Lazio vs RomaSerie A, KO: 17:00 Nov 12, 2023, Stadio Olimpico
The Derby Della Capitale takes centre stage in Serie A this weekend as Lazio battle eternal rivals Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. Both teams have looked evenly matched this season and separated by a point, they are likely to cancel each other out on Sunday.
Lazio head into Sunday’s clash off the back of a 1-0 defeat at Bologna in their previous Serie A fixture. However, they made a swift return to winning ways in midweek as Ciro Immobile’s effort on the stroke of halftime gave them a 1-0 victory over Feyenoord in the Champions League.
The Biancocelesti have been slightly erratic in recent weeks, picking up just three wins in their last five matches across all competitions. However, prior to the defeat at Bologna, they had claimed three straight Serie A victories.
While both teams play at the Stadio Olimpico, Lazio are technically the home side in Sunday’s clash. Maurizio Sarri’s men have won their last four home matches across all competitions, keeping three clean sheets in that run.
Roma were victorious in their previous Serie fixture with goals from Sardar Azmoun and Romelu Lukaku gunning them a 2-1 win over Lecce. However, they were beaten in the Europa League, losing 2-0 at Slavia Prague on Thursday.
The Giallorossi have maintained a similar record with their bitter rivals lately with three wins from their last five matches across all competitions. Jose Mourinho’s men have also won their last four Serie A matches, keeping three clean sheets in that run.
Roma have struggled on their recent travels with just one win in their last five away matches across all competitions. However, their home ground is also the Stadio Olimpico where they have won their last six matches, keeping five clean sheets in that run.
How the bookies view it
Roma have a slight edge among the bookies and are priced at 13/8 by bet365 to claim the win. A victory for Lazio is priced at 2/1 by BetVictor while Paddy Power is also offering odds of 2/1 for a draw.
Head to head
Roma have a 25-21 advantage with 20 draws from 56 previous matches against Lazio. However, the Biancocelesti did the double last season, claiming 1-0 victories in both meetings.
Players to watch
Lazio’s defence has caught the eye in recent weeks with clean sheets in three of their last four home matches. Centre-backs Patric and Alessio Romagnoli have been pivotal in that run and can lead the hosts to another clean sheet at 2/1 with BoyleSports.
Roma have also been solid at the back this season with three clean sheets in their last four Serie A matches. Diego Llorente has been a rock at the heart of the defence and can lead the team to another clean sheet at 9/5 with BoyleSports.
Anything else catch the eye?
Given the defensive showings of both teams in recent weeks, BTTS NO could be on the cards at 10/11 with BetVictor. There was a halftime draw in the last meeting and a repeat could also be considered at 21/20 by 888Sport.
The Derby Della Capitale is often a feisty and ill-tempered affair and having produced three red cards in the last meeting, another sending off on Sunday is priced at 11/5 with Unibet.
This Serie A match between Lazio and Roma will be played on Nov 12, 2023 and kick off at 17:00. Check below for our tipsters best Lazio vs Roma prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.