Lazio vs AS Roma
Italian Serie A, Italy
Date: Saturday, 2nd March 2019
Kick off at: 19.30 GMT
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
Lazio and AS Roma are set to embark in an exciting Rome derby this weekend at Stadio Olimpico. Both teams are also gunning for that top four seat, triggering a more intense battle for points between them.
Lazio vs AS Roma Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for this intriguing Rome derby in Serie A. Let’s take a closer look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them achieving their target.
Expected Formation: 3-5-2
Probable Lineups: Strakosha(g)Bastos, Acerbi, Radu(def);Marusic, Parolo, Lucas, Milinkovic-Savic, Lulic(mid);Correa, Immobile(att)
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Olsen(g)Florenzi, Marcano, Fazio, Kolarov(def);De Rossi, N’Zonzi(mid);Zaniolo, Pellegrini, El Shaarawy(att mid)Dzeko(att).
Heading into this big Rome derby clash, both teams have already been involved in several matches. Let’s take a look at what type of results that the two sides have been getting recently to have a clearer idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches):DDWDD
Lazio have been struggling with consistency of late as they only picked up one win out of five matches. That victory itself happened in early February as they defeated Empoli 1-0 at the time.
After that win La Aquile suffered three defeats and snatched one draw in their next straight four games. However, that last draw against AC Milan might be able to regain their beliefs ahead of this weekend derby.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :DWWWW
In contrast to their city rival, Roma have been getting good results recently winning four out of their recent five fixtures. Eusebio di Francesco’s men were in a thrilling battle though in their last match, winning 3-2 against Frosinone.
The last time Giallorossi failed to pick up three points was in a home draw against AC Milan. Playing in the derby will never be easy, but Il Lupi are targeting nothing else than three points.
Simone Inzaghi’s men have slight improvement regarding their injury situation as several players have recovered already. Nevertheless, Wallace, Valon Berisha and Jordan Lukaku still unlikely to feature in this weekend’s big match.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic look to pull the string in midfield, while pushing for goals in every occasion. Ciro Immobile will still be Lazio’s main man and goal score up front for the upcoming Roman derby.
There will be some doubt for Di Francesco ahead of the weekend tie as some important names condition are still uncertain. Rick Karsdorp, Kostas Manolas, Cengiz Under and Patrick Shicka are all remain doutful to feature.
That situation means that I Lupi will be counting on young Italian talent, Nicolo Zaniolo once again. The starlet will be supporting veteran forward, Edin Dzeko, who is still Roma’s main goal getter.
Head to Head Records:
In their recent five meetings, AS Roma have been more dominant than their city rival as Giallorossi got three wins, one draw and one defeat.
The last match up with Lazio acting as host happened on April 16, 2019 and it ended in a goalless draw.
The derby has always been a special occasion and with both teams gunning for top four place, things will be more crucial. Inzaghi’s men are keen on getting their form back and beating their city rival might be the best trigger.
Roma in the other hand are looking to maintain their excellent momentum and continue their winning run. This match is set to be an entertaining one with plenty at stage for both of those capital based outfit.
Final Score: 1-1