Lazio vs Roma (Friday, 19:45)
Rome rivals Lazio and Roma go toe-to-toe on Friday night in a blockbuster showdown to start the weekend in the Serie A.
Lazio have struggled for consistency this season but they have shown signs of improvement in recent weeks and go into this contest on the back of two consecutive wins.
Roma, meanwhile, have won three of their last four Italian top-flight tussles and last time out they came from behind to pinch a point during a pulsating 2-2 draw with Inter.
Therefore, this should be a hugely entertaining Derby della Capitale and as ever I'll head to the Bet Builder market to construct a same game multiple.
The 10/11 combination that makes appeal for this Friday night bout is both teams to score, over one Lazio card and Roma to receive over zero cards.
Both teams have obliged in 12/17 Lazio league matches this season and it's worth mentioning that Simeone Inzaghi's side have made the net bulge in each of their last 13 league fixtures.
What's more, six of Roma's last seven Serie A assignments have ended with both sides getting on the scoreboard and when digging slightly deeper it can be seen that 22 of the Wolves last 26 league matches have featured three or more or strikes.
Therefore, I'm happy to back both sides to strike on Friday night and given that this derby tends to be a fiery affair I'll also throw in some bookings to boost up the price on the Bet Builder.
Paulo Fonseca's Romans are averaging 2.24 yellow cards per game this season, while Lazio are racking up 3.12 cautions per 90 minutes – the second-highest tally in Serie A.
With that in mind, coupled with the fact that referee Daniele Orsato is averaging 5.67 cards per game this term, I'm happy to support at least two Lazio cards and 1+ Roma caution during this dust-up.
It's also worth noting that the above-mentioned combination clicked in both clashes at the Stadio Olimpico last season and that adds to the appeal of siding with the same formula on Friday night.
- Both Teams To Score, Over 1 Lazio Card & Over 0 Roma Cards – Bet Builder – 10/11 (Bet 365)