MILAN – With Sunday’s trip to Lazio drawing ever closer, let’s take a look at the key stats behind the clash.
Sunday will be the 148th match between Lazio and Inter in Serie A. As things stand, the Nerazzurri have the better of the record with 60 wins to Lazio’s 35. There have been a further 52 draws.
If he plays against Lazio, Antonio Candreva will make it 275 career appearances in Serie A. Candreva has scored four of Lazio’s last five goals against the Nerazzurri. This season, the Inter No.87 has reached double figures for assists for the first time in his career.
In the 2017 calendar year, Ivan Perisic has scored six times – five of them coming away from San Siro.
Rodrigo Palacio has scored seven goals against Lazio in 13 league games, with three of those goals coming in the eight times he’s faced Lazio as an Inter player. Parma are the only team that Palacio has only scored more goals against (nine).
All three of Inter’s goalkeepers have previously been on the books at Lazio: Samir Handanovic (one appearance in 2005/06); Juan Pablo Carrizo (25 Serie A appearances for Lazio); Tommaso Berni (six appearances overall for the Biancocelesti).
Geoffrey Kondogbia will miss out through suspension for Inter, while Stefan Radu is suspended for Lazio.