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Lazio are going up against visiting rivals Roma at Stadio Olimpico di Roma in this Serie A game on Friday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Lazio v Roma can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Lazio, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 0-2 Serie A triumph versus Parma.
In that match, Lazio managed 54% possession and 21 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For Lazio, the goals were scored by Luis Alberto (55') and Felipe Caicedo (67'). Parma had 10 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
Lazio haven’t had any problems with scoring, finding the back of the net in one hundred percent of their last 6 games.
They’ve claimed a sum of 10 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 6. We will see whether or not that trend can be continued on here.
Taking a look at their past results, Lazio:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Roma in their previous 3 matches.
- have not registered a win against Roma in their last 2 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
In their previous fixture, Roma drew 2-2 in the Serie A match with Inter Milan.
In that match, Roma had 50% possession and 14 shots on goal with 8 on target. For Roma, goals were scored by Lorenzo Pellegrini (17') and Gianluca Mancini (86'). Inter Milan got 17 shots on goal with 6 on target. Milan Škriniar (56') and Achraf Hakimi (63') scored for Inter Milan.
Over the course of their last half-dozen clashes, Roma have amassed the sum of 13 goals. i Giallorossi have also managed to score in every single one of those games. In that time, they’ve seen 10 goals go into their own net.
Coming into this clash, Roma have not emerged victorious against Lazio when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 18/11/2017 tells us that Lazio have won 1 of these games and Roma 2, with the number of drawn matches standing at 3.
A combined total of 14 goals were scored between them in this period, with 7 of them from i Biancocelesti and 7 coming from i Giallorossi. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 21 on 26/01/2020 which ended up with the score at Roma 1-1 Lazio.
On that occasion, Roma managed 66% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The scorer was Edin Džeko (26').
For their opponents, Lazio had 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Francesco Acerbi (34') scored.
The referee was Gianpolo Calvarese.
Team News: Lazio
Thomas Strakosha (Hamstring Injury), Silvio Proto (Arm Injury), Mohamed Fares (Tear in the abductor muscle) and Danilo Cataldi (Muscular problems) won’t be playing for Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi. Joseph Marie Minala is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Roma
Roma boss Paulo Fonseca has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Javier Pastore (Surgery), Riccardo Calafiori (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Davide Santon (Muscular problems), Antonio Mirante (Biceps femoris muscle injury) and Nicolò Zaniolo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out on this game.
In our opinion, Lazio will do well to score against this Roma side who we reckon should end up scoring and staying ahead.
That’s why our selection here is for a very competitive game with a 0-1 winning score for Roma after 90 minutes.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico di Roma (70,634)
Captain: Senad Lulić
Chairman: Claudio Lotito
Manager: Simone Inzaghi
Competitions: Serie A position 8, Coppa Italia (5th Round), Champions League (Last 16)
⭐ Key Man: Felipe Caicedo
Typically played in the Striker position, Felipe Caicedo was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. After making a first senior appearance for FC Basel 1893 in the 2006 - 2007 season, the accomplished Forward has hit 6 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 season to date in 14 appearances.