- When: Sunday, 20 March, 2022 at 19:00 EET
- Where: Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
One of the biggest derbies in the world, Derby Della Capitale, between Roma vs. Lazio, is set for this Sunday. The two Italian powerhouses meet in a clash that might have massive implications on the final standings. The two sides are still hoping to see themselves reaching the place that leads to the UEFA Champions League, but in order to stay in that race, they absolutely need three points here. Mourinho will take on Sarri, which is another factor that spices up the situation.
Roma vs. Lazio Preview
After a solid start and a period during which Roma’s games usually saw three or more goals, Il Lupi began struggling. They aren’t as consistent as before, and Mourinho’s unit began wasting points in places it shouldn’t have.
In general, they are without a loss in the past six straight games and with only one in the previous 10. But on the other side, they have five wins and four draws throughout that stretch, and several games in which they didn’t win and should have. So it’s no wonder why the fans aren’t happy with the current situation.
Mourinho began imposing his football lately, which is why Roma’s latest four events ended with under 2.5 goals, and in three of them they didn’t allow a single score.
The Eagles have two wins in a row, which is a perfect rebound following a crisis they experienced during February. At one moment, they didn’t have a win for four consecutive events, suffering elimination from the UEFA Europa League, and losing two Serie A derbies, to AC Milan and Napoli.
Lazio didn’t allow a goal against Cagliari and Venezia in the recent triumphs, which is a positive achievement considering that their defense was the main reason for the crisis.
Overall, they play efficient matches, as seven of the latest 10 saw over 2.5 scores. Sarri has solid offensive potential and he uses it well.
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Roma vs. Lazio Possible Lineups
Roma: Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez; Karsdorp, Cristante, Oliveira, Zalewski; Pellegrini; Zaniolo, Abraham
Lazio: Strakosha; Patric, Felipe, Acerbi, Hysaj: Leiva, Milinkovic-Savic, Alberto; Anderson, Immobile, Zaccagni
Roma vs. Lazio Head to Head Games
The first meeting of the season ended with Lazio’s 3-2 victory. Milinkovic-Savic, Pedro, and Felipe Anderson scored for the Eagles, while Ibanez and Veretout netted for Roma.
In the previous five direct meetings, Lazio won twice, Roma once, and two contests finished with a draw. Four games concluded with a moderate efficiency, two or three goals.
Roma vs Lazio Prediction
The two sides will be careful, and they won’t have a kick-start trying to be aggressive or offensive-minded. Unlike the opinion of the majority, we firmly believe that this game won’t see a high efficiency, but more likely a moderate one, 2 or 3 goals, which has been frequent once Roma and Lazio square off. Both teams have improved their defense lately, but we still believe that there will be some scores, but not more than three.
Our verdict: 2 or 3 goals