Inter and Roma are fighting for the Scudetto. Goals are expected in their matches.
The main match of the 17th round of the Italian Serie A will be held in Rome – Roma will host Inter Milan at the ‘Stadium Olimpico’. Both teams are involved in the fight for the Scudetto and have been in good shape lately. Inter is one point behind the leader Milan, which is also there, in the 3rd place and 4 points away from the first position.
In the previous round, Inter lost to Sampdoria in Genoa and ended an 8-match winning streak. It was this loss that did not give the Milan team a chance to overtake fellow Milan, who lost to Juventus. Roma scored 3 goals in the first half against Crotone and won easily. Overall, Paulo Fonseca’s team is having a good season and is not accidentally involved in the fight for the championship. The Romans have only lost 3 games this season, and 2 of them are directly on the pitch, one of which is a technical loss to Verona. The interior also rarely bears – 2.
Thus, a cool game and fight at ‘Stadio Olimpico’ is to be expected. It is typical for both teams to score and concede goals this season. In general, historically, the game of these teams has been marked by a lack of goals. Inter arrive in Rome without a loss – except for the absence of Danilo D’Ambrosio and Andrea Pinamonti. The situation is much worse in the Roma infirmary, which is full. Especially serious are the injuries of Nicolo Zaniolo and Pedro. But it must also be said that Fonseca’s team is already used to playing without them.
The last 5 matches between Inter and Roma ended in a draw in Serie A. The last time more draws in Serie A matches between the same teams resulted in 1995 (between Napoli and Torino – 6 draws in a row).
Confrontations between Inter and Roma are the most unpredictable in Serie A history. 503 goals were scored in 174 games. “Gialorossi” scored 224, “Nerazzurri” – 279.
Inter Milan have won only 1 of their last 11 Serie A away games (5 draws, 5 losses).
Roma are unbeaten in their last 12 home games (9 wins, 3 draws), which is their best series since February 2017, when they did not lose 24 games in a row in Serie A.
Inter ended their 11-match unbeaten streak with a defeat to Sampdoria in the previous round (9 wins, 2 draws). It happened only once during the coaching period of Antonio Conte that Inter lost 2 games in a row (in Serie A).
Roma have scored at least 3 first-half goals in 3 games this season. They had a better result only at the end of the 1999/00 season (4 games).
Inter Milan have scored the most goals from corners (7) and headers (8) this season. The last goal of Milan against Sampdoria also went out of standard condition.
Edin Dzeko has played 9 times against Inter in Serie A and has scored at least 1 goal in 6 cases (2 goals, 5 assists).
Alexandar Kolarov has scored the most goals in Serie A since making his debut in Roma (in the 2017/18 season) – 7 (all in Roma shirts). During the same period, Inter scored a total of 2 penalties. The Serb is now defending the dignity of “Nerazzurri”.