The Derby of Rome Turns the Eternal City into a Raging Volcano

Published November 8, 2015 by Florin P

The Derby of Rome Turns the Eternal City into a Raging Volcano

AS Roma takes on archrival Lazio in the most intense match of Serie A (2:00 p.m UK Time)

It doesn’t really matter where the two teams sit in the standings when the Derby begins, because this is the most important match of the year for both AS Roma and Lazio fans. The home side could leapfrog the leader and Inter Milan if they defeat their archrivals, while Lazio is in dire need of points after failing miserably over the weekend against AC Milan.

Inter Milan Snaps as Roma's Winning Streak

One goal proved to be enough for AS Roma to lose on the road and in the process they were overtaken by both their victors and Fiorentina. The defeat came at the worst possible time, as the Italians are also playing a difficult match in the Champions League. Luckily for them they don’t have players injured or suspended, so they can use a competitive starting formation in both fixtures.

Inter Milan did a brilliant job at containing the offensive prowess of AS Roma, as the Romans have scored an average of three goals per match in October. Against Lazio, they will not hold back and given the importance of this fixture the home side can’t afford to aim for a single point.

Lazio Suffers First Back-To-Back Defeats

Over the course of just three days, Lazio lost two games and by doing so they are no longer within striking distance of the leaders. They are also a part of the European adventure, but they have an easier task of defeating Rosenborg on Thursday.

Fatigue is finally catching up with Lazio and now that the backline is tormented by injured and suspended players, their chances don’t look that good against AS Roma. Bet365 Sport offers even odds to those punters willing to back the home side at full stakes and given their recent form and head to head results, this seems to be the right choice.

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