Roma vs Lazio 01/11/2015 Serie A Preview, Odds and Prediction
Lazio vs Roma
Sunday 11th January 2015 14:00(GMT)
The Line: Roma 21/20 Draw 23/10 14/5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport; NBC Sports; Direct Tv
The Rome Derby live from the Stadio Olympico will see Roma take on Lazio on Sunday at 14:00. Both teams are flying high in the Serie A with Roma second and Lazio third. Roma have been great at home this season only dropping four points and they were in the last two games. Raul Garcia must look to get his side back on track here at home in the toughest of tough home games against their arch rivals Lazio. Francesco Totti has always been superb during these derby games and Di Rossi, Pjanic, Ljajic and Strootman must look to aspire to that level of performance. Totti has been the greatest player in the history of Roma and may end up as one of the best Italian players of all time. Can he still inspire Roma during these intense Derby games? We wil find out tomorrow.
Totti and Roma will run head on into a Lazio team that are bang in form winning four of their last five. Lazio have been getting goals from everywhere with Dordich, Anderson and Mauri all chipping in of late. Miroslav Klose can still contribute from the bench and this type of game is one that will suit the experienced German. Lazio fans will know that even during Roma's dominant period (finishing above Lazio the last few years) Lazio have still been able to dominate the heads to head with three wins in the last six to just one win for Roma.
These game are fiesty affairs in general, twelve red cards in the last twelve games means that more than likely we see this game finish with less than the full compliment of players. Roma do look like the better team here but these derby games are so tense that it's just impossible to get a 100% read on it. I am going to take both teams to score here. Recently Roma look culpable at the back and Lazio have looked soft there all season.