Lazio's season is hinging on a Coppa Italia semifinal with AC Milan but before that, they must negotiate the intensity of a capital clash in the Rome derby against fierce rivals AS Roma.
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Match preview 🖊
It's Derby Day in the ancient Italian capital. Form usually goes out the window in these clashes, but it has to be noted that Lazio's goals have dried up - they've only scored two times in their last four home matches across all competitions. Roma, in contrast, has scored ten goals in their last four, most recently a stoppage-time Edin Dzeko winner away to Frosinone.
Lazio needs a win in Saturday's derby to keep their fading hopes of Champions League football alive. The Biancocelesti are seven points off the top four at the moment and although they have a game-in-hand the team's form since mid-November hardly generates great confidence. They've only won six of their last 20 matches across all competitions.
With six of Lazio's last seven matches across all competitions producing under 2.5 goals, it's bound to be tight here again but Roma will be confident of snatching a win in the biggest game of the season for fans in the Italian capital. They'll get encouragement from the fact that key Roma defender Kostas Manolas is an injury doubt, however.
Team news 📰
Lazio trio Valon Berisha, Jordan Lukaku and Wallace are all out, while the aforementioned Manolas is a huge doubt for Roma. The visitors will have to do without young Czech striker Patrik Schick.
Futaa's bets 💵
- With both sides struggling defensively, we are backing over 2.5 goals priced at 1.66 💰
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- If you're keen for a riskier bet, back Roma to win priced at 2.80 💣
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