On their last outing, Lazio were expected to walk away with all three points against Torino, but they huffed and puffed, and had to settle for a goalless draw.
Meanwhile, Inter have enjoyed a solid start to the campaign, chalking up a maximum six points from their opening two games, and they recently brushed aside Spezia with ease.
Simone Inzaghi’s men are desperate to right the wrongs of last season when they were dethroned by crosstown rivals AC Milan. Judging from the early signs, they look revitalised, although Napoli could give them a good run for their money as they top the Serie A table, having bagged nine goals from their opening two fixtures.
Encounters between Lazio and Inter Milan have generally been classics, and we are expecting more of the same.
To aid you with your betting slip, we have handpicked a couple of useful tips for you to ponder over ahead of kick-off.
Lazio ready to soar again
Last weekend, Lazio weren’t quite at the races against Torino. Both defences cancelled each other out during the 90 minutes, and Lazio picked up three yellow cards in stoppage time.
However, in times gone by, there hasn’t been much separating Lazio and Inter. They have often been frenetic affairs, and they have usually thrown up plenty of goals too.
A cursory glance at the head-to-head record shows that Inter edge it with 24 wins gained from 64 meetings, but more intriguingly, four of the past five clashes have produced more than 2.5 goals.
Although Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez linked up to devastating effect against Spezia, they could find Lazio much harder to breach.
If you wish to dip into the match winner market, you can get odds of 11/2 with William Hill for Lazio to clinch victory and Both Teams to Score, which is worth investigating further.
Ciro Immobile to make his mark
Ciro Immobile remains the darling of Lazio, who are trying to make him the natural heir to Gonzalo Higuain.
As the focal point of the Lazio attack, Immobile is a slippery customer and he can score all types of goals.
He also pops up with timely strikes too, as shown by his second-half winner in his side’s 2-1 opening-day victory over Bologna.
While Lazio fired blanks in their last game, Immobile will give Inter plenty to think about and he could make his mark. If you are tempted by the Goalscorer Market, then you will find Immobile is available at 5/1 with bet365 to break the deadlock.
* Betting odds correct at the time of publication. All odds are subject to changes.