AS Roma’s chances of finishing in a European position are over this season, while Lazio are still in the hunt for a Champions League place. However, the visitors must claim victory over their local rivals this weekend to keep their hopes alive.
Serie A Preview
Lazio’s chances of finishing in the Serie A top four are incredibly slim at this stage of the season. However, they still have a fighting chance. If they are to achieve a second consecutive finish in the Champions League places, then they must win all remaining games at the very least. Lazio’s form over recent weeks has been indifferent, as they have won two of their last three. No side in the top six have lost as frequently as Roma this term, as they have lost ten times. Lazio stayed in the fight for a top four spot by the skin of their teeth in midweek, as they narrowly got past Parma. Ciro Immobile scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory, but the winner came in the 95th minute.
AS Roma’s race is run when it comes to Europa League football for next season, as three defeats in four means that they are mathematically not able to get into the top six. They could end up finishing the season lower in the league table, as Sassuolo are just two points behind with just two games remaining. Roma will already be looking forward to next season, as they welcome Jose Mourinho into the dugout in the summer. There is an awful lot of work for the Portuguese manager to do. Sorting out the leaky defence will be among the most important, as Roma have let in 56 goals this season, which is the worst defensive record in the Serie A top half.
AS Roma vs Lazio Head To Head
The Derby della Capitale is one of the most eye-catching derbies in Serie A. Lazio have dominated the recent meetings, as they have won two of the previous four. They also won the game earlier in the season, as they won 3-0 at home. Roma’s last victory in this fixture came in September 2018, but that remains their only win in the previous six meetings.
AS Roma vs Lazio Prediction
Roma’s form has spiralled in the second half of the season, and it looks as though they are just wanting the season to end now. Lazio still have something to play for, and we expect them to get a narrow victory at the home of their rivals.
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