After a positive start to life in Roma, things have taken a downturn for Mourinho, with his side struggling for consistency. Having won each of their first six games across all competitions, Roma have now lost seven of their past 16, including that humiliating defeat to Bodo/Glimt in the Europa Conference League. The most recent defeat came in midweek as Bologna ran out 1-0 winners, ending what had been a three-game winning streak while also preventing Roma from scoring for the first time in seven matches. As a result, Roma are six points behind fifth-placed Atalanta and nine off Inter ahead of this game.
Inter, meanwhile, are in fantastic form and have lost just two games across all competitions so far this season. Real Madrid and Lazio are the two sides to have beaten Inter so far, but since that last loss Simone Inzaghi’s side have gone on a 10-match unbeaten run across all competitions. Seven of those 10 games have come in Serie A including three straight victories to help Inter close the gap on AC Milan and Napoli. Inter go into this game just two points behind Napoli and one off AC Milan, knowing the former have a tough fixture against Atalanta later in the day. Victory here could see them take some semblance of control in the title race.
Roma vs Inter Milan: Match Stats
Lautaro Martinez goes into this game in good form, having scored in each of his past three Serie A appearances and eight in 14 in total (playing just 900 minutes). The Argentine will be looking to score in four consecutive Serie A games in the same season for the first time, while also improving on his record against Roma which currently stands at no goals in six games.
Inter are unbeaten in their past eight Serie A games against Roma and they won the final meeting last season. However, six of those eight games have finished in draws, including three at the Stadio Olimpico – and only one has been goalless. You can expect Mourinho to set his side up to frustrate their visitors.
While Inter have dominated this fixture historically, with 91 wins to Roma’s 61, things have been a lot more even recently. Six of the past eight Serie A meetings between these two sides have ended in draws, sandwiched between two Inter wins. Roma’s last victory against Inter game in February 2017, a 3-1 win at the San Siro.