Serie A (2014-15) Inter vs Roma: Match preview and probable lineups

Season: SerieA - Nike ball
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The big clash between Inter and Roma is behind the corner. The giallorossi need a convincing victory to keep following their seasonal goal that at this stage is the qualification to the next UEFA Champions League.

Inter and Roma faced each other 163 times in the Italian Serie A. The neroazzurri are leading this traditional Serie A match thanks to 69 victories against 47 obtained by the giallorossi. Roma is undefeated against Inter since February 2011. Since then the giallorossi won 4 times and draw 3. Moreover, Roma won the last two away matches against Inter played at San Siro but they never won for three consecutive times in that stadium.

Rudi Garcia’s team draw 10 of the last 14 matches played so far and for 7 times the final result was 1-1. Mauro Icardi realized 7 of the last 14 goals that Inter scored at home, while on the other side it is interesting to know that Francesco Totti scored 6 goals in the last 5 matches that Roma has played against Inter’s goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.

(Stats by OPTA)

Probable lineups:

Inter (4-3-1-2): Handanovic; D’Ambrosio, Ranocchia, Vidic, J. Jesus; Guarin, Brozovic, Gnoukouri; Hernanes; Icardi, Palacio.

Coach: Mancini

Disqualified: Medel

Unavailable: Jonathan, Dodò, Campagnaro

Roma (4-3-3): De Sanctis; Florenzi, Yanga Mbiwa, Manolas, Holebas; Nainggolan, De Rossi, Keita; Gervinho, Totti, Ljajic.

Coach: Garcia

Disqualified: Astori

Unavailable: Strootman, Castan, Maicon

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A Roman in New York achieving his dreams. Persistence can make extraordinary things happen. Editor of AS ROMA 360 | Calciomercato.it | Calcio e Finanza | Reporting on Major League Soccer.

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