Inter Milan should beat Parma with ease, cover the -1 handicap and banking on the goals to keep flowing. Romelu Lukaku is on fire and backed in the goalscoring markets.
Parma are in the relegation zone and in very poor form. The Crusaders have lost 10 of their last 13 matches in all competitions and failed to score in 8 of their last 9 home matches in Serie A. Roberto D’Aversa replaced Fabio Liverani as manager in January but has been unable to stop the slide. Parma are arguably worse under D’Aversa. Parma lost five straight matches but have managed two straight draws. They drew 2-2 against Udinese after blowing a 2-0 lead and 2-2 at Spezia where they blew another 2-0 lead. Parma are missing injured midfielder Hans Nicolussi Caviglia and winger Gervinho. They are thin up front with strikers Roberto Inglese, Joshua Zirkzee and Graziano Pellè all injured.
Inter Milan are four points ahead of rivals AC Milan at the top of Serie A. I Nerazzurri have won 14 of their last 17 league matches, keeping six clean sheets in their last seven. Antonio Conte’s side suffered a 2-1 aggregate defeat to Juventus in the Coppa Italia semi-finals. Inter bounced back with a 3-1 home win against Lazio and 3-0 win against AC Milan. Lautaro Martínez and Romelu Lukaku scored three goals each. Inter Milan’s last match was a 3-0 home win against Genoa. Lukaku opened the scoring with Matteo Darmian and Alexis Sánchez on target, Inter having 24-3 shots and 2.86-0.10 expected goals. Inter Milan midfielder Stefano Sensi is doubtful. Right back Achraf Hakimi is available after suspension. Star striker Romelu Lukaku is in great form with 7 goals in his last 7 matches in all competitions.
Inter Milan have a 26-19 advantage against Parma with 19 draws in 64 matches. Inter Milan have won four of the last five meetings including 2-1 in the Coppa Italiaquarter-finals on 26 January. Inter Milan are surging towards the Serie A title on the back of a solid defence. They can win to nil against a Parma side that struggle to score at home.
PREDICTION : INTER MILAN 3-0 WIN
ACCUMULATOR TIP : INTER MILAN FT WIN