Roma begin the weekend in fifth place and host Inter Milan. Their opponents are in third and nine points clear of Roma. The home side come into this game having lost their most recent Serie A game, 1-0 away at Bologna. That was their sixth league loss of the season and they are currently six points behind fourth place. Eight matches have been won by them in Serie A this season, just the one ending in a draw. All a bit inconsistent for Mourinho's team, not all that special. Three of their last five league games have been lost, the two wins coming against Genoa and Torino, both low in the table and out of form. Home games in Serie A has seen one win in three with a loss to Milan and draw with Napoli.
Inter have been making improved progress in their bid to retain their title. The top two sides (Napoli and Inter) have been dropping points, so Inter are only two points off top spot. If Milan don't win earlier in the day, a win for Inter here would take them top of the table. They are in good form at present with no losses in their last ten league and cup games. In Serie A, they have won three in a row and five of the last six. Their defence is in top form with no goals conceded in their last three matches. On their travels, only one of their last eight league fixtures has ended in defeat. Back them to win this match.