Lazio vs AS Roma - 02/03/2019 Preview

Lazio will face AS Roma at Stadio Olimpico, in Rome, at Italian Serie A 26th Round. Lazio against AS Roma is the match with big interest after their previous matches at Italian Serie A. One of the biggest rivals will fight till the end in Derby Capitolino. This derby starts from far 1929 year since that date these teams met 187 times. Lazio won 52 times, Roma won 71 matches and they played 64 games in a draw. Francisco Totti played 44 times and scored 11 goals, which is the best result of all time. This match is always very unpredictable and interesting. Review our thoughts on this match here below. 

 

Lazio

Lazio this season is not playing at all potential that they have. They now stand at 6th position. However, they have 1 game less than the others, so they have the opportunity to go further by 3 points. Lazio dropped out of the Europa League and now can fully concentrate on the Serie A. This season Lazio plays far from the best of their football, although Inzaghi has contributed a lot to their tactics. Lazio in 5 last matches lost 3 times and won only once, moreover, they scored only 2 goals.

Almost all main players are fit and ready to fight against one of the most successful clubs in Italy. Wallace, Luiz Filipe, and Baston are under question for helping the defense. Moreover, J. Lukaku will miss the match for sure as he injured until the end of the season. In the middle Milinkovic-Savic, Luiz Alberto and Valon Berisha are under question too as they had some troubles in last rounds. In the front, everything is okay, as the mains squad striker will play.

Lazio is strong at creating scoring chances, creating long shot opportunities and defending set pieces. However, they are weak at avoiding offside and finishing scoring chances. Very likely that they will take a lot of shots, attack through the middle and left flank. In Serie A they are scoring on average 1.4 goals per game, pass with 82.3% accuracy and shoots 17 times per game.

 

AS Roma

AS Roma now stands at the 5th place in Serie A. They have only 3 points difference against 3rd place Inter and have all chances to get back to the Champions League next year. Although, this season in CL is not over, as they won against FC Porto in the first round on their own half and should save advantage and go further to the quarter-final. The team won 4 of last 5 matches in all competitions.

Unfortunately, some of the main squad players will miss the next match due to injuries. C. Under, P. Schick and K. Manolas have some injuries and will not help the team in this important match.

This season Roma is great at shooting from direct free kicks, attacking set pieces, creating chances using through balls and aerial duels. However, they are facing troubles at defending counter-attacks, stopping opponents from creating chances and protecting the lead. Very likely, that even in away match they will try to play width possessional football, attack through the middle and play non-aggressively. In Serie A they are scoring on average 2 goals per game, pass with 83.1% accuracy and shoots 16.4 times per game.

 

H2H

Since the 2015/16 season, they played 9 games in different competitions. 6 times Roma was better and only twice Lazio was stronger. In Serie A AS Roma won 2 of 3 games at Stadio Olimpico.

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