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Inter Milan look to try and stop the Roma juggernaut when the two teams meet each other at the San Siro on October 29. A victory in this game is crucial for Inter Milan, who have just gone top of the table in the Italian Serie A. Meanwhile, Roma have the extra spice of doing well against Jose Mourinho’s former club.
Inter Milan vs Roma Predicted Lineups
Inter Milan vs Roma Italian Serie A Team News
Inter Milan were able to enjoy a happy International break thanks to the win over Torino providing them with a spot at the top of the table. Inter have picked up just three wins in the last five league matches but the teams around them have also dropped points in a big way.
Coach Simone Inzaghi does not have a lot of injury problems, but he will be worried about energy and fitness levels following the midweek European game. Marko Arnautovic is unavailable because of a thigh injury while another summer signing, Juan Cuadrado, will be out of action due to an Achilles injury.
Inter Milan predicted lineup
Yann Sommer, Benjamin Pavard, Alessandro Bastoni, Francesco Acerbi, Denzel Dumfries, Hakan Calhanoglu, Nicolo Barella, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Federico Dimarco, Lautaro Martinez, Marcus Thuram
Since the loss to Genoa towards the end of September, Roma have been on an incredible streak. The team has put together five consecutive victories. Just when coach Jose Mourinho’s future at Roma comes under speculation, the team has been able to quench them with brilliant performances.
Roma striker Romelu Lukaku is likely to receive a mixed response from Inter supporters at the San Siro. Roma may not have the opportunity to make too many changes, as the likes of Tammy Abraham, Paulo Dybala, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Renato Sanchez, and Marash Kumbulla are out of action.
Even though Chris Smalling has come back to training, he is unlikely to be risked for a game of this magnitude. At the most, the former Manchester United defender can be expected on the bench for this game.
Roma predicted lineup
Rui Patricio, Gianluca Mancini, Evan N’Dicka, Diego Llorente, Rick Karsdorp, Leandro Paredes, Bryan Cristante, Edoardo Bove, Nicola Zalewski, Romelu Lukaku, Stephan El Shaarawy
Featured Duel: Lautaro Martinez vs Bryan Cristante
Lautaro Martinez has been a big reason behind Inter Milan going top of the table. The striker has already been able to hit 11 goals in the league so far this season. It is remarkable that only two players – despite Inter’s long history – have a better scoring record than Lautaro Martinez after 10 matches.
However, Lautaro Martinez has struggled against Roma in the past. The Argentine has only scored one goal in 10+ appearances against Roma.
This will be a big motivation for the visitors, who are likely to deploy Bryan Cristante in a bid to extend this poor head-to-head run against Roma. Averaging just over a tackle and interception per match, the 28-year-old has been a solid performer in the middle of the park for Mourinho’s team.
Will Romelu Lukaku play against Inter Milan?
Romelu Lukaku will be going up against Inter Milan for the first time since his last loan spell with the club. The 30-year-old has been in good form over the last few weeks and his recent goal against Slavia Prague happens to be ninth in the last 10 matches for club and country.
Inter Milan vs Roma Predicted Lineup – The Final Word
Roma’s recent form has been spectacular but they are going up against Inter Milan, whose supporters will be quite vocal about their displeasure towards Romelu Lukaku. This could affect the entire team while Roma are also battling against tiredness. Inter Milan have had two extra days to prepare for this game. The home win is the likely outcome.
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