Big Game Focus: AS Roma v Lazio

 

AS Roma and Lazio lock horns in one of the most anticipated Derby della Capitale in recent times. Lazio have won 11 consecutive Serie A matches and Roma will be out to put an end to their bitter rivals’ splendid run. Here’s the Big Game Focus. Bet on the game here. 

Roma are seven points behind their arch-rivals in fourth and are having a great season themselves. They will be aiming to put a stop. Roma have lost three of their last five matches including two losses to Juventus. The Giallorossi need to up the ante against their biggest rivals in one of their biggest fixtures of the season.

The Biancocelesti have put together one of the most memorable runs in Serie A in recent times. They have won 11 straight games which have left third in the table, six points behind leaders Juventus with a game in hand. However, they lost their Coppa Italia quarter-final trip to Napoli. Can they bounce in the derby?

Betting preview

Lazio have won their last 11 consecutive Serie A matches while Roma have lost two of their last three matches. Lazio have also won eight of their ten home games this season. Although these types of games don’t look at form, Lazio obviously have the upper hand in this huge game. Therefore, you can back a Lazio Double Chance at odds of 1.45. 

Roma have scored in four of their last five Serie A games whilst conceding in all of those matches. Meanwhile, Lazio have kept just six clean sheets this season while having the second-best attack in the league. For that reason, you can back Both Teams to Score at odds of 1.50. 

Four of Roma’s and three of Lazio’s last five Serie A matches have seen three or more goals scored. Five of the last seven Derby della Capitales have seen Over 2.5 Goals. You can back Over 2.5 Goals in this match at odds of 1.55. 

Team news

Roma will be without several of its players. Davide Santon, Justin Kluivert, Nicolo

Zaniolo, Davide Zappacosta and Devid Eugene Bouah will be absent due to injury. However, 

Paulo Fonseca can count on the return of Alexandr Kolarov.

 

Adam Marusic, Danilo Cataldi and Ricardo Kishna will be the only absentees for Lazio. Ciro

the league's long-time top scorer will occupy the attacking line of Simone's Inzaghi team.

Possible line-ups

AS Roma: Lopez, Florenzi, Smalling, Mancini, Kolarov, Diawara, Veretout, Under,

Pellegrini, Perotti, Dzeko

Lazio: Strakosha, Lazzari, Radu, Acerbi, Gabarron, Luis Alberto, Leiva, Milinkovic-

Savic, Immobile, Caicedo, Jony