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Lazio vs Roma Prediction & Match Preview

Lazio vs Roma
Italy Serie A
Date: Friday, 15 January 2021
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Stadio Olimpico - Rome.

Lazio and Roma face each other in Derby della Capitale in what is expected to be a real football festival.

The Biancocelesti did well to beat Parma on the road in their last league match, with the team keeping their Champions League hopes alive.

Simone Inzaghi’s troops are eager to extend their winning run in the Serie A to three games, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in the Rome derby.

As always, all eyes will be on duo Immobile – Milinkovic-Savic speaking of the home team.

The Giallorossi have been in a fine form of late as well. Following three consecutive league wins Roma shared the spoils with Inter at the weekend to retain their spot in top three.

Given Roma’s attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should be considered. In their last meeting in the Italian top flight the two teams played out a 1-1 draw.

Lazio vs Roma Head-to-head

Teams Lazio Roma played so far 48 matches.
Lazio won 12 direct matches. Roma won 23 matches. 13 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.73 goals per Match.

Lazio vs Roma Prediction

Lazio in actual season average scored 1.79 goals per match. In 13 (86.67%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 10 (66.67%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Roma average scored 2.31 goals per match in season 2021. In 11 (91.67%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 10 (83.33%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Lazio should have forward Joaquin Correa back in the fold on Friday, so it remains to be seen whether he will start ahead of stand-in striker Felipe Caicedo next to Ciro Immobile in Simone Inzaghi's customary 3-5-2 formation.

Long-term absentee, captain Senad Lulic, is nearing a full recovery but is not yet fit to start, while fellow wing-back Mohamed Fares is struggling with a calf injury.

Inzaghi must do without Thomas Strakosha due to a thigh injury, so Pepe Reina again deputises in goal. In midfield, Lucas Leiva, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Luis Alberto should comprise a dynamic central three.

Roma's Paulo Fonseca eagerly awaits updates on the recovery of Pedro, but the former Spain winger is certainly not fit to start, so Lorenzo Pellegrini and in-form Henrikh Mkhitaryan will begin behind Edin Dzeko.

Experienced goalkeeper Antonio Mirante remains out injured, so error-prone Pau Lopez - linked with a move to West Ham United in midweek - will be the Giallorossi's last line of defence.

In midfield, Gonzalo Villar is still preferred to Bryan Cristante to partner Jordan Veretout, with fellow ex-La Liga aces Borja Mayoral and Carles Perez available to bolster the attack from the bench.

Lazio possible starting lineup:
Reina; Felipe, Radu, Acerbi; Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Leiva, Alberto, Marusic; Caicedo, Immobile

Roma possible starting lineup:
Lopez; Ibanez, Smalling, Mancini; Karsdorp, Veretout, Cristante, Spinazzola; Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan; Dzeko