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Fresh off the back of a Friday night winnerSlipsTips takes a look at the Bet Builder market ahead of Roma's Saturday night showdown with Lazio.

Roma vs Lazio (Saturday, 19:45)

Rome rivals Roma and Lazio go toe-to-toe on Saturday night in a blockbuster showdown at the Stadio Olimpico.

Roma's season has fallen apart, winning just two of their last 10 Serie A assignments, and the capital club have subsequently announced that Jose Mourinho will take the reins in Rome this Summer.

Lazio, on the other hand, require maximum points from their final three fixtures if they are to secure a top-four finish.

Last time out, Simeone Inzaghi's side bolstered those chances with a last-gasp 1-0 win over already-relegated Parma, while Roma were ruthlessly cut apart by newly-crowned champions Inter Milan.

Lazio made light work of Roma in the reverse fixture but I suspect this tussle could be tighter so I'll steer clear of the outright betting here and instead dip into Bet 365's Bet Builder.

Sparks tend to fly when these Rome rivals square off so I was pleasantly surprised to see we can get some 4/5 (Bet 365) on both teams seeing over one card during this dust-up.

Lazio could extinguish their arch-enemies European aspirations with a win, but Roma will be equally keen to derail the Eagles bid for another crack at continental football next term.

What's more, Lazio are averaging a league-high of 2.86 cards per game this season and Roma are not too far behind with their 2.44 bookings per 90 minute average.

Luca Pairetto has been selected to take charge of this all-Rome affair – the Turin-born whistler is averaging 4.43 cards per game in Serie A this season and he has flashed an eyebrow-raising five red cards across the 14 Italian top-flight fixtures has taken charge of this season so far.

It's also worth noting that the above-mentioned booking angle would have banked profit in each of the last four editions of the Derby della Capitale and I'm more than happy to support the same formula at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday night.

Recommended Bet

  • Over 1 Roma Card & Over 1 Lazio Card – Bet Builder – 4/5 (Bet 365)
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