Inter will attempt to further strengthen their Scudetto hopes and distance themselves from Juventus and chasers AC Milan with a victory against Lazio on Serie A Matchday 16.
On the other hand, Lazio will attempt to impress their home crowd and attempt to drag themselves up the table, given their current 10th place is a distance away from where the Aquile should be in Serie A.
Both sides played their final Champions League group stage fixture in midweek and will both look to bounce back from their poor results, which saw both sides finish second in their respective groups.
Lazio vs Inter: Predicted line-ups
Simone Inzaghi will choose between Juan Cuadrado and Yann Aurel Bisseck in the upcoming days. Should Bisseck start, Matteo Darmian will start at wing-back. Alternatively, if the Colombian is preferred to start, it would see the former Manchester United defender start on the right of the back three.
Stefan De Vrij and Denzel Dumfries are still recovering, so they will not play a part in this fixture. However, there is a chance that Benjamin Pavard returns to the squad, with Inter‘s medical staff set to evaluate him before the side travel to Rome.
The Biancolesti’s defensive injury problems persist. As such, they will reportedly start the game with Nicolo Casale and Mario Gila as their starting centre-backs. Alessio Romagnoli and Patric are still in recovery and will be evaluated ahead of the fixture against the Nerazzurri, though they are not due to start.
Lazio predicted XI vs Inter (4-3-3): Provedel; Lazzari, Casale, Gila, Marusic; Guendouzi, Rovella, Alberto; Anderson, Immobile, Zaccagni.
Inter predicted XI vs Lazio (3-5-2): Sommer; Bisseck, Acerbi, Bastoni; Darmian, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Thuram, Martinez.
Serie A: When does Lazio vs Inter start?
Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 16 fixture of Lazio vs Inter is set for 20:45 CET, local time in Italy, on Sunday, December 17.
For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 19:45 GMT. That is 14:45 EDT / 11:45 PDT in the United States.
Serie A: Where to watch Lazio vs Inter?
For fans in the United States, Lazio vs Inter will be on Paramount+ along with other fixtures on Serie A Matchday 16.
Lazio vs Inter will be shown on TNT Sports 2 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.