Lazio and Roma will contest the first Derby delle Captiale of the Serie A season. Of the two sides, Roma are the high flyers to begin the campaign. The Giallorossi have taken 12 points from 15 possible in the league. Roma are fourth in Serie A’s standings and three points off of first-place Napoli going into the weekend. Roma need to win to keep pace with Napoli as the Naples-based club should win against Cagliari on Sunday night.

Lazio vs Roma Match Preview

Lazio are seventh in Serie A and winless in three straight games. Maurizio Sarri’s team is coming off of a 1-1 come from behind draw against Torino in midweek. Back-to-back Serie A games for Lazio have ended in stalemates.

Although Lazio and Roma share the Stadio Olimpico, the designated home team has won the last two matches between these sides. Lazio won their “home” game last season 3-0. Roma claimed a 2-0 victory versus Lazio in their designated “home fixture”.

The last nine games between Lazio and Roma finished in three wins for the Giallorossi, three wins for the Biancocelesti, and three draws. Five of those last nine games ended with over 2.5 goals scores. Last season’s games were a bit of an anomaly with the “home” team winning to nil.

Lazio vs Roma Betting Odds

 

 

Jose Mourinho has turned Roma into a solid Champions League contender. The Giallorossi are playing good football, but questions remain over the team’s overall quality to mount a full-season title challenge. Thus far, Napli have set the pace and a loss to Lazio and win for the Naples club would damage any hopes of the Giallorossi winning a title for the first time in 20 years.

 

Leading sportsbooks’ best betting odds on a Roma win in the derby are at 13/8. Roma are coming off of a midweek 1-0 win over Udinese thanks to a Tammy Abraham goal. The team was under threat for much of the match and couldn’t put away the Zebrette. In the end, Abraham’s goal stood up.

Sarri’s Lazio are coming off of a 1-1 draw with Torino as they came from behind. Leading bookies’ best betting odds on a Lazio win 17/10. The Biancocelesti may be out of form with their last four games in all competitions ending without wins, but motivation to defeat Roma will be high.

The best betting odds on Lazio and Roma to draw at full-time are at 5/2. In 2019-20, the teams drew both derby games. Lazio have drawn their last two matches in Serie A.

Lazio vs Roma Team News

Sarri has two players suffering from injury at Lazio going into the game this weekend. Mattia Zaccagni is a doubt due to a muscle strain. Forward Bobby Adekanye has a knee injury which is likely to keep him sidelined. Ciro Immobile has six goals in five appearances for Lazio this season. He scored a 90th-minute penalty in midweek to earn the team a draw with Torino.

No player other than Immobile has more than one goal for the team. Immobile averages a goal every 71 minutes in Serie A play. In 15 matches against Roma, Immobile has scored seven goals and tallied two assists. He is the key player for Immobile in the match against Roma.

Mourinho has two players on the Roma injury list going into the game. Defender Matias Vina is ruled out until October with a knee injury. Midfielder Leonardo Spinazzola remains out of action after suffering an Achilles’ tendon injury which was sustained during the Euros. Lorenzo Pellegrini and Jordan Vertout are co-leaders in goals for Roma with three apiece. Abraham now has two goals after scoring in midweek.

Sunday’s Derby delle Capitale will be the first match between Sarri and Mourinho, two former Chelsea managers. Lazio started well playing Sarri ball but have fallen off in recent matches. Roma are playing open football with 22 goals in all competitions this season.

Lazio vs Roma H2H

The designated “home” team claimed wins in the Derby delle Capitale. It is a difficult claim home-field advantage plays a part in the derby as both clubs play at the Stadio Olimpico. These teams have split the last nine games with three wins, three losses, and three draws apiece.

Roma need to win the match to keep pace with first-place Napoli while Lazio are desperate to stop their winless streak. Lazio have failed to win four straight games in all competitions. Lazio and Roma have scored 12 goals apiece in Serie A, the third-most after five games.

Lazio vs Roma Prediction

Roma to win either half @ 4/5 - BET NOW

 

 

Roma are playing well under Mourinho and will fancy their chances of winning in the derby. Roma had a slip up against Hellas Verona, but playing in front of “home” fans on Sunday should help them win either half. The Giallorossi have won either half in all eight of their games in all competitions. Our betting tips prediction is for Roma to win either half versus Lazio on Sunday.

 

Ciro Immobile to score anytime @ 11/10 - BET NOW

 

 

Immobile has seven career goals against Lazio. The striker is an all-time Lazio great and could get on the scoresheet again this weekend. Immobile has six goals in five appearances this season for the Biancocelesti. Our betting tips prediction is for an Immobile goal in the derby.

 

A penalty in the match: YES @ 7/5 - BET NOW

 

 

This is one of the biggest, best and fiercest derbies in world football. Challenges will be thick and fast, and our betting tips prediction is for a penalty to be given. Although penalties haven’t been given often in recent seasons in the derby, there is a lot on the line with both teams fighting for the top four.

 

Roma are the better team currently, but form goes out the window in the derby. Still, Roma should claim the spoils in the derby on Sunday against arch-rival Lazio. It should be an exciting fixture as always between the teams.