The Derby della Capitale will be staged on a Friday for the first time in its long history, and we're expecting fireworks from the Stadio Olimpico.
Here's all you need to know ahead of the match in order to make well-informed picks with betPawa.
📄 Match preview
Roma lies third in the table after their hard-fought 2-2 draw against Inter last week. Armenian schemer Henrikh Mkhitaryan has become their chief creator this season, and with a total output of eight goals & eight assists, he's one of their most productive players and a key factor behind their easy-on-the-eye performances.
Seven of Roma's last eight games in all competitions have featured at least four goals, reinforcing their entertainer's tag, and they've only lost once across their last eight league encounters. If they want to to be taken seriously as Scudetto challengers, they'll need to beat a Lazio side that has looked dangerous in recent weeks. I Biancocelesti has won consecutive matches and will be looking upwards at a top-four push.
Only Inter and Atalanta have scored more Serie A goals than Roma this season but Paulo Fonseca's team also tends to concede a lot of them, it's now 26 and counting.
With the last two Serie A meetings between these fierce rivals ending 1-1, there's little to separate them, but there's every reason to expect goals.
🔮 Predicted XIs
🦅 Lazio (3-5-2)
Reina; Felipe, Acerbi, Radu; Lazzari, Milinković-Savić, Leiva, Alberto, Marusic; Immobile, Caicedo
López; Mancini, Smalling, Ibañez; Karsdorp, Villar, Veretout, Spinazzola; Mkhitaryan, Pellegrini; Džeko
🔑 Key betting stats
- Five of the last six head to heads have seen at least six yellow cards.
- Lazio talisman Ciro Immobile has scored five times against the old enemy and in five of his last six outings this season.
- Roma has conceded 10 goals in their last six matches and all of those goals arrived after the halftime break.
- Seven of Roma's last eight games in all competitions have featured at least four goals.
- Roma has scored at least three goals in four of their last seven league fixtures.
💰 Futaa value bet
🔮 PREDICTION: Lazio 2-2 Roma
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