Friday night football from Serie A as Lazio play host to Roma in a match you can follow live on television from 19:45 GMT. This game kickstarts another exciting round of fixtures from the top division of Italian football and gives both teams involved a chance to get the jump on their rivals, bag the all-important three points and climb the table.
Armchair fans can expect a close contest on Friday with the stats showing each of the last two games involving Lazio and Roma have ended in a draw, 1-1 the score in each game. The most recent clash came 12 months ago when an Edin Dzeko opener on 26 minutes was cancelled out by a Francesco Acerbi equaliser with 34 on the clock. Will we see another level finish, or will this match produce a winner for the first time since Lazio romped to a 3-0 success in March 2019?
Lazio unbeaten in three
Lazio entered the week placed eighth in Serie A with 28 points on the board, a tally that leaves them within touching distance of the prize places. Juventus in fourth are five points better off at present and the chance to cut that deficit will be the inspiration in the Lazio training camp this week. The home team have eight wins and four draws against five defeats.
They line-up for this game with confidence in the camp thanks to a fantastic three-game winning run, made up of a draw and two wins. Those victories came in their last two games against Fiorentina and Parma. They beat the latter 2-0 away from home less than a week ago with the goals coming from Alconchel and Caicedo.
Roma unbeaten in four
Roma are third in the league table at the time of writing with 34 points collected in their first 17 games of the campaign. The visitors arrive with 10 wins and four draws against three defeats, scoring 37 goals while conceding 26 in the process. Roma are six points behind leaders AC Milan, knowing victory here would heap pressure on the two above.
There’s confidence in the away dressing room thanks to a four-game unbeaten record, consisting of three wins and a draw. The spare level finish did come last time out when Roma were held to a 2-2 at home by Inter Milan. An 86th-minute goal from Mancini rescued a point on that occasion.
Lazio vs Roma prediction
This game involves two teams high on confidence that believe they are good enough to bag an important three points. Lazio are the home side and won last time, but Roma are higher in the table and an away win would see them close the gap on the league leaders.
Serie A predictions
The pre-match betting available on this game at 22bet has Lazio priced at 2.875 to record a home win while those looking to support Roma can take the away day at odds of 2.33. Fancy the draw? An even finish is currently 3.62.
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