15th January 2021 – 20:45, Stadio Olimpico, Roma
The 18th round of the Italian Serie A is going to be opened with a derby clash between Lazio and Roma. The home side is looking forward to getting closer to the top four, while the visitors want to get involved in the title race.
Match Preview & Team News
Lazio has been playing inconsistently throughout the entire December. They celebrated only twice during that month in all competitions. Nevertheless, 2021 has started well for Simone Inzaghi’s side as the hosts picked up seven points from the last three Serie A rounds. The Biancocelesti sit in eight place, being five points behind the fourth-placed Juventus. Ciro Immobile picked up where he left off last season, but he needs more support from the teammates. Lazio conceded 13 goals when playing at Stadio Olimpico as the hosts, and they need to tighten up their defense. Additionally, the home side lost three times at their ground and booked the same number of wins. If they manage to stabilize the form, it wouldn’t be late for Lazio to challenge one of the Champions League spots.
The visitors are on a very good run as they sit in the 3rd spot, being six points behind the top-placed Milan. Roma collected ten points in the last four rounds, and they remained undefeated against Inter last weekend. Paulo Fonseca’s side is one of t he most productive teams in the league, with 37 goals scored. The Giallorossi have been putting pretty attractive displays lately, and if they manage to keep up, they might get involved in the battle for the very top. On the other hand, Gianluca Mancini and the lads need to tighten up their defense, as Roma kept the clean sheet just once in the last eight matches. The visitors booked four away victories so far, however, they share the venue with Lazio and will feel like at home. Another challenge is ahead of Roma, and they want to continue their unbeatable record.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
These kinds of games are always tricky to predict. Both teams have been played well lately and will search for points from this clash. Therefore, we won’t be surprised if these two teams split points in a draw.
Goals Market Prediction
Both Lazio and Roma have difficulties keeping their net intact, while they are pretty productive in the final third. We expect to see a great battle and at least a goal scored by both sides.
Lazio vs Roma
Draw @ 3.70
BTTS Yes @ 1.50
Correct score 1:1 @ 7.00