One of the biggest games in Italy takes place this weekend, as the Derby della Capitale takes place at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. But, will AS Roma be able to maintain their strong start under Jose Mourinho with a derby success?
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Huge derby games likes the Derby della Capitale are the kind of fixtures that has helped Mourinho make a name for himself. There will be few people that will be more excited about the fixture that the Portuguese, as he will certainly have a plan to help his Roma side get the three points. Roma are currently in fourth in the league standings, and they have a two point advantage over Atalanta. Roma were able to bounce back in midweek from their defeat last weekend, as they narrowly managed to get over the line with a 1-0 victory against Udinese. Lorenzo Pellegrini will be a huge miss for Roma this weekend, as he was sent off in the closing stages. However, the points were won following Tammy Abraham’s second goal for the club in the first half.
It hasn’t been the worst start to the new season for Lazio, but they certainly will be hoping to improve as the season progresses. The Italian giants are currently in seventh, and four points off their local rivals coming into this fixture at the weekend. Lazio have gone three games without a victory, losing once during this run of games. They have been held in each of their last two, which includes their midweek draw against Torino. However, they did show character in that fixture, as Ciro Immobile scored in the 91st minute to save a point for the visitors.
Lazio vs AS Roma Head to Head
Neither side have been able to piece together a number of wins in this fixture in recent years. There have been two draws in the last four, while both sides won a fixture apiece in the 2020-21 season. Lazio won their home fixture 3-0, while Roma won the return game 2-0.
Lazio vs AS Roma Prediction
It will certainly be a tense fixture between these two rivals at the Stadio Olimpico this weekend, and it is a fixture that could swing either way. However, we expect Mourinho to have a gameplan to ensure a huge derby success, and therefore the preference is for Roma.
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