rossonnerri’s victory and therefore, decreased Inter’s lead by 2 points. Due to this, there is no assurance that they will finally make it to a bigger stage. Other Europa League contenders such as Torino, Parma and even AC Milan can still steal the limelight as there are 2 more matches left prior to the season’s end.

 

Somehow, Lazio shares the same dilemma as that of Inter. They are also aspiring for a qualification spot. Yet, the draw meant that they have to wait in vain for other contenders to slip in the table. As its team captain, Stefano Mauri stated, the club’s fate is no longer in their hands.

 

It is easy to say that Inter is the match’s online betting favorite due to its better rank. But the likelihood of a draw is also possible since Lazio has a better form. The latter currently sports 3 victories in its last 6 matches. This is in stark contrast to what Inter’s 2 wins.

 

Prediction: Inter or Draw

 

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