Lazio vs Roma 02/09/2014 Free Serie A Soccer Pick and Preview
Lazio(8-7-7) Roma (15-5-1)
Sunday 9th February 2014 14:00(GMT)
The Line: Lazio 3/1 Draw 5/2 Roma 20/21 See the Latest Odds
TV: BT Sport; Bein Sport
Of all the great derbies in World football the Rome Derby is fondly thought of by this writer, on my bucket list is a trip to this fixture as the passion and ferocity of the derby has been evident in almost every Rome derby I've had the pleasure of watching. I doubt tomorrow will be any different as Lazio have a chance to upset Roma's push for the Champions League and help their own case as they look to climb the table for European football. Manager REja will look to Klose and Candreva to lead the way as goals have been in short supply for Lazio but both of these players have been on the score sheet most often for the blue half of Rome.
Francesco Totti has pretty much made the Stadio Olimpico sing since day one of his playing career with Roma, the former Italian frontman and former World Cup winner will again captain his side in a Rome derby hoping to close the gap on Juventus at the top of the table. Roma have been terrific this season and have only lost one game all year. Unfortunately too many draws has let the gap at the top grow to nine points. Goals have been the problem as well with everyone chipping in but no one being prolific for the Romans. Gervinho , Ilajic and Totti have all notched a couple but Rome need an out and out finisher to win the title something they may just fall short of this year.
Derbies are normally crazy games anyway, especially the Rome derby to pick a winner here on form would be almost impossible as both teams are in good form, Lazio are unbeaten in five league games. Roma have won six in a row in all competitions. Overall I am taking over 2.5 goals here, I think we have two decent attacking teams that will really go at each other in this derby. I do expect Roma to just shade it in the end but I prefer the overs as a bet. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo