Lazio vs Roma: prediction for the Serie A match
Lazio defeated Roma in the reverse fixture. Who will be the winner of the Rome derby this weekend? Here's our prediction.
Maurizio Sarri faced a difficult task for the season - to secure a place in the Champions League while having a weaker team than most Serie A giants. Nevertheless, the Eagles performed well in the first half of the season and avoided long losing streaks. As they approach the 27th round, Lazio are in third place in the table with 49 points, just one point behind second-placed Inter Milan, with Napoli 19 points ahead. AC Milan and Roma are putting serious pressure on the Eagles as well. During the week, Lazio lost 1-2 to AZ and got knocked out of the Conference League.
Roma have the same objective as their opponent today, but Jose Mourinho has a much more solid reserve. In the first half of the season, Roma suffered several setbacks and often looked unimpressive, but also showed the ability to earn points in the most difficult situations, which allowed them to stay close to the top four. Currently, the Wolves are fifth in the table with 47 points. Unlike Lazio, Roma did not sacrifice European football to achieve their goals in Serie A - a goalless draw with Real Sociedad allowed them to advance to the quarterfinals of the Europa League.
Ставка Correct score 1:1
This score was recorded in two of the last seven matches between the clubs.
Ставка Roma to score in 1st half
In three of the last four matches between the clubs, this bet won.
Ставка Red card - yes
Red cards were shown in Roma's last two games.
Lazio have looked unimpressive lately, making a lot of mistakes in defense. Roma aren't a high-scoring team, but they regularly convert their chances, and their opponent's defense will likely provide them with opportunities. At the same time, some of Lazio's key players were rested in the midweek, and we expect the Eagles to look good on offense.
Our prediction is that both teams will score.
Roma have a better team on paper, but we can't say they are demonstrating a much better football than their cross-town rivals. It is hard to pick a favourite in the Rome derby, and we wouldn't be surprised if the game was tied.
Second bet - a draw.