Kick-off: Sunday, April 15 @7:45 PM GMT
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Roma)
Head to head record
Roma vs Lazio 2-1 (2017/2018 Serie A)
Roma vs Lazio 1-3 (2016/2017 Serie A)
Roma vs Lazio 3-2 (2016/2017 Coppa Italia)
Lazio vs Roma 2-0 (2016/2017 Coppa Italia)
Lazio vs Roma 0-2 (2016/2017 Coppa Italia)
Lazio vs Roma prediction
Stadio Olimpico will host Sunday’s football match between Lazio and Roma, the two bitter local rivals. A place in the Champions League is at stake and, no doubt, there will be fireworks when the two teams face each other in the Rome derby.
Lazio are enjoying a season to remember, with the team scoring goals for fun in all competitions. The Biancocelesti have been producing thrilling displays in the Serie A so far this term, but they should not stop now as they have yet to secure a top-four finish. Simone Inzaghi’s troops head into Sunday’s local derby against Roma following back-to-back wins over the likes of Benevento and Udinese and we predict that they are going to stick to their attacking style of play. Ciro Immobile looks unstoppable at the moment and the Italian attacker, who has netted 27 goals in the Italian top flight so far this term, is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition back-line. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who will be the star of upcoming summer transfer window, will be yet another man to watch.
Coach Simone Inzaghi has a full squad to choose from and he is likely to field the best possible side against Roma. The former Lazio attacker should stick to the 3-4-2-1 formation.
Champions League success
Roma are brimming with confidence ahead of the Rome derby as they outclassed star-studded Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals in midweek. The Romans rolled over Leo Messi and Co. in the knockout stages of the elite competition and they will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they face Simone Inzaghi’s charges in the local derby. Eusebio di Francesco’s troops, though, failed to impress in their last league match, with the team suffering a 3-0 loss to Fiorentina and they should be at their sharpest in Sunday’s showdown if they are to return to winning ways in the Italian top flight. Edin Dzeko is enjoying yet another successful season and all eyes will be on the Bosnia international when the two teams face each other at Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. Seeing that Inter are breathing down Roma’s neck, there is every chance Eusebio di Francesco’s team are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s showdown.
Rick Karsdorp misses the match with an injury, whilst Diego Perotti is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the match.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in previous three meetings between Roma and Lazio
- Lazio found the net in each of their last four meetings with Lazio
- Biancocelesti have already netted 75 goals in the Serie A this term
- Roma suffered only one loss in previous five league fixtures
- Edin Dzeko has scored 14 goals in the Serie A so far this season
Lazio vs Roma betting pick
Both Lazio and Roma are likely to go for a win in Sunday’s local derby and a lively contest is on the horizon. Both sides have been impressive in front of goal of late, which is yet another season why I predict fans will see a real football festival at Stadio Olimpico. Seeing that two teams are level on points in the Serie A standings, there is every chance the two teams will play out a high-scoring draw in the Rome derby.
Pick: Over 3.5 goals
Odds: 2.65 (18/11)