Lazio vs Roma Prediction & Match Preview

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The Serie A is back this weekend with it’s second round of fixtures, as Lazio vs Roma will take place this Sunday in the Derby della Capitale. Lazio could not have asked for a better start to the season as they comfortably won against Sampdoria. They’ll look to replicate this against a Roma side that is coming off a 3-3 draw to Genoa in their opening match. Roma will need to improve defensively if they are to leave this one with 3 points.

Lazio vs Roma Prediction & Match Preview

Sunday, September 1 – 12:00 EST – Stadio Olimipico

Lazio did remarkably well to roll over Sampdoria in their season opener. The result was a 3-0 win, with Ciro Immobile scoring two and Correa getting on the score sheet as well. 29-year-old striker Ciro Immobile will be the man to watch for the home team in the local derby. Lazio will capitalize on any mistakes and punish Roma’s defense with goals in this one. They’ll look to replicate the energy they had in the first match as they look for their second win, this time against their rivals.

In their opening match, the Giallorossi played out a 3-3 draw with Genoa. Edin Dzeko opened his goal-scoring account in this match as well. Roma looked very good when attacking but their defence against Genoa was questionable. In the last 5 matches between Lazio and Roma, one draw and two wins has been recorded for each side. Both teams are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach this Sunday. A total of 19 goals have been scored in the last 6 matches between Lazio and Roma. With that being said, we expect Lazio to take advantage of Roma’s leaky defence and take the 3 points in the Derby della Capitale.