AS Roma vs Lazio - 9/29/18 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Lazio vs AS Roma
Serie A Soccer: Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 9:00 am (Stadio Olimpico)
The Line: Lazio +180/ Draw +250 / Roma +145 -- Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds
AS Roma will be Lazio in what is expected to be a top Rome derby. These two teams have a very long history and as a result, this match is being greatly anticipated by both AS Roma and Lazio fans.
AS Roma will be at home for this match meaning they should get a boost from the fans. This team started the season slowly as they lost to AC Milan, Bologna, and Real Madrid but following a 4-0 win midweek, the confidence seems to have returned. Stephan El Shaarawy has been in great form for AS Roma as the Italian winger has scored twice in the teams last 3 Serie A matches. This is set to a tough task for Roma but with the players in form and the crowd on their side, the team will have hope.
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Lazio, in contrast, have had a great start to the season and are currently third on the Serie A ladder having won midweek against Udinese away from home. This team is well balanced with the likes of Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinković-Savić playing exceptionally well for the team. Lazio will find it hard to play away from home but with AS Roma having a poor start to the season, the away side will feel that they are good enough to get an away derby win.
These two teams met twice last season with Roma and Lazio both winning one of the matches.
This will be a very close match as all of the players will be very excited and pumped up by the history of this rivalry. The fans should make this match very lively and that should give AS Roma an advantage. While Lazio is playing better football, AS Roma will have the fans on their side and that should even things up. I see this match ending in a draw.