Lazio vs. Roma
September 26, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -138, Under 2.5 +110
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Lazio and Roma are clashing at Stadio Olimpico in a Derby della Capitale in round 6 of the Italian Serie A. Lazio are not in good form right now, but they have proved to be a good team that can score a lot of goals. Roma has bounced back nicely after a loss, but they seem to be getting sloppier on the defensive end.
Lazio hasn’t won any of their last 4 games, and they have scored only 3 goals during that streak, but their defense is what is bothering them right now. In their last 2 games, Lazio has 2 draws, and they are now in 7th place with 8 points. In their last game against Torino on the road, Lazio was decent with 54% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 78% of the correct passes. It was a tight game, not a lot of good chances, but Torino got ahead in the 76th minute. Luckily for Lazio, they were awarded a penalty kick in the 94th minute, and they scored. The final result of this match was 1-1. Immobile has been excellent for Lazio with 6 scored goals so far. There aren’t any injuries in Lazio at this time. Lazio can’t afford to drop any more points in Serie A, but given their current form, I just don’t see that being possible.
Roma has been outstanding so far this season, on both ends, but they need to keep that going for as long as possible. Roma has won 8 of their last 9 games, and they are now in solid 4th place with 12 points. Offensively, Roma has been one of the best teams in Italy this season with 12 scored goals, while their defense has also been great with only 5 conceded goals. Pellegrini is now the leading goalscorer for Roma with 3 goals, but he is suspended because of the red card. Veretout has also added 3 goals. Roma was hosting Udinese in their last game, and they have had a decent game with 52% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 86% of the correct passes. Honestly, I expected more from Roma in this game, but the goal they scored in the 36th minute was enough for a 1-0 win. Roma is a great team in my opinion, and I think they can seriously threaten the big 3 in Serie A, as long as they can keep playing this well.
This is one of the biggest derbies in Italy, there is no home-field advantage, and I think it will a great game. I will take the team in better form, and that is Roma.