Roma vs Inter Milan
Serie A leaders Inter Milan make a mouth-watering journey to the Stadio Olimpico to take on a resurgent Roma side.
Roma’s renaissance under new manager Daniele De Rossi has steered the club to within a single point of fourth-placed Atalanta, with ‘I Giallorossi’ winning all three Serie A matches under their former captain, including a 4-0 demolition of Cagliari earlier this week. That result protected Roma’s near-flawless home league record in 2023/24 (W8, D3, L1) while extending their unbeaten run at the Stadio Olimpico to 14 matches across all competitions (W12, D2). However, Roma’s purple patch in the capital faces an imminent threat as they take on an Inter side they last defeated in a home league H2H in 2016, going winless in six subsequent such duels (D3, L3). De Rossi was part of the Roma team to beat Inter in this fixture and will be out to end his side’s lengthiest wait for a home triumph against ‘I Nerazzurri’ since 1940.
On the other hand, Inter Milan affirmed their Scudetto credentials with a well-deserved 1-0 home win against Juventus in last weekend’s top-table six-pointer, extending their winning streak in competitive action to six games. With each of the last four accompanied by a clean sheet, breaking the deadlock could set the tone for another memorable Serie A weekend as Simone Inzaghi’s men bid to preserve their outstanding away league form this season (W9, D2). Not only are Inter the only unbeaten Serie A team on the road, but they’ve conceded a meager four goals on 11 top-flight travels this term. Equally impressive on the opposite end of the pitch, ‘I Nerazzurri’ have netted a league-high 51 goals this season, piecing together the most prolific start to the season in almost two decades.