Roma vs. Lazio: Serie A – Match Preview

Roma host their city rivals Lazio on Sunday with both sides in need of the points for differing reasons.

Roma eased past Pescara last time out, with their 4-1 away win meaning they remain eight points behind Juventus.

Lazio hit relegation threatened Palermo for six, scoring five inside of 25 minutes as they look to secure a Champions League spot.

Serie A form: Roma W4 D1 L0; Lazio W2 D2 L1
Serie A top scorers
Roma – Edin Dzeko 25 goals
Lazio – Ciro Immobile 20 goals

Match history
Roma have an impressive 4-1 recent record in the derby and recorded a 2-0 success away from home earlier in the season.

In the Coppa Italia Lazio did eliminate Roma in the semi-final, progressing through 4-3 on aggregate.

Last five Serie A meetings
Lazio 0 Roma 2 – 04/12/16
Lazio 1 Roma 4 – 03/04/16
Roma 2 Lazio 0 – 08/11/15
Lazio 1 Roma 2 – 25/05/15
Roma 2 Lazio 2 – 11/01/15

Both teams to score – 1/2 with Betfair

Team news
Daniele de Rossi is likely to return to the starting XI here, after missing the win over Pescara.

Keita Balde could drop out of the team here, despite a hat-trick against Palermo last time out.

Expected starting XI’s
Roma (4-2-3-1): Szczesny; Rudiger, Manolas, Fazio, Emerson; Strootman, De Rossi; Salah, Nainggolan, El Shaarawy; Dzeko
Lazio (3-4-3): Strakosha; Hoedt, De Vrij, Radu; Basta, Biglia, Parolo, Lulic; Savic, Immobile, Anderson

Predictions

Result: Roma (10/11 with Betfair)

Correct Score: 2-1 (15/2 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Edin Dzeko (15/13 with 888 Sport)

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