Inter Milan vs AS Roma: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
The Nerazzurri sit at the top as Lukaku is set to visit San Siro with AS Roma
Inter Milan are still a formidable side after losing Romelu Lukaku to AS Roma this summer. The 2023 UEFA Champions League runners-up currently holds the first spot in Serie A this season. AC Milan is on the tail of Inter with just a point less. The Nerazzurri will want nothing but a win.
The Giallorossi pack led by José Mourinho is on a five-game winning run in all competitions. The last two games were won with a clean sheet in hand. Last game, matchday 3 in the UEFA Europa League, Roma beat Slavia Praha by 2 goals to nil. Now as they travel to face Inter, a hostile atmosphere is expected for former striker Romelu Lukaku who left San Siro unceremoniously instead of joining them on a permanent basis.
Sunday, 29 October 2023 at 6:00 PM UK (10:30 PM IST)
Location: San Siro
Inter (in all competitions): W-W-D-W-W
AS Roma (in all competitions): W-W-W-W-W
Players to Watch
Lautaro Martínez (Inter)
The Argentina-born centre-forward currently has 11 goals and 2 assists in the Serie A after 9 appearances. Lautaro Martínez sits untouched with a 5-goal lead in the top scorer position also. Victor Osimhen of Napoli is second with 6 goals. The San Siro crowd will be eager to see if Martínez can bring the fire against AS Roma.
Romelu Lukaku (AS Roma)
The former Inter Milan striker surprisingly didn’t continue with the Nerazzurri to get a permanent deal. Now we see Lukaku play football at AS Roma after Chelsea allowed him to join on a season-long loan. Romelu Lukaku is the Serie A top scorer for Giallorossi. His 5 goals also put him third in the top scorer chart. Just a goal behind last season’s top scorer Osimhen.
- Inter have failed to win any of the last two home games in Serie A. This includes a draw against Bologna and a loss to Sassuolo
- Romelu Lukaku will return to San Siro to face former club for the first time after leaving this summer
- The away side, AS Roma are on a five-game winning run
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Injury & Team News
Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi has Juan Cuadrado out with an Achilles injury and Marko Arnautovic with thigh trouble. In the 2-1 UCL win over RB Salzburg last game, key players were rested. Marcus Thuram, Federico Dimarco and Nicolo Barella should be reinstalled from the start in this one.
Roma also did a similar thing in the last game. Mourinho rested his main goalkeeper Rui Patrício. While Rick Karsdorp and Leonardo Spinazzola were also not started. However, Mourinho will not be available on the sidelines as he was sent off against Monza for taunting the opponent’s coaching staff. The major miss will be Paulo Dybala.
Head to Head
Total Matches – 59
Inter wins – 23
AS Roma wins – 17
Draws – 19
Inter predicted lineup (3-5-2):
Sommer (GK); Pavard, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Martinez, Thuram
AS Roma predicted lineup (3-5-2):
Patricio (GK); Mancini, Llorente, Ndicka; Karsdorp, Cristante, Paredes, Aouar, Spinazzola; Belotti, Lukaku
Match Prediction for Inter Milan vs AS Roma
The Giallorossi pack led by José Mourinho is on a five-game winning run in all competitions. But if we look closely, four games of those five have been at home. Only an away fixture was observed against Cagliari. The 4-1 away win against a side currently sitting bottom of the table won’t matter as they are about to face the leaders. The San Siro crowd should see a win as Roma are without the services of Paulo Dybala and captain Lorenzo Pellegrini.
Prediction: Inter 2-1 AS Roma
Telecast for Inter Milan vs AS Roma
India – JioCinema, VIACOM18
UK – TNT Sports
US – Paramount+, CBS
Nigeria – NTA, SportsTV, SUPERSPORT, TOP SPORTS TV
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