Title hopefuls, Inter can move within three points of leaders Juventus with a big win here, but Roma are still capable of causing them discomfort.
Serie A 2019/2020
Date: Sunday, July 19
Venue: Stadio Olimpico
Paulo Fonseca’s side are currently fifth on the table as they bid to secure a return to European football with the games coming thick and fast in the Italian topflight.
They were made to work for the points against Hellas Verona last time out, Jordan Veretout and Edin Dzeko scoring the goals in the 2-1 victory to open up a four-point advantage over sixth-placed Napoli.
Inter on their part, ran out comfortable 4-0 winners over basement club SPAL last Thursday, a result which made it back-to-back successes in the league, having also beaten Torino earlier in the week.
I Nerazurri are currently second in the table, six points behind Juve and will need no longer drop points if they must wrestle top spot from their title rivals.
Roma will again be without the services of Federico Fazio, Antonio Mirante, Chris Smalling and Juan Jesus through injury, while Davide Santon is again likely to miss out with a muscular problem.
Nicolo Barella could make the bench after overcoming a muscular problem.
Matias Vecino is out until August and Stefano Sensi faces a late fitness test.
Head to Head
In 78 competitive meetings between these two sides, Inter have amassed 29 wins to Roma’s 22. 27 other clashes have ended as draws including this season’s reverse fixture, a goalless affair.
Roma last five competitive games: LLWWW
Inter last five competitive games: WLDWW
Inter are in dire need of a win to keep their slim title hopes alive, but Roma will be full of confidence themselves following a run of three successive wins.
Thus, we are struggling to pick a winner from this clash and will therefore settle for a draw, which on normal ground, would be a good result for both sides. A full-time draw here is priced at odds of 13/5 by BetClever.