For the impartial soccer fan, if such a thing exists, there is nothing better than a huge game that could have a major impact on how things play out in a domestic league. The league that gets most of the attention around the world is the English Premier League, but even with a lot of football still to be played there, it looks as though Liverpool are going to be impossible to catch. For fans, that means looking elsewhere for an exciting title race. If that is indeed what you are after, then look no further than the Serie A in Italy. Juventus won it in a bit of a canter last season, but if they are to repeat as champions, they have some work to do. There are 3 teams all within a single point of one another at the top right now. Juventus might actually get a little help in their quest to win the Serie A this season, as the other two teams will be squaring off in Rome on Sunday afternoon. Lazio, who sit in 3rd, will be hosting Inter, who are in the top spot on goal difference. This is one is a tight game as the Soccer betting odds are at PK pick, with the goal total set at 2¾.
Lazio Vs Inter Milan 2020 Italian Cup Betting Lines & Game Preview
- When: Sunday, February 16 at 2:45 PM EST
- Where: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
- Stream: ESPN+
- Odds: Lazio PK, Inter Milan PK, Draw +245 (Total 2¾ goals)
Why Bet on Lazio?
Coming into the weekend, Lazio find themselves sitting in 3rd, but this race is a tight one, which means that they are just a point off the pace being set by Inter. The advantage that Lazio have in this current situation is that they have a better goal difference than both Inter and Juventus, so a win here could potentially see them go top of the table, depending on what happens in the Juventus game. Lazio have scored 53 goals this season and have surrendered just 20 through their 23 games played this season. Perhaps more importantly, though, they are unbeaten at home, winning 9 and drawing 3, while scoring 35 goals and surrendering just 9. They lost 1-0 to Inter in their previous meeting this season.
Why Bet on Inter Milan?
During the offseason, Milan spent a ton of money to bring in some big-name talent, and those moves have paid off in a big way. Milan are currently sitting at the top of Serie A, but their lead is a slender one, as they are just a point ahead of Lazio and in front of Juventus courtesy of a better goal difference. Milan has scored 48 goals this season and have also been defensively sound this year, surrendering just 20 goals to this point. One thing to keep in mind here is that Inter has the best road record in Serie A this season, winning 9 and drawing twice in their 11 road games. In those away days, they have managed 25 goals and surrendered just 10.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This is a game that neither team can really afford to lose, so expect this one to be a bit of a tight battle. The last 3 meetings between these teams has delivered just 4 total goals, so I think the UNDER might be the way to go here.
Lazio 1 – Inter 1