KO: 10.01.2021 17:00 IST
The most anticipated match in Italy this weekend is happening on Sunday morning in the capital where in-form AS Roma welcomes Inter Milan. Hosts have been playing amazingly well in the last couple of weeks, having won five out of the last six domestic outings. This obviously had a massive impact on the standings, launching La Lupa to 3rd place and back into the title race.
Inter Milan’s results are impressive as well. Their streak of eight straight Serie A victories got interrupted last weekend with surprising 1-2 loss to Sampdoria in Genoa.
Roma coach Paulo Fonseca has several players on the injured list. In spite of the injuries, Roma shouldn’t be too affected by them. Riccardo Calafiori is a doubt due to a muscle strain. Pedro Rodriguez is also a doubt as he recovers from a thigh strain.
Goalkeeper Antonio Mirante could be fit to make the squad on Sunday. He is nursing a hamstring issue. Leonardo Spinazzola is also recovering from a hamstring injury. He is a doubt for the fixture. Meanwhile, Nicolo Zaniolo is out until March with an ACL injury.
Antonio Conte has three names on his injury list going into the game on Sunday. Danilo D’Ambrosio is out until early February with a knee injury. Andrea Pinamonti is a doubt for the game with a muscle strain. Matias Vecino is on the chopping block at San Siro and the club claimed they will sell the midfielder if the right offer comes in. Aston Villa are said to be interested.
Inter Milan striker Lukaku has bagged 12 goals in 15 Serie A matches. He has an expected goal figure of 10.57. Lukaku is second in Serie A in goals scored.
PREDICTION: Total goals scored will be Over 0.5