This highly-anticipated clash will pit some of the most in-form players in the league against each other as Inter's Romelu Lukaku and Roma's Henrikh Mkhitaryan face off.
The visitors suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at Sampdoria in their previous outing. Fortunately for the Nerazzurri, city rivals AC Milan also fell to Juventus, so they remain one point behind the leaders.
Roma vs Inter Milan Head-to-Head
The two clubs have faced off 207 times across all competitions. As expected, the Nerazzurri have been the dominant side in the fixture.
They have 90 wins to their name while the Giallorossi have won 61 times. A total of 56 games have ended in draws and. Interestingly, all five of their meetings since 2018 have ended in stalemates.
They last met in July 2020, with the fixture at the Stadio Olimpico ending in a 2-2 draw. Lukaku scored an 88th-minute equalizer for the visitors.
Roma form guide in the Serie A: W-W-W-L-W
Inter Milan form guide in the Serie A: L-W-W-W-W
Roma vs Inter Milan Team News
Roma coach Paulo Fonseca will be without Nicolò Zaniolo, who is a long-term absentee. Riccardo Calafiori and Pedro are also not expected to feature in this Sunday showdown.
Leonardo Spinazzola has been given the all-clear to play against Inter. Davide Santon and Federico Fazio may undergo a late fitness test to determine their involvement.
Injured: Nicolò Zaniolo, Riccardo Calafiori, Pedro
Doubtful: Davide Santon, Federico Fazio
Inter wing-back Danilo D'Ambrosio suffered a knee injury in their previous outing that will keep him out for some time.
Andrea Pinamonti and Matias Vecino's availability for the game is doubtful.
Injured: Andrea Pinamonti, Danilo D'Ambrosio
Doubtful: Matias Vecino
Roma vs Inter Milan Predicted XI
Roma Predicted XI (3-4-2-1): Pau Lopez; Gianluca Mancini, Chris Smalling, Roger Ibanez; Rick Karsdorp, Gonzalo Villar, Jordan Veretout, Bruno Peres; Lorenzo Pellegrini, Henrikh Mkhitaryan; Borja Mayoral
Inter Milan Predicted XI (3-5-2): Samir Handanovic; Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni; Achraf Hakimi, Arturo Vidal, Nicolo Barella, Ashley Young, Marcelo Brozović; Lautaro Martinez, Romelu Lukaku
Roma vs Inter Milan Prediction
Both teams have one loss and four wins from their last five fixtures. They have been prolific in front of the goal and competent at the back.
This game is a particularly difficult one to predict as both sides have a lot of talented players in their ranks, who are in great form at the moment.
We predict an engaging contest in the Italian capital, which will most likely end in a high-scoring draw.
Prediction: Roma 2-2 Inter Milan
Published 09 Jan 2021, 00:00 IST