As Roma and Lazio Bring the Eternal City to Life on SundayPublished December 4, 2016 by Florin P
The most anticipated derby in the Serie A pits AS Roma against Lazio and turns Olympico Stadium into a volcano (2:00 p.m UK Time).
It’s been a while since AS Roma and Lazio were last separated by a single point in the Serie A standings. This season, both of them aspire to secure a Champions League berth and are on track to fulfill their objective. AS Roma faced weaker opponents recently, but had a busy schedule as they had to play in the Europa League as well.
Lazio Could Extend Invincible Run
The home team hasn’t lost in the last 10 games, one of the longest streaks of this type in almost a decade. Three games ended undecided and two of them were played on the road, so home pitch advantage means a great deal for the Romans. This time however, they will play against their city rival, which renders this advantage less important.
Winning games hasn’t been a big challenge for Lazio, but keeping clean sheets proved to be simply impossible. Except for the worst teams in the Italian first division, all managed to score at least once in their net. This doesn’t bode well ahead of a match against the most offensive team in the championship.
Important Milestone Reached by as Roma
The visitors have secured passage to the next stage of Europa League and can now focus on the domestic championship. The busy schedule forced them to change many players in the starting formation, but the strategy paid off in the end. They managed to keep players fit and except for two midfielders who are doubtful, their best footballers will start on Sunday.
AS Roma has turned into a goalscoring machine this season and it is by far the most prolific squad. They are going to exercise tremendous pressure on Lazio, knowing that their opponents struggle against offensive minded teams. From a punter’s perspective, this match is a coin flip and any team can win, so the risks are significant. To mitigate them, you can lock in on odds of 4/5 on more than 2.5 goals to be scored, currently offered by bet365 Sports.