Lazio vs Roma prediction
Another Rome derby will kick off on March 19 as a part of matchday 27 of the Italian Serie A at Stadio Olimpico. The game between Lazio and Roma is one of the Italian football classics. It attracts the interest of fans from all over the world. The teams stand close to each other in the table, which makes an additional intrigue as both clubs are striving to get to the Champions League for the next season. Every point matters.
Bookmakers don’t see an obvious favourite in this clash. Lazio vs Roma odds are the following: Lazio to win at 2.65-2.70, Roma to win at 2.85-2.90, and a draw at 3.15-3.20.
Let’s move to our Lazio vs Roma tips.
Lazio have been in top 5 during most of the course of the championship. However, February brought problems. The team couldn’t win three consecutive Serie A games, losing points in the games versus Fiorentina and Verona from the lower part of the table. They were beaten by one of their main rivals for the Champions League berth, Atalanta (0:1). The game against Juventus in the quarter-finals of the Italian Cup was lost too, with the same score. The end of February saw Lazio recovering, they managed to beat two outsiders: Salernitana (2:0) and Sampdoria (1:0). The successful streak went on with the away win on March 3 in Naples (1:0).
The main loss for Lazio in recent days is the best goalscorer Ciro Immobile (9 goals in Serie A). The forward is injured and probably he will miss the derby.
Roma have performed poorly in the Serie A away games. The team hasn’t been able to win three consecutive away games in the championship, losing to Napoli (1:2), drawing with Lecce (1:1) and even losing to one of the main outsiders Cremonese (1:2). Roma have won only 1 of the last 7 away games, they beat Spezia (2:0). These aren’t the results a fan wants to see prior to the derby. Nevertheless all these problems haven’t affected their position in Serie A. The team keeps on holding places at the top of the standings.
As for the injuries, the main defender of Roma Roger Ibáñez is likely to miss the game as well as Ola Solbakken, this midfielder has recently joined Roma.
Betting tips Lazio vs Roma
Before moving to our Lazio vs Roma prediction let’s take a look at the head-to-head games statistics. It definitely says that Lazio has an advantage. The last time the Biancocelesti lost the derby as a home team was in 2016. They have won 4 of the 6 games that followed, ending the other two matches in a draw.
This fact correlates to the problems that Roma have in away games. Lazio could be considered a clear favourite, but the injury of Ciro Immobile makes this questionable. His experience is very important for the team in such games. If the best forward of Lazio recovers to play in this game, the team will definitely be the favourite. We suggest avoiding risk so far.
Our tip for this game is Lazio Draw no bet at 1.85.