Lazio vs Roma
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 01 September 2019
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
Lazio will be designated host in 189th edition of ‘Derby della Capitale’ this Sunday with a mouth watering clash against Roma.
The ‘Biancocelesti’ have kicked off the new campaign with an emphatic 3-0 win over Sampdoria on the road. Ciro Immobile stole the show with a brace as he seeks to bounce back from –for his standards– mediocre season with 15 goals.
Luis Alberto has recorded two assists on the night and Simone Inzaghi must be over the moon with his performance. In order to compete for Top 4 and make a deep run in Europa League, these two and Milinkovic-Savic have to be at their very best.
Roma, on the other hand, failed to win an opening game of the season as they shared spoils with Genoa in a highly entertaining 3-3 draw. The ‘Rossoblu’ came back from behind three times to secure a positive result at Olimpico.
Paulo Fonseca must be worried with Roma’s defensive display in his debut game and I find it hard to believe he can fix that anytime soon, simply because it’s an ever-present issue for ‘Giallorossi’. We all know they can score, but their defence is weak and mentally fragile.
Lazio vs Roma: Head to Head
Overall stats: Lazio 53 wins, Roma 71 wins, 64 draws.
- We have seen at least three goals in five of last six encounters.
- Lazio end Roma’s 7-game unbeaten streak in 2017. Since then, ‘Biancocelesti’ have won two games and drew one as ‘hosts’.
- Roma failed to score as an ‘away’ team at Olimpico in last three games.
Lazio vs Roma: Predicted Starting Lineups
Strakosha – Radu, Acerbi, L. Felipe – Lulic, Lazzari, Luis Alberto, Parolo, Milinkovic-Savic – Immobile, Correa
Lopez – Kolarov, Zappacosta, Fazio, Costa – Pellegrini, Cristante – Under, Florenzi, Zaniolo – Dzeko
Lazio vs Roma: Prediction
With Immobile on fire, it’s hard not to back Italian Cup winners to score at least two goals on Sunday. After all, they thrashed Roma 3-0 back in March. Last season they averaged almost two scored goals per game at Olimpico.
I think Roma will get on the scoresheet this time, simply because their attacking players can hurt anyone and Edin Dzeko seems to be in-form. I don’t trust their defence one bit, though. Fazio – Jesus duo at the back doesn’t inspire confidence at all and Mancini should become a starter in no-time.
Lazio vs Roma: Bet Tips
Lazio to score over 1.5 goals @1.80
Over 2.5 goals and Both Teams to Score – Yes @1.80