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Apr 11, 2018
Apr 11, 2018

Serie A preview: Lazio vs. AS Roma

Lazio vs. AS Roma odds

Inform your Lazio vs. AS Roma prediction

Analysing the Lazio vs. AS Roma stats

Serie A preview: Lazio vs. AS Roma

Lazio play AS Roma in this weekend’s highlight Serie A match. Looking for value in the Lazio vs. AS Roma odds? Read on to inform your Lazio vs. AS Roma prediction.

A close look at the Lazio vs. AS Roma odds

The moneyline odds imply this will be a close game with the betting odds giving both sides an almost equal chance of winning the match

Over 2.5 goals to be scored is available at 1.699* suggesting this could be a relatively open game.

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Lazio vs. AS Roma stats: What you need to know

Time: Sunday April 15, 19:45 GMT kickoff

Venue: Stadio Olimpico

Team news:

Lazio: Marco Parolo should return to the squad after injury

AS Roma: Diego Perrotti is an injury doubt

  • Lazio’s Serie A home record: eight wins, three draws, four losses
  • AS Roma’s away record in Serie A: nine wins, five draws, one loss
  • Roma have lost once in their last five Serie A matches
  • Lazio have won their last two league games after three matches without a win
  • Over 2.5 goals have been scored in four of the last five league games between the two sides

Inform your Lazio vs. AS Roma prediction

Lazio take on AS Roma in a Derby della Capitale with much more on the line than local bragging rights.

The teams currently sit third and fourth in Serie A and are separated by mere goal difference. Should Inter Milan defeat Atalanta they will be guaranteed to overtake one or both of the Rome sides in the three horse race for the final two Champions League positions. The result here will go a long way towards deciding the destiny of those vital spots in Europe’s elite competition.

Both teams have midweek European fixtures, with Roma surprising Barcelona whilst Lazio travel to Salzburg. AS Roma will have an extra two days of recovery from their triumph which should aid them in the match against their city rivals.

Roma may need this advantage as they have suffered some poor results recently in Serie A. They have dropped five points in their past two Serie A matches and their fans fear they may be enduring a run of poor form at exactly the wrong time in the season.

It is worth noting, however, that they outscored their opponents 4.12 to 0.93 in terms of expected goals in those matches, so their performances may not have been as poor as the scorelines suggest; Especially in light of their stunning display against Barca.

Lazio have responded to their own patch of disappointing results with back-to-back wins over mid-table Udinese and bottom side Benevento. They will need to translate that form into a strong performance against the superior quality of their city rivals.

The hosts certainly have the ability to trouble Roma’s defence. They are the top scoring team in Serie A and Ciro Immobile has continued to score at an exceptional rate throughout the season.

Lazio vs. AS Roma: Where is the value?

Odds of 1.840* on Lazio to score over 1.25 goals in the match could offer value given the attacking talent of Immobile. They have only failed to score twice in Serie A since the opening day so are likely to find the net on Sunday.

AS Roma may have been unfortunate not to score more in recent weeks and Tuesday’s result suggests Edin Dzeko and co. they are finding their form in front of goal. Over 1.25 goals to be scored in the first half is available at 2.200* and should offer value to those anticipating a fast start to what is always a passionately contested fixture.

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