Encounters between Conte’s men and the Giallorossi usually produce plenty of early action,and Al Hain-Cole expects more of the same at San Siro
Inter will be looking to strengthen their position at the top of Serie A when they welcome Roma to San Siro on Friday.
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Antonio Conte’s men go into the weekend one point clear of Juventus, having won six and lost none of their last seven league matches.
Inter vs Roma latest odds
Indeed, they are 17/20 (1.85) favourites with bet365 to extend their lead by pulling off their first home win against this opposition since 2015.
The Giallorossi have only lost one of the last seven encounters between the sides, and are priced at 3/1 (4.00) to come out on top here.
The three most recent meetings have all resulted in draws, and there are odds of 13/5 (3.60) available on this one also finishing up all square.
Inter vs Roma team news
Roberto Gagliardini is unavailable for Inter due to the injury he picked up in Sunday’s win over SPAL, joining Nicolo Barella, Stefano Sensi and Alexis Sanchez on the sidelines.
Justin Kluivert will face a late fitness test after coming off with a thigh injury against Verona, with Bryan Cristante, Davide Zappacosta and Devid Bouah definitely ruled out.
Inter vs Roma preview
A single goal in this game would be the 500th scored between this pair in Serie A – a figure that no other fixture has reached in the Italian top flight.
Not only is that milestone likely to be reached, fans shouldn’t have to wait too long to see the action unfold considering these two sides have produced the most goals within the opening half-hour of Serie A matches this season – 21 in total.
What’s more, the deadlock has been broken before half-time in each of the last six encounters between Inter and Roma, with four of those games taking less than 15 minutes to get off the mark.
Inter vs Roma predictions
With this in mind, odds of 5/6 (1.83) are well worth backing on a goal being scored inside 26 minutes for the Nerazzurri’s 14th match in 15, and their fifth in seven against Paulo Fonseca’s team.
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Goal scored before 26:00 for a 1.5pt stake at 5/6 (1.83) with bet365