Match - Sun 20 January, 21:45, Stadio Olimpico
|10. (22’)||8. (45’)|
Roma welcome poor travelers Inter
Inter Milan's Yuto Nagatomo
The match will be played at the Stadio Olimpico with kick-off scheduled for 21h45 (CAT).
Udinese’s 3-0 thumping of the Nerazzurri proved that this Inter squad is in fact the notorious bad travelers of the season, seeing them lose their last four matches away from home.
Losses to Atalanta, Parma, Lazio and Udinese- and with only two goals scored against the Bergamaschi- further highlights why Andrea Stramaccioni should be worried to travel to the Eternal City.
Their plight hasn’t been handed any favours either with seven players sitting out due to injury and with the biggest blow coming in the shape of Antonio Cassano.
The Bari-born star won’t be able to make the trip to face his former club, as he is suffering to shake off some muscular strains which could just rule him out for this fixture.
Nonetheless, a factor which could work in Inter’s favour is the fact that Zdenek Zeman’s side played 120 minutes of Coppa Italia action in the midweek against Fiorentina.
Injuries had already forced Zeman to switch from traditional 4-3-3 to a 3-4-3 formation in Tuscany and with now fatigue possibly playing a heavy card; they may not be up for the weekend challenge.
Roma’s whole theme this season has been unpredictability and with losses to Catania and Napoli coming in their last two Serie A outings, it is unclear what Zeman’s side will produce come kick-off.