Sports Innovation previews the Serie A match between Lazio and AS Roma and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
Eternal city rivals Lazio and AS Roma lock horns at Stadio Olimpico on Sunday evening for the first Derby della Capitale of the season.
In a clash between two former Chelsea managers in Maurizio Sarri and Jose Mourinho, victory is a must for both sides. Neither of them has been convincing of late following some underwhelming results.
Roma, for one, need to respond. The Giallorossi’s flying start under Mourinho has faltered in recent weeks, although they are still up in fourth place in the Serie A standings.
Lazio, meanwhile, sit four points behind their city rivals in seventh place on eight points from five games. The Biancocelesti are in a rough patch in the post-Simone Inzaghi era. They’ve collected only two wins in Serie A so far.
Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.
Stats and Analysis in Serie A
Lazio have normally kept the goals at a minimum in their last 10 Serie A fixtures. The Biancocelesti have hit the target 1.3 times on average per game, scoring 13 goals along the way. They also kept 2 clean sheets, conceding 13 goals for an average of 1.3 per game.
Roma have enjoyed a solid start to the season in comparison. In their last 10 Serie A fixtures, The Giallorossi have scored 22 goals for an average of 2.2 goals per game. They conceded 12 goals, an average of 1.2 per game, and kept 4 clean sheets.
Facts and figures for Lazio vs Roma
Fun stats Lazio
- Lazio did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
- Lazio unbeaten the last 15 matches in a row at home;
- Lazio conceded in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Lazio’s last 3 of 5 matches.
Fun stats Roma
- Roma has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- Roma scored in the last 14 of 16 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Roma’s last 7 of 9 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Roma’s last 4 of 6 matches.
Form Lazio vs Roma
Biancocelesti enjoy steady progress.
It is difficult to point a finger at recent results for Lazio as they have performed according to their level. In their last 3 matches, Maurizio Sarri’s side played out a 1-0 defeat against Galatasaray in the Europa League, followed by a 2-2 draw against Cagliari in Serie A. Their most recent match brought a 1-1 draw with Torino.
Giallorossi continue to collect points.
Roma will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their previous 3 matches, Jose Mourinho’s side experienced a 2-1 win against Sassuolo and went on to a 3-2 defeat against Verona. Their latest match served up a 1-0 win against Udinese.
Lazio v Roma – Fixture history
On 15 May 2021, these two clubs went toe-to-toe against each other in their most previous meeting, when Roma ran away winners with a 2-0 scoreline.
Lazio have the following 3-3-4 meeting statistics with Roma.
Man of the Moment
It is hard to look past Ciro Immobile when searching for a goalscorer for Lazio. The Italy international has managed to hit the target 6 times in his 6 previous outings for Lazio. Roma will hope Lorenzo Pellegrini can find the back of the net once again. He is on 5 goals in their last 6 games and Mourinho’s side need him to shine.