Serie A / Lazio Rome vs AS Roma – The Rome Derby is definitely the most interesting match in the 2nd round of the Serie A and the home team is in better mood. Lazio soundly won Sampdoria in the first round, while Roma slipped at home against the second team from Genoa and merely drew. Both teams will play in the Europa League this season, while last one Lazio outclassed Roma by 3-0 at home.
Game Lazio Rome vs AS Roma begins 01.09.2019 at 18:00 CET
Lazio didn't bring too many new players this summer and by that it hasn’t been expected to start the season so well. They played away with always tough-to-beat Sampdoria and they probably didn't hope to win so easily. They won by 0-3 and hero of the match was forward Immobile who scored two goals. He was Lazio’s best player last season and he continues to play that role now, although others were very good too. S. Inzaghi continues to manage the team and he didn’t experiment too much with the starting line-up, or more precisely out of all new players only Lazzari played at the right flank.
Stopper Wavro came off the bench in the second half, while Jony didn’t appear at all. This player who came from Malaga will stay on the bench now, and it is possible that the starting line-up undergo some changes even though they played well. Leiva could replace Parolo in the midfield and that would be the only change.
Probable lineups Lazio Rome: Strakosha – Felipe, Acerbi, Radu – Lazzari, Leiva, Milinkovic-Savic, Lulic – Correa, L. Alberto – Immobile
Roma slipped in the first round when it failed to defeat Genoa at home. It was particularly bad that they led three times but that wasn’t enough to win all three points. Clearly, the defence underperformed and it can be said that departure of stopper Manolas has left a gap in their ranks. Fazio and J. Jesus played at stopper positions, while newcomer Mancini, who came from Atalanta started on the bench. It is good that forward Dzeko is in good shape, whom Roma eventually kept in its ranks, and we also should mention beautiful goals scored by Under and Kolarov.
Everything was in vain due to defence errors and new manager Fonseca debuted with poor result. None of new players was in the team except for goalkeeper Pau Lopez, who also didn’t stand make a name for himself with three received goals. Fonseca probably won’t change stoppers for this match but Zappacosta might play at the right flank from the first minute. Kluivert goes on the bench who played very poorly in the first round, while Florenzi should play more offensive. New left back Spinazzola is on the injured list, just as midfielder Perotti.
Probable lineups AS Roma: Pau Lopez – Zappacosta, J. Jesus, Fazio, Kolarov – Cristante, Pellegrini – Florenzi, Zaniolo, Under – Dzeko
Betting Pick: Lazio Rome vs AS Roma
Each team scored by three goals in the first round which clearly shows that both have excellent attacks. Roma has problem with defence and Lazio should be able to use that, although we expect that Roma takes part in the expected goal fest that we forecast for the Rome Derby.
Pick: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.62 at betsson (down to 1.56 can be played)
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