Lazio – Roma is the derby of the 32th round in Serie A featuring two teams which achieved different results in the Euorpean competitions in mid-week. The game will start at 20:45 and it will take place on Stadio Olimpico in Roma, Italy.
Lazio were in pole position to secure a spot in the Europa League semi-finals after seeing off Austrian outfit Salzburg at home. However, a stunning collapse on the road overturned the tie on its head and dumped them out of the competition. In the first game they won with a solid 4-2 but they only managed to score once in the second leg and conceded 4. It was the most shocking result in Europa League. In Serie A they are doing pretty well but they have the same amount of points as their rival, but Inter is behind them with only one point difference. A draw wouldn’t help anyone just Inter and it will be a match where both teams will want the win desperately. Lazio need to get back up after that harsh loss and prove that they are a big team.
Lazio: Strakosha – Radu – Vrij – Felipe – Lulic – Leiva – Parolo – Marusic – Milinkovic-Savic – Alberto – Immobile
Roma were pretty much written off following their 4-1 road loss to Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-finals tie. They made the one of the most impressing comebacks of the century and they showed that passion and dedication is all in this sport. Barcelona themselves were quite overconfident and saw the second leg as simply just a formality and Roma took full advantage of that. This win boosted Eusobio di Francesco’s men morale and they are favorites in this one as they had one day more to rest and prepare for this game.
Roma: Alisson – Kolarov – Fazio – Manolas – Florenzi – Nainggolan – Strootman – Rossi – Shaarawy – Dzeko – Under
Lazio – Roma: Head-to-Head
|18.11.17||SA||AS Roma||Lazio||2 : 1|
|30.04.17||SA||AS Roma||Lazio||1 : 3|
|04.04.17||COP||AS Roma||Lazio||3 : 2|
|01.03.17||COP||Lazio||AS Roma||2 : 0|
|04.12.16||SA||Lazio||AS Roma||0 : 2|
Lazio – Roma: Prediction
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 34 of Lazio’s last 40 games. Lazio have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches against Roma in all competitions. With both teams desperately in need of a win to hold on to a place in the Champions League group stage for next season it could be another high-scoring contest. Both teams could be tired after very hard games in mid-week and that could lead to some mistakes in the defence. Both teams to score should be the way to go here because both teams proved us that they love scoring goals. Lazio were more efficient in the attack scoring 75 this term but Roma had a much better defence with only 26 goals conceded so far.
Prediction: Both Teams To Score, Yes, Odds: 1.55
Stake: 8 units