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Lazio vs. AS Roma - 3/2/19 Serie A Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
AS Roma at Lazio
Date & Time Saturday March 2, 2019, 2:30 PM (EST)
Location
Stadio Olimpico
Rome, Italy
The Line
Over: 2 (-364) / Under: 2 (+255)
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Lazio is welcoming Roma in derby match of round 26 of Italian Serie A.

After elimination from European League, Lazio can focus only on Serie A from now on and continue chasing Champions League spot for next season. At the moment Lazio is holding 6th spot in the standings with 38 points and are 6 points away from 4th place which leads into Champions League. Lazio doesn’t have enough quality to compete for the title and that has really surfaced this season. Lazio is struggling with inconsistency on the offensive end and have score only 3 goals in their last 6 matches. Lazio’s home record is 6 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses and are on a 4-game streak without a win. Ciro Immobile leads Lazio with 11 goals and 3 assists but is not getting much support from rest of the team. Jordan Lukakum Wallace and Luiz are injured and will not play while Bastos and Lulic are questionable. In their last Serie A game against Genoa away from home Lazio lost 3:1 and have shown absolutely nothing even though they had 55% ball possession and 5 shots on goal. Simone Inzaghi is Lazio legend and current Lazio coach but if he wants to keep his job something will need to change because Lazio is not playing well.

Roma is playing really well at the moment with 4 wins in last 4 games and are holding 5th place with 44 points. After a rocky start of the season Roma has turned thing around and are now playing offensively oriented and enjoyable soccer and have gotten some consistency on the defensive end. El Shaarawy leads Roma with 8 goals while Dzeko and Kolarov each added 7 goals, but there is on more player worth mentioning and that is club icon Daniele DeRossi, player who started and will finish his carrier in Roma. DeRossi is a player who can lead his team out of the deepest hole and is adored by fans and everyone on the club. Schik is the only player who is injured and will not play this game. Roma’s away record is 5 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses and have scored 19 and conceded 15 goals in 13 away games. In their last Serie A game against Frosinone Roma was dominant throughout the match with 57% ball possession and 14 shots but have managed to win 2:3 in final seconds of the game.

There is no home or away team when these two team meet because they play at the same stadium and this is one of the biggest matches in Italy. There are no trends between these teams and results are all over the place, the only thing that is consistent is that there is always a lot of tension and fouls sanctioned with yellow and red cards.

Pick:
Draw +250

Being from Croatia I was raised with soccer all around me and I loved to watch and play soccer ever since i was little kid, especially after Croatia won third place in 1998 World Cup in France. I watch and follow soccer on a daily basis and to get the oppurtunity to write about it is amazing. 

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