Roma will be hoping to build on the euphoria from their remarkable Champions League victory against Barcelona as they take on Lazio in one of the most significant Rome derby clashes in years at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. The Biancocelesti are third in the table, one place above Roma but only due to goal difference.
Where and when: Stadio Olimpico, Rome – 15 April, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Lazio v Roma: BT Sport, William Hill
Last time: Roma edged out the last derby back in November thanks to Diego Perotti’s penalty and Radja Nainggolan’s strike, with Ciro Immobile pulling one back from the spot.
Lazio v Roma Predictions and Preview
These two sides are separated by goal difference only with Lazio 11 goals better off than Roma, with seven matches of the Serie A season remaining.
Both suffered contrasting fortunes in Europe this week – Roma memorably eliminated Barcelona on away goals in the Champions League after staging a remarkable comeback, while Lazio were the victims of a comeback – losing 6-5 to RB Salzburg on aggregate.
Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio have won just four of their last 10 league matches, losing five, but they have won each of their last two games.
Roma have won just six of their last 15 – with their latest results a draw at Bologna followed by a defeat at home to Fiorentina.
The ‘visitors’ are narrow favourites to win this game at odds of 8/5, with a home win available at 7/4 and the draw priced at 12/5.
Under 2.5 goals is available at 129/100 while fewer than 1.5 goals is priced at 41/10.
A ‘double chance’ on Lazio securing either a point or a win is available at 10/17, while such odds for Roma are 1/2.
If you fancy the vistors to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 7/2.
One to watch for Lazio: Ciro Immobile is Serie A’s top goal-scorer this season with 27 strikes, including five in his last four in all competitions. He is priced at 31/21 to score anytime here.
One to watch for Roma: Edin Dzeko is Roma’s top scorer this campaign with 20 goals in all competitions including six in his last nine. He is available at 13/8 to score at any point in this game.
Long shot: There has not been a scoreless draw in this fixture since 2014 but at least one of the teams has not scored in seven of Roma’s last 10 matches. Odds of a scoreless encounter are 15/1.